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No amount of alcohol is safe, health experts warn

August 24, 2018

Via: CNBC

So much for a glass of wine a day for your health’s sake — all alcohol consumption is bad for you, according to a damning report. The global study, which claims to be the most comprehensive of its kind, pours […]


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Immune system prioritizes fighting lung infection rather than wound healing

August 24, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The innate immune system is responsible for responding to infections, clearing cancerous cells, healing wounds, and removing foreign substances. Although many of these functions happen simultaneously in life, most laboratory studies of the innate (or early) immune response focus on […]


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Alzheimer’s screening may one day be carried out using an eye exam

August 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Using a non-invasive eye exam, the researchers detected signs of Alzheimer’s in older people before they had developed any symptoms of the disease. The plaques that occur in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s can start to accumulate up to […]


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High phosphate intake increases blood pressure, pulse rate in young adults

August 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

They make processed cheese spreadable, prevent coffee from clumping and help preserve many meat products: phosphates are a common additive in industrially produced foodstuffs. Natural foods also contain phosphates, but modern eating habits mean that we are increasing our intake […]


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Discovery could lead to new targeted treatment for people with lung cancer

August 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists, based at the University of Cambridge, found lung squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC) cells contained high amounts of a protein called BCL11A. The study showed that manipulating the gene responsible for the protein stopped the development of […]


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Alcohol and heart health: Consistency may be key

August 22, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The latest study to peer at the relationship between heart health and alcohol concludes that shifting drinking patterns across the years might increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Alcohol has been addling minds since it was first brewed millennia ago. […]


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High cholesterol early in life boosts heart disease risk

August 21, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

High levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease. People may worry more about their cholesterol levels when they age, but new research suggests that they should take preventive action much earlier. A new study […]


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Scientists uncover key control mechanism of DNA replication

August 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from Osaka University in Japan have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understanding how cells maintain genetic information to prevent diseases or cancer. The team published their results in July in The […]


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What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain

August 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Cannabis use is a topic of fervent debate among researchers. As the drug is being legalized in an increasing number of countries, and as its medicinal properties have come into sharp focus, the experts ask to what extent it and […]


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New genome analysis scores risk of serious common diseases

August 15, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team in the US has devised a new genome analysis approach that can identify large proportions of people who are at a higher risk of developing serious common diseases such as coronary artery disease. The research has been […]


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Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

August 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and the number of people developing the condition is increasing each year. The disease is characterized by the formation of β-amyloid plaques and toxic neurofibrillary tangles in the brain that cause […]


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How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

August 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Table salt, which we commonly use to season our food, contains sodium. Sodium, if often ingested in large quantities, can lead to a range of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension. The World Health Organization (WHO) say that a person should not […]


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Skin cancer may predict future cancers

August 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to a new study, people who have multiple incidences of a common type of skin cancer are at an increased risk of developing a range of other cancers. Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer; there are […]


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New method evaluates effectiveness of interventions in mitigating spread of HIV

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Using genetic sequencing to understand the evolutionary relationships among pathogens, an international team of researchers-;including several from the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at New York University-;has developed a new method to determine how effective interventions are […]


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Researchers modify nanoparticles to improve their uptake in gastrointestinal tract

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nanoparticles show great promise as diagnostic tools and drug delivery agents. The tiny particles, which scientists can modify with drugs, dyes or targeting molecules, can travel in the circulation and squeeze through small spaces into cells and tissues. But until […]