Appendix may have important function

Appendix

It seems we all might have an apology to make, as new research has confirmed that the Appendix isn’t the useless waste of space that we all believed it to be.

In fact, far from being redundant, it may well have actually been silently helping keep our immune system in check all these years.

Can we get a refund on that appendectomy?

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Mesentery: New organ discovered inside human body

Mesentery

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few fragmented structures in the digestive system.

But scientists have realized it is in fact one, continuous organ.

Although its function is still unclear, the discovery opens up “a whole new area of science,” according to J Calvin Coffey, a researcher at the University Hospital Limerick, who first discovered it.

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Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks

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Increasing fruit and vegetable intake may benefit psychological well-being.

Fruits and vegetables are a pivotal part of a healthful diet, but their benefits are not limited to physical health. New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks.

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Whole grains increase metabolism, may help promote weight loss

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Whole grains, such as brown rice, may help weight loss by decreasing calories retained during digestion.

Whole grains have been shown to be superior in the diet when compared with refined grains, suggests new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Whole grains increased calorie loss by decreasing the number of calories retained during digestion, while simultaneously speeding up metabolism.

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Obesity, weight loss in children may cause permanent bone loss

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Teenagers who are obese as well as those who lose excessive weight may both be at risk of irreparable damage to their bones, a new study has found.
Obesity has been previously associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, but the study found that it can also affect the bone structure in both childhood and adolescence.

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20 Amazing fairness tips for men

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Fair complexion is not going to be a dream anymore. The color complexion has the tendency to uplift the beauty of your face. Though there are a number of tips and ways to get a fairer looking skin for women, it is not that easy for men. This is because of the growth of beards and moustaches around the face which makes it difficult for men to get a fairer looking skin. Moreover, there are lots of chances of skin getting tanned. In order to tackle all these, here are some of the easiest and proven methods for getting a fairer looking skin for men.
Men are turning more conscious towards their looks whether it is pertaining to skin complexion or dressing and concentrating on the flawless skin has become one of the requisites for them. So, come and have a deep look into the below fairness tips that suggests to what to follow for the gorgeous skin.

Carefully select the skin products 

Men’s skin is thicker than that of women, hence they need to be more attentive while choosing the skin care products, depending on your skin type – whether it is oily, dry or a combination of both, you will need to look further.

Wash your face twice every day 

Never complete a day without washing your face twice. Rinse with a face wash that is having Aloe Vera or lemon extracts, which will cleanse the skin from the deeper layers and moisturize the skin while giving it a polish. Since ages, these two ingredients are considered as the best skin care ingredients to achieve a fair skin.

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Scientists on the verge of developing cure for cold

Common Cold
It’s rare to get through the winter without developing a pesky cold at least once – some of us seem to have a permanent cold, and for others, a cold can be extremely dangerous.

However, colds could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a team of scientists who are on the verge of discovering a vaccine for the common cold.

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Back Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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Back pain is a very common complaint. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 80% of all Americans will have low back pain at least once in their lives.

Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and doctor visits. Although back pain may be painful and uncomfortable, it is not usually serious.

Even though back pain can affect people of any age, it is significantly more common among adults aged between 35 and 55 years. Experts say that back pain is associated with the way our bones, muscles and ligaments in our backs work together.

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Fish oil during pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood asthma

The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well-known and range from lowering the risk of heart disease to protecting cognitive function. New research suggests that supplements of the unsaturated fat may have an additional benefit: they may lower the risk of childhood asthma.

A supplemental intake of fish oil during pregnancy may significantly reduce the risk of asthma in children.
A supplemental intake of fish oil during pregnancy may significantly reduce the risk of asthma in children.

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the two major classes of polyunsaturated fat. They can be found in certain foods like flax seed and fish, as well as in dietary supplements such as fish oil.

So far, research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acids – when consumed directly from food – have a variety of health benefits. A moderate consumption of seafood has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and has also been associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.

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Test reveals why cancer is genetic

Cancer cell division in sarcoma.
Cancer cell division in sarcoma.

Researchers have used genetic testing to reveal why some families are affected by several different types of cancer. 

Scientists tested 1,162 patients with sarcoma, a rare cancer disproportionately affecting children and young adults, and found that more than half were born with at least one gene mutation that is known to increase the risk.

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