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Everyone At Risk From Mad Cow Disease

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By John von Radowitz, Science Correspondent, PA News No one is immune to the human form of mad cow disease, variant CJD, new research suggests today. Some people whose genetic make-up normally acts as a barrier against infection may ultimately develop a different and so-far unrecognised type of disease, it is claimed. Scientists have shown […]

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Needle-Sharing by Sex Workers Tied to Spread of Syphilis

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(HealthDay News) — Needle-sharing among drug abusers may play as big a role as risky sexual behavior in the transmission of syphilis, a new study suggests.American and Mexican researchers interviewed more than 900 female sex workers in the Mexican border towns of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, which are adjacent to San Diego and El Paso, […]

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Enriched Skim Milk Good for Gout, Study Suggests

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(HealthDay News) — If you have gout, drinking enriched skim milk may help reduce the frequency of painful flare-ups, new research suggests.The new study included 120 patients who had experienced at least two flare-ups in the previous four months. They were divided into three treatment groups that consumed either lactose powder, skim milk powder or […]

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Obesity Causes Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, and Stroke

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by: Steve G. Jones, Ed.SObesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or greater. BMI is a ratio determined by weight and height. With a large percentage of Americans classified as being obese, research is showing the effects extra weight and obesity have on a person’s overall health. Recent studies show that […]

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Fatty liver disease – Choline provides a nutritional solution for a silent epidemic

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by: Helmut BeierbeckFatty liver disease used to be associated with alcoholism, but it is no longerrestricted to heavy drinkers. Our calorie-rich but nutrient-poor diet has ledto an epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) that tracks ourrising obesity and diabetes rates (1). Autopsies and ultrasound studies haveshown that up to 75% of the obese and […]

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Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix

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(HealthDay News) —Heart disease, diabetes and depression can be a lethal triple-play — boostinga patient’s death risk by 20 percent to 30 percent, new research shows.“We do not know what this increased risk is due to, but it could either bethat depression influences crucial aspects of self-care behaviors needed tomanage diabetes or that a more […]

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Bipolar Kids May Focus on Different Facial Features

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(HealthDay News) —Children with bipolar disorder and a similar condition called severe mooddysregulation spend less time looking at the eyes when trying to identifyfacial features, compared to children without the psychiatric disorders,researchers say.This new study finding may help explain why children with bipolar disorder andsevere mood dysregulation have difficulty determining other people’s emotionalexpressions, said the […]

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New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety

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(HealthDay News) —A new method of repairing leaking mitral heart valves appears safe, a smallstudy shows.In the new study, researchers tested a reversible implant called thePercutaneous Transvenous Mitral Annuloplasty (PTMA) system, which is installedvia a catheter.In the heart, the mitral valve controls the flow of blood from the left atriuminto the left ventricle (from the […]

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Complex cancer industry trial literature is too confusing for patients to understand

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By J. D. HeyesHave you ever read something so complex and confusing that it frustrated you tothe point of distraction? Well, a new study has found that cancer trialliterature causes that kind of frustration – and may be misleading to patientsas well.According to Prof. Mary Dixon-Woods, professor of Medical Sociology at theUniversity of Leicester Department […]

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Two Drugs Safe for Rare Forms of Kidney Cancer

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(HealthDay News) —Using a combination of the drugs temsirolimus (Torisel) and Bryostatin appearsto be safe in patients with metastatic kidney cancer, according to early datafrom 25 patients in a phase 1 trial.The researchers said a pathway known as mTOR signaling promotes tumor cellproliferation and tumor blood vessel development. The temsirolimus-bryostatincombination blocks two portions of the […]

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Study Compares Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Methods

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(HealthDay News) — A less-invasive method of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair reduces the short-term risk of death, according to a new U.S. study.The interim findings are from a nine-year multicenter trial comparing patient outcomes after endovascular and open surgical repair of AAA. The report included postoperative outcomes of up to two years (average 1.8 […]

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Barry Callebaut investigates Acticoa for ageing, longevity

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Barry Callebaut is venturing down avenues of research that would allow it to market its Acticoa chocolate on an ant-ageing and longevity platform.Dark chocolate has been much on the news lately thanks to research on the healthy potential of its high antioxidant content. Barry Callebaut has devised a process with which it says it can […]

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Depression drugs linked to falls in elderly

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by Mike AdamsFalls are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly population of adults over 65 years of age. A recent study found that elderly people who suffer from dementia are more likely to suffer falls if they are given anti-depressants.Selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are frequently prescribed to dementia patients, who often […]

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Understanding the science of cannabis is integral to appropriate regulation and use

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by: Raw MichelleCannabis is a plant with demonstrableantioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both aspects that point to its potential to be used as an anti-cancer drug. Cannabinoids have been used in tentative studies, demonstrating their ability to greatlyreduce tumours, and cure cancer, in mice.A controlled substanceThe medical establishment continues to reinvent their justification for the demonization […]

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Obesity Surgery Complications on the Decline

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(HealthDay News) — Obesity surgery-related complications in the United States declined 21 percent between 2001 and 2006, and payments to hospitals for obesity surgery decreased by as much as 13 percent, partly because there were fewer patient readmissions due to complications, a new study reports.The findings from a study by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare […]

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Study Reports Progress Against Fatal Brain Cancer

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(HealthDay News) — A new method to prevent recurrence of deadly glioblastoma brain cancer shows promise, say U.S. scientists.Radiation can temporarily shrink a glioblastoma tumor, but the cancer nearly always recurs within weeks or months. Few people with this type of brain cancer survive more than two years after diagnosis.In a study on mice, Stanford […]

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Coriander oil (cilantro) can be used to treat food poisoning and drug-resistant infections

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By Jonathan BensonFood-borne illness outbreaks and the growing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are two very serious societal problems for which researchers say they are actively looking for viable solutions. But one such solution found right in nature is coriander oil, which has been found to kill a number of different bacterial strains, as well as […]

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BPA may cause arrhythmia, heart attacks in women

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by: Tara GreenBisphenol A overrides the natural heartbeat signal causing female heart cells to misfire, according to a recent study. Given how pervasive BPA is these days, this could mean heart problems, possibly even fatal ones, for millions of women.BPA is everywhereBPA is ubiquitous in the industrial world: in clear plastic containers, in the epoxy […]

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Regular vitamin and mineral supplementation lowers colon can

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by: John PhillipResearchers publishing in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) have found that a diet enhanced with vitamin and mineral supplementation can lower the risk of developing precancerous colon cancer lesions by up to 84%. Colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease affecting men and women in the […]

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Too Much Drinking May Raise Lung Cancer Risk: Study

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(HealthDay News) — While smoking has long been linked to cancer, its frequent companion, drinking, may be as well, a new study suggests.Three new studies presented at a medical meeting this week find a link between heavy boozing and a rise in risk for the number one cancer killer.On the other hand, studies also suggest […]

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