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Checked For You: Anorexia may be caused by bacterial infection, say scientists

Anorexia

Scientists have suggested that anorexia may be caused by bacteria which confuse the immune system, leading it to attack the brain and trigger feelings of personal disgust. The theory mentions for the first time that the eating disorder has been linked to a physical infection, in contrast to the traditional view which blames psychological, environmental and social factors. Experts from ...

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Eyelid twitches, magnesium, food for the vision… Here are some tips from Dr. George Cherfan

Eyelid twitches

In order for us to safeguard an excellent vision and to know how to protect ourselves from cataract and age-related macular degeneration, we had this quick conversation with Dr. George Cherfan, founder and medical director of Beirut Eye Specialist Hospital, general ophthalmologist, vitreous and retina specialist. We hear much said about lutein and zeaxanthin; but what are they exactly? Both ...

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Checked For You: Useless robot waiters fired for incompetence in China

Useless robot waiters

If you lie awake at night worrying about the ‘threat’ of Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking over the world, then take heart from a recent episode involving robot waiters in China. Three restaurants in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have been forced to fire all of their robot staff after their utter incompetence began costing them money. Two of the ...

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Checked For You: Coffee consumption linked to decreased risk of colorectal cancer

Coffee consumption

Whether you like your coffee black, decaf, half-caff or even instant, feel free to drink up. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center of Keck Medicine of USC, have found that coffee consumption decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. The study examined over 5100 men and women who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within ...

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Is it true that white spots on nails are linked to calcium deficiency?

white spots

No. Although our mother or grandmother always associated the presence of white spots on nails to calcium deficiency, this is not true. Indeed, these little white spots that sometimes appear on our nails and which aesthetically hinder us reflect in most cases a deformity in the nail keratin layers which are irregularly superimposed and thus cause some lack of transparency ...

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The Edamame, a brilliant source of high quality proteins

Edamame

The delicious Edamame beans are actually fresh soybeans. They are known, grown and consumed in Asia for thousands of years already. The Japanese origin of the word “Edamame” means “beans on branch” since these green pods are picked with their small branches before maturity. The Edamame beans belong to the group of legumes. What distinguishes them is the great amount ...

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