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Researchers Discover Antimicrobial Properties of Tomato Juice Can Eliminate Salmonella

A recent study published in Microbiology Spectrum, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, has found that tomato juice is effective at killing Salmonella Typhi and other enteric pathogens that can damage the digestive and urinary tract health. Salmonella Typhi is a specific human pathogen that causes typhoid fever. The research team, led by […]

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Dementia Was Extremely Rare in Ancient Greece and Rome, Suggesting Sedentary Lifestyles and Pollution are to Blame

A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Southern California has found that medical texts from 2500 years ago rarely mentioned severe memory loss, suggesting that widespread dementia seen today may be linked to modern environments and lifestyles. It’s commonly thought that age-related dementia has always existed, dating back to ancient times. However, this […]

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Remains of a Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis Unearthed in Aswan, the Oldest Known Case in Ancient Egypt

Italian and Polish researchers have made a significant discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Muhammad, located in Aswan, Egypt. In one of the excavated tombs, they found the skeletal remains of a young woman displaying clear signs of having suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. This marks the first diagnosed case of this inflammatory disease in ancient […]

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Researchers Discover that Syphilis-like Diseases Were Widespread in the Americas Before Columbus’ Arrival

Scientists have made an amazing discovery that sheds new light on the history of an important disease. Researchers from the universities of Basel and Zurich in Switzerland found the genetic material of the pathogen Treponema pallidum in the bones of people who died in Brazil around 2,000 years ago. This is the oldest confirmed discovery […]