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Even one alcoholic drink a day can raise risk of stroke, study says

Image result for ALCOHOL BRAIN STROKE….”There are no protective effects of moderate alcohol intake against stroke. Even moderate alcohol consumption increases the chances of having a stroke,” said study co-author Zhengming Chen from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford in a press release…..more: CNN

Geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners, study finds

Image result for geckosTokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study on geckos imported from Indonesia. The research focused on how the geckos respond to antibiotics; the study found that the bacteria from the geckos’ intestines–known as enteric bacteria–were resistant to the antibiotics…MORE: SCIENCE DAILY

Being unmarried should be considered a risk factor for heart problems, study finds

Study: Isolated risk factors that lead to heart problemsResearchers at Keele University analyzed dozens of studies involving more than two million people and discovered that compared to married people, those who were never married, divorced or widowed were 42 per cent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
They were also 42 per cent more likely to die from from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from a stroke….MORE:  telegraph

Study: German schools need more Islamic religion classes

Islamunterricht an Schulen in NRWNot enough German high school students receive Islam religion lessons, according to a new study by the media info service Mediendienst Integration.

Around 54,000 students at 800 schools across the country currently receive Islam religion lessons, a significant increase on the 42,000 who attended such lessons two years ago, according to official statistics from Germany’s 16 state education ministries….more:  dw.com

Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds

 Researchers took teenagers, stuck them in the brain scanner and observed them as they engaged with social media. Lauren Sherman – she’s a researcher at UCLA – she told me that she and her colleagues wanted to analyze the effects that social media has on young minds. They had the intuition that, besides all the conversations that happen on social media, there was something about mediums like Twitter and Instagram that was qualitatively different than interactions in the physical world…more www.npr.org