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Important falls in death rates from leukemia in Europe predicted for 2016

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Death rates from leukemia among people of all ages in Europe are falling, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2016. The study by researchers in Italy, Switzerland and the USA looked at cancer death rates in the EU 28 member states as a whole and also in the six large...

Diet that mimics fasting may boost health

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Periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may boost health in a wide variety of ways, new research shows. In a new study, Valter Longo and his colleagues show that cycles of a four-day low-calorie diet that mimics fasting (FMD) cut visceral belly fat and elevated the number ...

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

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Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC's Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits.

Researchers identify gene mutation that can trigger lymphoblastic leukemia

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Two medical researchers from the Children's Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key gene mutation that can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, and several other types of can...

Surgeon proposes human head transplant operation as soon as 2017

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Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy is presenting his proposal to use brain-dead organ donors to test a head-transplant techniqueAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Surviving 42 Minutes Underwater…How Boy Beat the Odds

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A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.

The Plagues Of May: Rubella Wiped From Americas, No You Don't Have Poop In Your Beard, And More

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The Month In Plagues: Rubella Wiped From The Americas, No You Don’t Have Poop In Your Beard, And More

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Your monthly roundup of infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web. In outbreak news: On May 9th, Liberia announced it was Ebola-free, which is great news.

Study examines association of genetic variants with cognitive impairment

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Individually rare but collectively common intermediate-size copy number variations may be negatively associated with educational attainment, according to a study in the May 26 issue of JAMA. Copy number variations (CNVs) are regions of the genome that differ in the number of segments of DNA.

North American ragweed to bring autumn allergy misery to Europe

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Ragweed pollen is the bane of many lives in the US, and climate change could help the plant become much more common in Europe by 2050Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

How our gut changes across the life course

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This image shows the epithelial lining of the gut. Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research Park have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract changes as we age, and how this determines our overall health.

Artificial Trachea Researcher Found Guilty of Misconduct

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An independent investigator says that the surgeon misrepresented the truth in papers about artificial trachea transplants.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Study implicates new gene in multiple sclerosis disease activity

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A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) reports the discovery of a genetic variant that is associated with a patient's likelihood of responding to interferon-beta, one of the medications used in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Published in the Annals of Neurology ...

Are you going too far in your quest to keep well?

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Feel perpetually guilty that you're not doing enough to stay healthy? Wellness is all the rage – but we don't really know what it is. That's got to change

Pricey new hepatitis C and cancer drugs make Essential Medicines List

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An expert committee for the World Health Organization updates influential guide

Mini-guts grown from colon cancers spark new treatment hopes

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Tiny organs grown from tumor samples can help identify mutations and test drugs

Brain’s grid cells could navigate a curvy world

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If we ever need to flee a dying Earth on curved space islands — as humanity was forced to do in 'Interstellar' — our brains will adapt with ease, a new mathematical analysis suggests.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

UV radiations: NONO helps to mend the damage

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A new molecular mechanism whereby human cells protect their genome from the detrimental effect of UV radiations has been discovered by researchers. NONO is a multifunctional protein involved in melanoma development and progression, in the cellular response to UV radiations.

How aspirin fights colorectal cancer

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Taking aspirin reduces a person's risk of colorectal cancer, but the molecular mechanisms involved have remained unknown until a recent discovery. discovered that aspirin might exert its chemopreventive activity against colorectal cancer, at least partially, by normalizing the expression of epide...

Team discovers how aspirin fights cancer

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Taking aspirin reduces a person's risk of colorectal cancer, but the molecular mechanisms involved have remained unknown until a recent discovery by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Improving the effect of HIV drugs by the use of a vaccine

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A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to clinical research. This boost can result in increased effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs.