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Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

The healthiest way to cook mushrooms is to microwave or grill them to preserve their goodness, researchers say. These cooking methods significantly increase levels of antioxidants which protect cells against diseases, but boiling or frying reduces them. A study, from Spain, looked at the properties of four different types of mushrooms before and after cooking. Adding a little oil when ...

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Menstrual Cycle "on a Chip" Offers a New Window into Female Physiology

0SHARESShare The exquisite hormonal signaling that drives the female reproductive system cannot be modeled in a flat petri dish. Scrambling to address history’s long dearth of research in women’s health and physiology, scientists have now created the first “organ on a chip” model that functionally re-creates the female menstrual cycle. This 3-D system may help scientists understand some causes of ...

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How being under the care of the Crisis team has helped my mental health

0SHARESShare (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) A short while ago, I had a breakdown. I had been struggling for six weeks with mania, an episode which occurred due to my diagnosis of bipolar disorder type 1. ‘I woke up one morning completely freaked out’ The mania saw me do things such as spending a lot of money, being incredibly irritable, ...

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Celgene's multiple sclerosis drug succeeds in late-stage trial

0SHARESShare Celgene Corp said its oral drug to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis met the main goal of reducing annualized relapse rate, when compared to Biogen Inc’s Avonex, in a second late-stage study. The drug, ozanimod, succeeded in another late-stage study in February. Celgene said on Monday it expected to file for U.S. marketing application by the end of this year. ...

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U.S. gender confirmation surgery up 19 percent in 2016, doctors say

By Daniel Trotta | NEW YORK Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people. But less than 0.5 percent of those procedures involved the genitals, according to the survey of 703 doctors released on ...

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Deadly ‘Brexit virus’ has infected sausages imported from Europe

English breakfast (Picture: Getty) A potentially deadly new strain of hepatitis E is feared to have infected 10% of  sausages. Doctors are warning pork lovers to ensure their meat is properly cooked, after 60,000 British people fell ill with HEV in a year. Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t directly condemn the IRA – but said ‘all bombing is bad’ Sausages, bacon, pork ...

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Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

0SHARESShare A transmission electron micrograph shows Ebola virus particles in this undated handout image released by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fredrick, Maryland. REUTERS/USAMRIID/Handout 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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Man with just days to live marries fiance at his hospital bedside

Ray and Tracy just wanted to get married (Picture: MEN) A couple who had to abandon their dream wedding after the groom was diagnosed with terminal cancer have been able to get married in a last minute ceremony. Ray Kershaw, 63, was hoping to marry 45-year-old Tracy Brooks in Tenerife next year, but had to change their plans when he ...

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