Drinking baking soda may help combat rheumatoid arthritis

Drinking baking soda may help combat rheumatoid arthritis

Drinking baking soda daily may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, say scientists. While the immune system normally protects us from disease and infection, in someone who has an autoimmune disease the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake. Drinking baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, tells the spleen — which is part of the immune system — to go easy on the immune response, the study said. “Certainly drinking bicarbonate affects the spleen and we think it’s through the mesothelial cells,” said…

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This widely used pesticide is messing up your hormones

This widely used pesticide is messing up your hormones

The most widely used pesticides in the world may disrupt our hormones and adversely affect human health, a study has found. Neonicotinoids frequently make headlines because of their harmful effects on honeybees and other insect pollinators. Neonicotinoids act on insects’ nervous systems, killing them by paralysis. Very little research has been done on their effects on human health. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, shows that they may also have an impact on human health by disrupting our hormonal systems. “Endocrine disrupters are natural or synthetic molecules that…

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An effective cancer therapy is now one step closer to reality

An effective cancer therapy is now one step closer to reality

Cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. And it turns out, when it comes to fighting cancer, the size does matter. According to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The Ohio State University, doctors could be a step closer to finding the most effective way to treat cancer with a double whammy of a virus combined with boosting the natural immune system. “The findings of this research are very exciting because it helps unravel the complex yin and yang relationship…

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Obesity can cause cancer. Aspirin pills can protect you from it

Obesity can cause cancer. Aspirin pills can protect you from it

Aspirin, a medication used to treat pain, fever or inflammation, could significantly reduce the effects of obesity on cancer, suggests a study on mice. Obesity is a known risk factor for certain types of cancer, including colon, pancreatic and breast cancer. Previous research, too, showed that aspirin could reduce risk of cancer in the digestive tract, though it also caused side effects like gastrointestinal bleeding. The new study, from Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, showed that obesity could enhance cancer development by slowing down the key cancer defence mechanism. “Epithelial” cells lining the surfaces…

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LED bulbs can give you cancer, stay away from the blue light

LED bulbs can give you cancer, stay away from the blue light

Reigniting the debate over exposure to the “blue light” emitted by outdoor LED screens and heightened risk of cancer, an international team of researchers have concluded that there is a “strong link” between the two. To reach this conclusion, the researchers from University of Exeter in Britain and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) determined indoor exposure to artificial light through personal questionnaires. The outdoor levels of artificial light, such as emitted by street lights, were evaluated for Madrid and Barcelona, based on nocturnal images taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station…

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Samsung Galaxy Zero smartphone will be almost bezel-less: Render video out!

Samsung Galaxy Zero smartphone will be almost bezel-less: Render video out!

A new development from the South Korean smartphone giant Samsung is the rumoured entry of Samsung Galaxy Zero. The Galaxy Zero, if rumours are true, will be the first smartphone ever to feature a completely bezel-less design. According to a Youtube channel ‘Science and Knowledge’, the giant is set to introduce a new design for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Zero with bezel-less design. The video shows a concept design of the phone in all its glory. The video also focuses on the rumoured features and specifications of the phone. The…

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Xiaomi Mi7 flagship smartphone to feature 3D facial recognition, face unlock

Xiaomi Mi7 flagship smartphone to feature 3D facial recognition, face unlock

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is likely to launch its Mi7 flagship smartphone with 3D sensing technology in Q3 2018. Apple has enjoyed a monopoly in 3D face sensing technology until now and it may continue to do so until the next range of flagship phones with 3D facial sensing tech comes from different companies. But Xiaomi may have stolen a march over its competitors in this area. Xiaomi can move ahead of its competitors – Samsung, Huawei etc – in 3D facial recognition faster because it incorporates Qualcomm’s designs and…

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OnePlus 6: Launch in India ‘Soon’ on Amazon Website

OnePlus 6: Launch in India ‘Soon’ on Amazon Website

The OnePlus 6 upcoming flagship phone is set to be launched in India soon, with Amazon as the official online selling partner. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, owned by BBK Electronics is expected to launch their flagship, OnePlus 6 in India on 18th May. With a dedicated page for OnePlus 6 going live on Amazon India, users can now sign up for updates regarding the smartphone via the ‘Notify Me’ Button. The upcoming phone is said to be a proper upgrade over the previous OnePlus 5 and is not supposed to…

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Agora Could Be a Great Option for You

Agora Could Be a Great Option for You

Preparing for your financial future is a very important job that all people need to take seriously. When you are looking for investment options and advice, one great company to consult would be Agora Financial. Agora is a private publishing company that focuses on providing newsletters and other periodicals to individuals that are either looking to improve their personal finances or are looking for jobs in the industry. Being a member and added to the mailing list could provide you with a variety of benefits. One reason why you should…

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