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Doomsday Glacier That Could Raise Sea Levels 10 Feet ‘Holding On With Its Fingernails’

Doomsday Glacier That Could Raise Sea Levels 10 Feet 'Holding On With Its Fingernails'

The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is one of the largest on Earth (Image: Rice University) A new study has shown that the so-called “doomsday glacier” is retreating faster than previously predicted. Leading scientists warned this week that Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, a key source of sea level rise, is “hanging on by its …

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“Stress hormone” levels are key indicators of whether a person will suffer long-term from Covid

Long-term Covid patients have around half as much cortisol in their blood as people who recovered from the virus without long-term problems, researchers found (file photo)

Levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol are key indicators of whether a person will suffer long from Covid, study finds A Yale research team found that people who suffered from “long Covid” had lower levels of cortisol in their blood Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal gland, which activates brain alerts The …

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Vitamin B12: the sign of low levels to detect in the feet when they are “under a blanket”

Vitamin B12: the sign of low levels to detect in the feet when they are "under a blanket"

Suboptimal levels of vitamin B12 can result from a multitude of factors, ranging from dietary deficiencies to depletion of stomach acids. However, it is important to address the disease quickly as it can slowly pave the way to poor health. A sign of a deficiency can be noticed in the feet when they are under …

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Antarctica’s ‘sleeping giant’ could raise sea levels more than 16 feet, experts warn

Antarctica's 'sleeping giant' could raise sea levels more than 16 feet, experts warn

The collapse of Antarctica’s ‘sleeping giant’ could cause change on a planetary scale in the coming centuries, according to a new warning from scientists. If the climate crisis continues on its current trajectory, then the melting of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) alone could contribute about 3-10 feet (1-3 meters) of sea level rise …

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Blood protein levels can signal risk of diabetes and cancer death, study shows

Doctors have identified a protein in their blood that they believe could serve as an early warning sign for patients at risk of developing diabetes and dying from cancer. Researchers from Sweden and China analyzed two decades of health records from more than 4,500 middle-aged adults in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study. They found …

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