Archives for February, 2019

Morning walks and frequent breaks as good as drugs for blood pressure

“Just 30 minutes of exercise a day ‘as good as drugs’ to lower blood pressure,” reports the Daily Mirror. Australian researchers conducted experiments on 67 adults aged 55 to 80 to look at the effects […]

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Experimental Vaccine Expanded in DRC

Women who are pregnant and lactating, as well as children under the age of 1, will be offered access to an experimental Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, officials said Wednesday, marking […]

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Breakthrough toward developing blood test for pain

A breakthrough test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers to measure pain in patients could help stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Indiana, and throughout the rest of the nation. A […]

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New therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging

New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, but remarkably, also […]

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New French study explores risks of ultra-processed foods.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A major French study published Monday (Feb 11) has found for the first time a link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and a higher risk of death, but researchers warned more […]

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Artificial Intelligence system spots childhood disease like a doctor

An artificial intelligence (AI) programme developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, researchers said. From the flu and asthma to life-threatening […]

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Study examines aspirin use to prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces […]

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HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency, slams unfounded rumors.

Paris, France | AFP | “Unfounded rumours” causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, which kills more than 300,000 women every year, health authorities said Monday. To […]

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Screen time may harm toddlers.

Letting a toddler spend lots of time using screens may delay their development of skills such as language and sociability, according to a large Canadian study. The research, which tracked nearly 2,500 two-year-olds, is the […]

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Researchers have developed a medium-term, reversible male contraceptive

For decades, women have shouldered most of the burden of contraception. However, long-term use of female birth control pills could increase the risk for side effects such as blood clots or breast cancer. Now, inspired […]

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