• Health,  Life

    These Green Papers Are Toxic And Could Be Deadly

      In the spring of 2019, in Delaware, USA, Dr. Melissa Teiden of the Winterthur Museum checked out an old book published in 1857 from the library. It is a guide to home decoration, and the title of the book is “Country Country Decoration-For a Tasteful Home”.   The book is beautiful, and although it is more than a century old, it still retains its bright green exterior, which complements the gilt letters and patterns. As part of the collection to be exhibited at the Kunsthalle in Winterthur, the book’s striking colors are still impressive even though the spine and cover are about to fall off and the stitching is broken.   Dr.…

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    Ramble about siesta

    Ever seen a take-out nap? A Japanese company has launched a delivery service called “Nap Space,” in which a van converted into a bedroom is driven to the office floor to solve the problem of nap time for office workers. As the saying goes, “If you don’t sleep at noon, you will collapse in the afternoon.” Taking a nap at noon is an important way to restore the “vitality” of the body. So, how to take a nap more scientifically? Is a nap a good idea? Previous studies have shown that regular naps can protect against Alzheimer’s disease by improving mental agility and consolidating memories. In addition, taking a nap…

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    Gluten-free foods, to eat or not to eat?

    Is gluten just bran? The edible portion of a grain consisting, from the outside to the inside, chiefly of the bran, endosperm, and germ. The bran is the outermost edible part of wheat, which is mainly composed of dietary fiber. Gluten is a nutrient in the endosperm. The endosperm of wheat is mainly starch, but also contains gluten and glycolin, a complex of these two proteins called gluten. The word “gluten” may be new to you, but when it comes to gluten, you’re probably familiar with it. Our common gluten is actually gluten. When making dough, gluten proteins absorb water and expand, then bond to each other to form gluten,…

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    Stem cell-derived organoids mimic parathyroid tissue

      Stem cell-derived parathyroid organoids (PTOs) may pave the way for future physiological studies and drug screening, according to a study published in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Parathyroid glands contain stem cells capable of forming organoids, research has shown. These organoids secrete hormones, express specific markers, and exhibit similar responses to drugs, mimicking patients.   The co-senior research author of the paper, Sherto Cruyver of the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands, said that this is the first time in the world that parathyroid stem cells have been isolated and these cells have been maintained as organoids in the laboratory for a long time. The new study uses PTO as…

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  • Health,  Tech

    Half the brain can recognize words and faces, study finds

      A study of brain plasticity and visual perception found that people who had half their brains removed as children could accurately identify the difference between two words or two faces more than 80 percent of the time. Given the volume of brain tissue removed, this accuracy highlights the limits of the brain’s ability to rewire itself and adapt to drastic surgery or trauma.   The findings, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, are the first-ever attempt to describe neuroplasticity in humans and understand whether a single brain hemisphere can perform tasks that are normally performed separately by the two…

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    Painless childbirth: The misunderstood “light of humanity”

      Do women have to live with pain when giving birth? Painless childbirth makes the baby stupid, and cesarean section is safer and more comfortable? Regarding painless childbirth, there are still many misunderstandings that need to be clarified…   ”There is a ‘human light’ that has been used for nearly 200 years-painless childbirth, only 30% of Chinese mothers use it.” October 11, 2022 “World Pain Relief Day”, this topic rushed to the hot search. According to the “2022 World Pain Relief Day Survey Report” released by Physician Daily, Zhejiang Women and Children’s Foundation, and Babycare: As many as 36% of the respondents “don’t know or have only heard of” painless childbirth.   In…

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    Why can’t sneeze in your sleep

      Sneezing is usually the process of clearing irritants from the nose and throat. When a foreign object enters the nasal cavity, passing through the nasal mucosa, it may trigger the release of a neurotransmitter called histamine.   Histamine consists mostly of nitrogen particles that irritate nerve endings in the nasal mucosa, causing them to swell and send signals to the brain, which in turn causes sneezing by sending signals to the pharyngeal and tracheal muscles to dilate the nasal passages and throat. There are 4 stages of human sleep, and people who are sleeping are usually in the stage of rapid eye movement sleep. At this stage, our muscles are in…

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    “Tea bag walking” for 10 minutes a day to lose weight and prolong life

      Recently, a paper published in the Christmas special issue of the “British Medical Journal” brought a strange walking posture to the fire.   This slow, high-legged, three-step, two-back step comes from a 1971 comedy called The Ministry of Silly Walks, recreated by Renaissance scientists Research, and named after the character “Teabag Walk”.   According to research, “tea bag walking” for about 10 minutes a day has the effect of fitness, weight loss and longevity, which is equivalent to 75 minutes of strenuous exercise every week.   Scientists also say that if this walking posture had been popularized earlier, we might now live in a healthier society.   Why are scientists so optimistic about “tea…

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    How much do you know about stroke

      Stroke has high morbidity, disability and mortality, which will bring a heavy burden to patients, families and society. With the increasingly obvious problem of aging, coupled with the accelerated pace of life and changes in people’s work and rest habits and diet, the incidence of stroke is also increasing year by year, and gradually tends to be younger. How to do a good job in the prevention, treatment and health care of the disease has become a common concern of all walks of life.   What is a stroke? A   stroke is what we often call a “stroke”, which refers to the occurrence of lesions in the blood vessels that transport…

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    How to tell if your child has ADHD

      Due to their high energy, children are often lively and active, and have a strong interest in things around them, which is normal. However, there are also a small number of children who are too energetic, unable to control their behavior, inattentive in doing things, accompanied by low learning ability, cognitive impairment, etc., which may be the manifestation of ADHD. ADHD is a common disease that affects children’s normal growth and development. If it is not diagnosed and prevented in time, it will seriously affect children’s learning and physical and mental development. How can I tell if my child has ADHD? And how to carry out effective treatment? In the…

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    Is anesthesia safe for children?

      Children inevitably suffer from various diseases during their growth, and some even require surgery. However, most operations require anesthesia before surgery. At this time, many parents are worried about the safety of anesthesia, for fear that it will leave sequelae to their children. Is anesthesia safe for children? What precautions? This article will answer them one by one for everyone.   Simply speaking, surgical anesthesia is to ensure that the patient loses consciousness overall or locally through corresponding drugs and other methods, so as to achieve the purpose of painless treatment and create good conditions for surgical treatment.   Why do children need general anesthesia for surgery? Compared with adults,   children lack…

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    Bumpy journey for flu vaccine Universal flu shot is high-level goal

      Influenza has always been one of the strongest opponents of human beings. In the records of human history, every influenza pandemic will take away millions of lives. Modern research has found that the massive deaths of the population of Athens in ancient Greece in the 5th century BC and the plague pandemic in London in 1675 may be caused by influenza viruses. And the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 is a more gruesome history, the deadliest global plague in history. In less than two years, the influenza virus infected a third of the world’s population. More than 50 million people died as a result.   In the past hundred years, human…

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