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Children with dyslexia may find it simpler to read if there is more space between letters. A simple modification could make reading a little simpler for dyslexic children and their classmates: The amount of space between printed letters is being increased. That’s according to the results of a tiny study that looked at the impact of “extra-large” letter spacing on schoolchildren’s reading speed and accuracy. It also adds to a slew of contradictory research on whether visual aids help those with dyslexia. According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a learning problem that affects 15% to 20% of Americans.…

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Researchers have discovered why diabetes may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. According to new animal studies, type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease via affecting brain function. Chronically high blood sugar impairs memory and changes elements of working memory networks in rodents, according to a study from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “Diabetes is a substantial risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s unclear why,” research author and associate professor of psychology James Hyman said. In a university news release, Hyman said, “We show that a basic component of diabetes, hyperglycemia, affects brain function in…

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Insulin-boosting medications’ significance in Type 2 diabetes is being questioned by researchers. According to Boston University experts, drugs prescribed for Type 2 diabetes may actually develop insulin resistance in the body by increasing insulin production to harmful levels, leading the disease to deteriorate. Insulin resistance, or greater insulin tolerance, is thought to induce raised levels of the hormone in the blood, according to the researchers. As a result, prescription medications like metformin and thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, are frequently used to lower blood sugar in persons with Type 2 diabetes by enhancing insulin release into the bloodstream. However, scientists claim in…

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Diet drinks may impede weight-loss goals, according to a new study. Are you attempting to lose weight? Researchers warn that diet drinks are unlikely to help. According to a University of Southern California study, those containing the artificial sweetener sucralose may potentially enhance food cravings and appetite in women and obese persons. Dr. Kathleen Page, an associate professor at the university’s Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, stated, “There is debate surrounding the usage of artificial sweeteners since a lot of individuals are using them for weight loss.” “While some research suggests they may be beneficial, other research suggests…

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Merck plans to apply for an emergency use permission for the COVID-19 antiviral medication. Merck stated on Friday that it will get emergency use authorisation from the Food and Medicine Administration for an anti-coronavirus drug that cut hospitalizations by nearly half in clinical studies. Molnupiravir, a collaboration between Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, would be the first orally administered antiviral medication for COVID-19 if authorized. In a Phase 3 research, 7.3 percent of Molnupiravir patients needed to be admitted to the hospital, compared to 14.1 percent of placebo patients. Merck’s CEO and president Robert M. Davis said in a statement, “We…

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One-third of African countries have met the 10% immunization target. According to the World Health Organization, fifteen African countries have immunized 10% of their population. The World Health Assembly, WHO’s decision-making body, set that objective in May. According to WHO, about 90% of first-world countries have met the target. A total of 60 million Africans have been vaccinated, accounting for only 2% of the global total of over 6 billion vaccines administered. Seychelles and Mauritius, who have fully vaccinated over 60% of their populations, are leading the way for one-third of Africa. Morocco has a vaccination rate of 48 percent,…

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According to a study, LGBTQ youth are more prone to consider suicide at an earlier age. According to a new US government study, children who are gay, bisexual, or questioning their sexuality are more likely to consider suicide at a young age. Teenagers who are members of sexual minorities have a higher risk of suicide thoughts and acts than their heterosexual counterparts, which has long been known. This covers children who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or According to experts, the new findings, which were published online…

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Following important proteins could aid in predicting the outcome of a brain damage. It’s difficult to predict how someone will recover from a major head injury in the long run. But, according to a new study, something as basic as detecting a protein in the blood could help. Neurofilament light, or NfL, is a component of the nerve fibers that convey impulses between brain cells. Damage to those fibers, known as axons, has been linked to an increased likelihood of poor outcomes in patients who have had major brain trauma. The new findings reveal that NfL levels in patients’ blood…

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More than half of police-related deaths go unreported or are misclassified, according to a study. According to a new study, more than half of deaths from police violence went unreported or misclassified over a nearly 40-year period, with data suggesting that Black people are 3.5 times more likely to die as a result of police violence than White people. According to a new study published Thursday in The Lancet, more than 9,500 individuals died as a result of police violence between 1980 and 2018, while just over 8,500 people died as a result of white police violence. According to the…

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According to the study, smoking and drinking can raise the likelihood of using additional drugs. It’s simply a short step from smoking or drinking to marijuana, according to studies. “Legal alcohol and tobacco usage has been shown to enhance the use of illegal drugs. However, the relationships are complicated,” said Dr. Zoe Reed, a researcher. Reed is a senior research associate at the University of Bristol’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group in the United Kingdom. The findings of a “gateway effect” were published in the journal Addiction this week, with the use of several substances also linked to the commencement…

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