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A joint study in the Netherlands reveals that people who live near livestock or in livestock farming communities may be at greater risk of acquiring MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).
People who live near livestock or in livestock farming communities may be at greater risk of acquiring, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), according to a new study led by an international team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt... [»]
A recent study suggests that T-cells become more responsive after chemotherapy ends in cancer survivors that exercise, possibly explaining why exercise can significantly reduce the chances of cancer, both in survivors as well as people who have never had the disease.
Researchers may soon be able to add yet another item to the list of exercise’s well-documented health benefits: A preliminary study suggests that when cancer survivors exercise for several weeks after they finish chemotherapy, their immune systems remodel themselves to become m... [»]
A study from MIT cancer researchers reveals some of the cellular adhesion molecules that are critical to allowing cancer cells to spread from one part of the body to another.
Although tumor metastasis causes about 90 percent of cancer deaths, the exact mechanism that allows cancer cells to spread from one part of the body to another is not well understood. One key question is how tumor cells detach from the structural elements that normally hold tissu... [»]
The American Academy of Dermatology has released a video-tutorial for teaching people how they can check themselves for signs of skin cancer, currently the most common cancer in the United States.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and finding spots that could be cancerous is as simple as looking at your skin. Now a new video, “Skin Self-Exam: How to Do,” from the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrates how to check your skin and what to lo... [»]
After studying the eating habits of 80,000 people in Britain, researchers from the University of Warwick have found that mental wellbeing and happiness peaked in those who consumed seven portions of vegetables and fruit every day.
Happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new report. Economists and public health researchers from the University of Warwick studied the eating habits of 80,000 people in Britain. They found mental ... [»]
John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.
Summary of the press release made by The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on 2012-10-08 regarding the The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012: The Nobel Prize recognizes two scientists who discovered that mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become imma... [»]
Anthropologists in Tanzania have discovered skull fragments that determine that our ancient ancestors were eating meat at least 1.5 million years ago, shedding new light into the evolution of human physiology and brain development.
A skull fragment unearthed by anthropologists in Tanzania shows that our ancient ancestors were eating meat at least 1.5 million years ago, shedding new light into the evolution of human physiology and brain development. "Meat eating has always been considered one of the things ... [»]
Dr Ricardo Villarreal of the Argentine Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes has presented a report that mortality caused by myocardial infarction has decreased by 44% over the last 15 years in the South American country.
Mortality caused by myocardial infarction has decreased by 44% over the last 15 years in Argentina, according to new research which will be presented during the 38th Argentine Congress of Cardiology(1). The results from the SCAR registry (Registro de Síndromes Coronarios Agudos ... [»]
A new type of drug for the treatment of ovarian cancer that should require a smaller dosage than current drugs as well as being effective for patients whose ovarian cancer has become drug-resistant has been discovered by scientists at the University of Southern California.
Scientists at USC have discovered a new type of drug for the treatment of ovarian cancer that works in a way that should not only decrease the number of doses that patients need to take, but also may make it effective for patients whose cancer has become drug-resistant. The drug... [»]
Heavy caffeinated coffee consumption is associated with an increased risk of developing exfoliation glaucoma, the leading cause of secondary glaucoma worldwide, according to a scientific paper in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.
A new study suggests caffeinated coffee drinkers should limit their intake to reduce their chances of developing vision loss or blindness. According to a scientific paper in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, heavy caffeinated coffee consumption is associated with an i... [»]
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