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New gel could stop cancer tumors from regrowing

December 14, 2018
New gel could stop cancer tumors from regrowing

Scientists have manufactured a new immune-boosting spray that could stop recurrence of cancer in patients. The study was documented in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, and detailed how researchers sprayed the surgical sites of mice with advanced melanoma tumors with calcium carbonate. The gel decreased the growth of the tumor cells following surgery, and the mice [...]

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Too much red meat leads to chemical that causes heart disease

December 13, 2018
Too much red meat leads to chemical that causes heart disease

A study has shown that regular red meat consumption can lead to the accumulation of a gut level chemical that causes heart disease. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic say that red meat triples the level of trimethylamine N-oxide, or TMAO, a chemical associated with heart disease located in the human stomach. Their study, published in [...]

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Too many diabetics unnecessarily testing blood sugar levels daily

December 12, 2018
Too many diabetics unnecessarily testing blood sugar levels daily

People with type 2 diabetes might be testing their blood sugar levels too much, a study has concluded. Researchers at the University of Michigan say that roughly 14% of people with diabetes, but who don’t require insulin, are spending hundreds of dollars annually, and using thousands of test strips to check something that is not [...]

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Johnson & Johnson inaugurates 24 Acuvue Eye Health Centres

December 7, 2018
Johnson & Johnson inaugurates 24 Acuvue Eye Health Centres

Johnson & Johnson Vision recently recognised 24 optical centres as Acuvue Eye Health Centres. Supported by the Association of Malaysian Optometrists (AMO), the Acuvue Eye Health Centre status recognises eye health centres in Malaysia that uphold quality, professional eye care services according to national guidelines and in doing so are well positioned to lead the [...]

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Healthy baby born from transplanted womb

December 6, 2018
Healthy baby born from transplanted womb

A healthy baby girl has been born using a transplanted womb. The 10-hour transplant operation used a womb from a dead donor, and took place in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2016. The mother, 32, was born without a womb. There have been 39 womb transplants using a live donor, including mothers donating their womb to [...]

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Successful face transplant gives man a new lease on life

December 3, 2018
Successful face transplant gives man a new lease on life

A Californian man who tried to kill himself with a shotgun has undergone the most advanced face transplant surgery ever performed. Cameron Underwood, 26, had struggled for years with depression, and in 2016, he placed a shotgun under his chin and pulled the trigger. Two years later, he made his first public appearance after undergoing [...]

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Healthy living during menopause reduces narrowed arteries

November 30, 2018
Healthy living during menopause reduces narrowed arteries

Living a healthy lifestyle during menopause could slow the narrowing of arteries in aging women, a study shows. The Journal of the American Heart Association published a study that evaluated women between ages 42 and 52 with annual medical exams and surveys about their physical activity, eating habits and tobacco use. “Midlife is a crucial [...]

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Scientists find potential genetic link to ADHD

November 30, 2018
Scientists find potential genetic link to ADHD

New research has identified 12 DNA segments that may raise the risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The work, published in the journal Nature Genetics, revealed that researchers have conducted a large genetic analysis of the condition reportedly affects around 6 million children in the US alone. Benjamin M. Neale from Harvard Medical [...]

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Rising insulin prices will restrict access to half the world by 2030

November 28, 2018
Rising insulin prices will restrict access to half the world by 2030

By 2030, about half of the estimated 79 million adults around the globe who have type 2 diabetes won’t have access to insulin. A study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology talked about the price and diminishing supply of the drug that helps people with types 1 and 2 diabetes fight off amputation, blindness, [...]

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Sugary supplement may help in the fight against cancer

November 23, 2018
Sugary supplement may help in the fight against cancer

A nutritional supplement may slow the progression of certain cancers and boost the effects of treatment, a new study suggests. The study conducted on mice with pancreatic, lung or skin cancer, were given mannose, a sugar also found in cranberries and other fruits. It significantly slowed the growth of their tumours, with no obvious side-effects, [...]

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