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New Study Suggests Low-Carb Diet Helps You Lose Weight

If there’s a controversial food group most people debate, it’d be carbs. Some people claim eating carbs help boost their energy, aid in weight loss, and in muscle development. Meanwhile, others claim that not eating carbs will force your body into activating the fat-burning state of ketosis, which also triggers weight loss. With these conflicting […]

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Australia further curbs new arrivals due to risks of variant

Australia plans to halve commercial passenger arrivals due to virus risks as parts of the country emerged from lockdowns Friday. Australia will reduce its cap on arrivals from 6,000 passengers a week to 3,000 by July 14 to reduce pressure on hotel quarantine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said after a meeting with state and territory […]

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How New Zealand has managed to dodge the COVID-19 bullet again

New Zealand has avoided community transmission, even though an Australian visitor tested positive for the delta variant which dominates Australia’s latest COVID-19 outbreaks. New Zealand health authorities were quick to react, isolating and testing contacts and suspending travel. Of the traveller’s 2,609 contacts, 93% have now returned a negative test result. But given the delta […]

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New psychotherapy may reduce anxiety, depression in heart patients

A type of psychotherapy that changes how people regulate thinking patterns may reduce anxiety and depression for people recovering from heart problems, new research shows. The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, found 1 in 3 people who took part in metacognitive therapy, or MCT, during cardiac rehabilitation significantly reduced their […]

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New gene therapy uses Tylenol to combat genetic diseases

Researchers have developed a new approach to gene therapy that leans on the common pain reliever acetaminophen to force a variety of genetic diseases into remission. A paper published in Science Translational Medicine describes how the novel technique successfully treated the blood-clotting disorder hemophilia and the debilitating metabolic disease known as phenylketonuria, or PKU, in […]