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Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse ‘avatars’
Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse ‘avatars’
Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease.
Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk
Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk
The study tracked about 9,000 people in Rotterdam over a period of 20 years. All the participants, aged 55 years or older, were asked in a questionnaire whether they were already experiencing memory issues.
Low blood sugar, too, may damage your heart: Study
Low blood sugar, too, may damage your heart: Study
Hypoglycaemia is one of the most common and serious side effects of insulin therapy.
Body hides iron to safeguard against bacteria
Body hides iron to safeguard against bacteria
Lesser known is a separate defence against invasive microbes, called “nutritional immunity” that quietly takes place under our skin.
Added sugars worse than salt for heart health
Added sugars worse than salt for heart health
Even moderate doses of added sugar for short durations may cause substantial harm
Simple potato extract can control obesity, says study
Simple potato extract can control obesity, says study
The benefits of the extract are due to its high concentration of polyphenols, a beneficial chemical component also found in fruits and vegetables.
Heart patient? Avoid rush hour traffic
Heart patient? Avoid rush hour traffic
Avoiding air pollution, where possible, may help to reduce cardiovascular risk and cardiologists should incorporate this information into lifestyle advice for their patients, Storey pointed out.
Debunking myths about the flu vaccine: Study
Debunking myths about the flu vaccine: Study
The study showed that more than four in 10 Americans endorsed the myth that the flu vaccine can give you the flu, saying it is either “somewhat” or “very accurate”.
Key protein to speed up wound healing
Key protein to speed up wound healing
The study results revolve around proteinases which are enzymes that break down proteins as part of cellular life.
High birth weight makes kids smarter at school
High birth weight makes kids smarter at school
The higher the weight at birth, the better the children performed in reading and math tests at school.
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