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Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stress
 
Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may fight infectious disease

Scientists found a gene variant that affects cholesterol levels also could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever. A common cholesterol-lowering drug could protect animal models against Salmonella Typhi, the culprit behind the potentially deadly infection. The findings give insight into the mechanisms that govern human susceptibility to infectious disease and point to possible avenues to protect against pathogens -- like Salmonella or Ebola -- whose entry into host cells is regulated by cholesterol.

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What happens in the brain to make us 'catch' yawns

You may well be yawning just reading this - it's contagious. Now researchers have looked at what happens in our brains to trigger that response.

A University of Nottingham team found it occurs in a part of the brain responsible for motor function.



By boosting innate immunity, researchers eradicate aggressive prostate cancer in mice
Does Cooking Boost Nutrients in Tomatoes and Spinach?


Q. Is it true tomatoes and spinach release more of their nutrients when they've been cooked?

A. It's true for some nutrients, but not for others.
 
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