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Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils

Patients with type 1 diabetes have to regularly inject themselves with insulin, a hormone that helps their cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream. Another hormone called glucagon, which has the opposite effect, is given to diabetic patients to revive them if they become unconscious due to severe hypoglycemia. The form of glucagon given to patients […]

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Money does make you happy, but only to a point

According to the 2019 World Happiness Report (WHR), there are three important factors for finding happiness. On a rainy Monday in Sydney, Dr Michael Mosley said he has learned them the hard way. “Lots of factors make you happy,” Mosley told the 1300-strong audience at the Happiness and Its Causes conference. "But the three most […]

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What Is Kefir And What Are Its Health Benefits?

Our collective obsession with gut health has seen the rise in products/practices/promises to assist in managing your microbiome. And one of those gut health helpers is a much-buzzed about drink called kefir, slated to be a more powerful probiotic than yoghurt and a rich source of calcium, protein and B vitamins. But are the health benefits of […]