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Mosquitoes Are Passing Microplastics Up the Food Chain | Smart News

We do not exactly need another reason to detest mosquitoes. But on Wednesday, scientists at the University of Reading reported that, in addition to a dizzying series of deadly diseases ranging from malaria to Zika fever, these infamous insects can now drive another public health concern: microplastics contaminants in the environment. Plastics have infiltrated virtually every corner of the planet …

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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Carbs

You're Sleeping ViChizh / Shutterstock "Carbohydrates are our number one energy source," says Gina Sam, MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist from New York. Compared to proteins and fats, they are degraded more quickly in glucose, the substance our bodies go on. So save yourself and you may feel lethargic. Take a look at these 16 low carbohydrate diet mistakes you should …

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World Alzheimer’s Day: What is the disease and where can you find support in Gloucestershire

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time, the most common early symptom is short-term memory loss. Alzheimer's disease is named after the doctor who described it for the first time (Alois Alzheimer), a physical disease that affects the brain. This disease is known as the most common cause of dementia. Dementia …

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Alzheimer’s disease, dementia cases to double by 2060

Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Police block the streets after an unidentified assailant opened fire in a warehouse complex on September 20, 2018 in Aberdeen, Maryland, killing and injuring more people, authorities said. The number of people projected to have Alzheimer's disease It is expected that dementia in the United States will double by 2060, according to a …

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