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  • Plain Packaging tobacco products UK - thumbnail

    Plain packaging triggered a hike in the price of tobacco products in the UK. Specifically, the price of leading tobacco products rose, say researchers from the University of Stirling in Scotland. The researchers wrote about their study and findings in the international journal Addiction (citation below). Their findings conflicted with tobacco company predictions. Tobacco companies

  • Work Stress Cancer Link - Thumbnail

    Work stress is associated with an increase in the risk of developing some cancers, says a team of researchers. The researchers, from China, wrote about their study and findings in the International Journal of Cancer (citation below). Work stress or occupational stress is stress related to a worker’s job. It frequently stems from unexpected responsibilities.

  • Cardiovascular disease and fracking link

    Researchers have discovered a possible connection between cardiovascular disease and the intensity of oil and gas exploration. The scientists, from Colorado School of Public Health and National Jewish Health, wrote about their study and findings in the journal Environmental Research (citation below). They carried out a pilot study involving 97 men and women in Windsor,

  • Coffee Compounds

    Two coffee compounds may team up to fight Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia are two progressive diseases associated with brain degeneration. There is currently no cure for either disease. Scientists from Rutgers University and Princeton University discovered the therapeutic potential of combining caffeine with another compound in coffee. They

  • Relax after a hard day at the office

    There is a need to strike a balance between work and your personal life. While many of us long for a peaceful and stress-free experience, some of us end up getting stressed as a result of work. At the end of the day, work needs to get done. It is even worse if you have

  • 3D-printing a glucose biosensor - thumbnail

    A team of researchers has created a 3D-printed glucose biosensor. The glucose biosensor is for use in wearable monitors, say scientists from Washington State University. They add that their work may lead to better glucose monitors for millions of diabetes patients globally. Arda Gozen, Yuehe Lin and colleagues wrote about their research in the journal