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Sick from your stomach: Bacterial changes may trigger diseases like rheumatoid arthritis

Sam Smith EurekAlert ROCHESTER, Minn. — The billions of bugs in our guts have a newfound role: regulating the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois … Continue reading

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Beehive extract shows potential as prostate cancer treatment

Rob Mitchum EurekAlert Proteomics reveals how ancient remedy slows prostate tumor cell proliferation An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from honeybee hives arrests the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumors in mice, according to a new paper from researchers at … Continue reading

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Women Cannot Rewind the ‘Biological Clock’

Science Daily Many women do not fully appreciate the consequences of delaying motherhood, and expect that assisted reproductive technologies can reverse their aged ovarian function, Yale researchers reported in a study published in a recent issue of Fertility and Sterility. … Continue reading

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Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer Among Young Adults

Alexandra Sifferlin Time Health Mayo Clinic researchers report skyrocketing rates of skin cancer among young adults, probably because of their persistent use of tanning beds As a young adult with porcelain skin — I prefer that term to pale — … Continue reading

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People & Power: The Cancer Sell

Sarah MacDonald Al Jazeera People & Power goes undercover to investigate the alternative therapy clinics offering cancer patients little but false hope. One reader’s comment: Very biased piece. I was on that bus tour Sarah was not. When her crew … Continue reading

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How the media drives obsessive obsessions

Miles Godfrey Australian CONCERN about climate change usually centres on rising sea levels, melting ice caps and drought. But an Australian study has found people with obsessive compulsive disorders (OCDs) can harbour very different worries – from fear of termites … Continue reading

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Are you heart smart?

Liz Szabo USA Today While consumers have access to more information about heart disease than ever before, much of it is incorrect or even dangerous, say cardiology experts Marc Gillinov and Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic, authors of the … Continue reading

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Struggling Greeks losing belief in the state

Paul Mason BBC News The breeze block homes that cling to the sides of the cliffs above Piraeus harbour are painted typical Greek colours: cream and pink. The bare twigs poking out of hanging baskets and trellises stand ready to … Continue reading

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High calorie intake linked to mild memory loss in elderly

Nanci Hellmich USA Today Older people who consumed more than 2,143 calories a day had more than double the risk of a type of memory loss called mild cognitive impairment compared to those who ate fewer than 1,500 calories a … Continue reading

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Mobile euthanasia squads launched in the Netherlands

Michael Cook BioEdge Six euthanasia flying squads of a doctor and a nurse will begin making house calls in the Netherlands on March 1. The teams will visit people who want to end their lives but whose wishes have been thwarted … Continue reading

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