Thursday, 8 November 2018

Coffee may be good for your complexion

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Researchers studied the effect of coffee drinking on the risk for rosacea, a chronic skin disease that causes facial redness in about 5 percent of the population.

The scientists used data on 82,737 women participating in a large health study between 1991 and 2005. The study collected information on coffee consumption every four years and documented 4,945 cases of clinician-diagnosed rosacea over the period.

Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23% lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.

Ref: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/well/eat/coffee-may-tame-the-redness-of-rosacea.html

Could we cure paralysis?


Frogs with amputated legs had enhanced limb regeneration when fitted with a revolutionary device. Adult frogs normally grow back only a featureless, thin, cartilaginous spike.

Scientists claim this so-called 'bioreactor' helps the animals regrow legs by 'kick-starting' the advanced healing process using the hormone progesterone.

Progesterone is crucial to pregnancy and it is now believed that the chemical could help find a cure for spinal cord injuries. It is secreted by the corpus luteum, a temporary endocrine gland that the female body produces after ovulation.

Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6358967/Revolutionary-device-allowed-frogs-regenerate-lost-limbs.html

My photo - sunset

sunset

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Sunlight is the best disinfectant


Sunlight really may be the best disinfectant, as letting light into a house kills off the bacteria in household dust.

Letting natural light into a room destroys around half of living bacteria, closely related to Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula, in dust, a study has found.

Sunshine could eradicate potentially harmful bugs linked to respiratory disease, and researchers say hospitals as well as families should take note.

Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6287469/Bacteria-dust-KILLED-rays-sunshine-allowed-open-window.html