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Breastmilk Protects Infants from Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and More

Breastmilk Protects Infants from Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and More

new study from the University of Helsinki showed that babies breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with infants breastfed for a shorter period of time. Moreover, the study showed that antibiotics used by mothers increased the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infants. Schematic by MeMed. Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are […]

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Drinking Alcohol Helps You Speak Foreign Languages Better, According to Study

Drinking Alcohol Helps You Speak Foreign Languages Better, According to Study

A study shows that small doses of alcohol can improve bilingual speakers’ ability to talk in a non-native language. However, the team points out that larger doses could actually impair this ability. Anyone who’s ever become inebriated can attest that alcohol throws a wrench in your brains’ efforts to think and keep control over your body’s movements. […]

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New Study Links Gray Hair With Immune System Activity And Viral Infection

New Study Links Gray Hair With Immune System Activity And Viral Infection

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Alabama at Birmingham found a link between graying hair in mice and the activation of the innate immune system. Specifically, the authors of the new study identified a connection between genes associated with hair color and genes that sound the alarm in the event […]

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