Category: Health News

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Spent Grain Used to Improve Bread, Shows Promise

Beer is often referred to as “liquid bread”, thanks to its nutrition value, and its color. Brewing it is a complex process that creates several by-products. Spent grain (also called brewer’s grain, or draff) is one of them. It is a residue consisting of malt and grains that are left...

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Olympics 2016: How Real the Zika Threat Is?

After the dots were connected in Brazil this year, linking Zika to severe birth defects and other conditions, many have started to think of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The event will attract hundreds of thousands to Rio de Janeiro, in an area where the virus is present. Athletes, and tourists are...

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Blueberries are Healthier than you Think, Study Shows

Adding fruit to your daily diet is important. Fruits provide you with tons of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fiber. But some of them have benefits beyond their vitamin content. And often we are unaware of what else they bring to the table. The heart-protecting, cancer-fighting properties of blueberries, for...

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Zika Vaccine to Undergo Human Trials Soon

The Zika virus was discovered decades ago but mostly ignored. No wonder, since its outbreaks were limited to remote areas, and its effects were mild – a week-long fever with rash, nothing fancy. But when its effects on babies were discovered, it was promoted to a “major threat”. And it’s...