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Genetic birth defects may lead to childhood cancer

Genetic birth defects may lead to childhood cancer

Aug 11, – Children born with genetic birth defects like Downs syndrome are at an increased risk of developing childhood cancer, says a study. Scientists have said that children born with non-chromosomal birth defects have a two-fold higher risk of cancer before age 15, compared to children born without birth defects. However, cancer risk varies […]

August 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Migraines could be blamed on ‘brain artery structure’

Migraines could be blamed on ‘brain artery structure’

Aug 11, – An incomplete network of arteries that supply blood to the brain could be a culprit for migraine headaches. A study recently published in PLOS ONE reveals that variations in the brain’s arteries cause inconsistent blood flow, which may trigger migraines. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania were particularly interested in a set […]

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Women Tend to Seek Help for Alcohol Abuse Sooner Than Men

Women Tend to Seek Help for Alcohol Abuse Sooner Than Men

Aug. 11, (HealthDay News) — Women with drinking problems seek treatment an average of four to five years earlier than men with drinking problems. A new study reveals. Researchers collected information from 274 men and 257 women in substance abuse treatment facilities and found that women sought treatment after about 10 years of having a […]

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Experts find 1st hint MERS coronavirus may be infecting camels

Experts find 1st hint MERS coronavirus may be infecting camels

Aug 08, LONDON — Scientists have found an intriguing clue that suggests camels might somehow be involved in infecting people in the Middle East with the mysterious MERS virus. Since the virus was first identified last September, there have been 94 illnesses, including 46 deaths, from MERS, or Middle East respiratory syndrome, mostly in Saudi […]

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Muslims unite in Spain to mark Eid Al-Fitr

Muslims unite in Spain to mark Eid Al-Fitr

Aug 08, – Mislata Valencia, source: www.hromedia.es Unlike in previous years, the Muslim community in Spain celebrates `Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, On the same day on Thursday, 08 of August 2013 Attempting to preserve their identity, Muslim ethnic group builds its own mosque Raza E  Mustafa Mosque  in Mislata Valencia Most […]

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Study finds: Joint Alcohol-PTSD Treatment Appears Effective

Study finds: Joint Alcohol-PTSD Treatment Appears Effective

Aug 06, – People with post-traumatic stress disorder who also abuse alcohol benefit when both problems are treated simultaneously, a new study suggests. Until now, mental health experts have been reluctant to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) until patients have stopped drinking for fear that psychotherapy might stir up memories that would spark an urge […]

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New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain

New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain

Aug 05, A combination of two new therapies already in clinical trials for the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors may also be effective in the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to US researchers. The team, from the University of California Los Angeles, demonstrated their new approach, which combines […]

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Exercise to keep brain active, says expert

Exercise to keep brain active, says expert

Aug 04, – Physical exercise has profound impact on brain and can improve cognitive functioning, says senior neuroscientist Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath. Speaking at a lecture ‘Human Brain-Complexity Behind the Simplicity’ at India International Center Friday evening, Ravindranath said good physical health is very important for brain. “Physical health has profound impact on brain as physical activity […]

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Omega-3 role in preventing oral and skin cancers

Omega-3 role in preventing oral and skin cancers

Aug. 02, – UK researchers from Queen Mary, University of London grew cell cultures in the laboratory from several different cell lines. These included both malignant oral and skin cancers, alongside pre-malignant cells and normal skin and oral cells. Foods containing omega-3 fatty acids may help in the prevention of early- and late-stage oral and […]

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Ultrasound therapy can prevent acute kidney injury

Ultrasound therapy can prevent acute kidney injury

Aug. 02, – Ultrasound treatments could be used to prevent a common kidney complication than can arise after major surgery, researchers suggest. The work, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, was carried out on mice. But the researchers said there could be a “rapid translation” to human studies because the treatment […]

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