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Want to Prevent the Deadliest Diseases? Eat More Fiber – TIME

If you want to eat something for better health, make it fiber. That’s the advice from nutrition experts and the latest national dietary guidelines. Now, a large new review of studies on fiber, published in the Lancet, shows just how beneficial fiber can be. The nutrient substantially lowers the risk of at least four diseases—many of which don’t even directly ...

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Is that really a neglected disease? – Medical Xpress

M. leprae, one of the causative agents of leprosy. Credit: Public Domain Dangerous infectious diseases such as AIDS/HIV, Zika, Ebola and influenza frequently make headlines, and it seems as if there is no end of media attention and research interest focused on them. Conversely, diseases like leishmaniasis, Chagas and rabies seem to receive relatively little attention and research activity in ...

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New vaccine methodology enables protection against multiple diseases – Feedstuffs

Researchers at The Pirbright Institute in the U.K. have published in the video journal JoVE a new methodology for creating a vaccine that protects against Marek’s disease and infectious bursal disease (IBD) in poultry using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system. Both viruses cause highly infectious diseases of poultry and cause huge economic losses globally, the institute said. The research carried out ...

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Multimorbidity amplifies costs of diseases, study shows – News-Medical.net

Jan 10 2019 Having two or more non-communicable diseases (multimorbidity) costs the country more than the sum of those individual diseases would cost, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Tony Blakely from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and colleagues. Credit: TBIT, Pixabay Few studies have estimated disease-specific health system expenditure for many diseases ...

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Five-year outlook for broiler diseases – Poultry World

Poor floor quality and a failure to stop visitors from entering poultry units are two areas where broiler farmers are failing to embrace high biosecurity standards. Figures from a pan-European study found nearly half of floors investigated were cracked, leading to higher mortality rates. And too many farms have very little biosecurity preventing people from coming on farm and entering ...

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