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Researchers discover molecule in immune system that could help treat dangerous skin cancer

Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg EurekAlert BOSTON, MA—Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have made a groundbreaking discovery that will shape the future of melanoma therapy. The team, led by Thomas S. Kupper, MD, chair of the BWH Department of Dermatology, and … Continue reading

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Toxic health dumping scandal

Natalie O’Brien Sydney Morning Herald The dangerous disposal of hazardous substances including liquid uranium and contaminated objects, the dumping of the confidential records of patients and the mishandling of asbestos have exposed a culture of mismanagement in Sydney hospitals. A … Continue reading

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Arafat’s widow calls for body to be exhumed

Gregg Carlstrom Al Jazeera It was a scene that riveted the world for weeks: The ailing Yasser Arafat, first besieged by Israeli tanks in his Ramallah compound, then shuttled to Paris, where he spent his final days undergoing a barrage … Continue reading

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TV alcohol advertising may play role in underage drinking

Debbie Jacobson EurekAlert Study shows that minors who recognize ads for beer and spirits are more likely to drink. BOSTON – Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help to Reduce the Physical Harm Caused by Smoking

Science Daily The study, carried out in Greece, assessed the effect of four-week oral treatment with 2 g/day of omega-3 fatty acids on the arterial wall properties of cigarette smokers. The results showed that short-term treatment with omega-3 fatty acids … 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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So DO red heads feel more pain? Scientists set out to discover truth of controversial theory

Claire Ellicott Daily Mail Redheads can have a tough time of it as they go through life. And now they face another blow – they could be more sensitive to pain than the rest of the population. A trial is … Continue reading

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Fetal body parts used for research

Ian Wishart Investigate Daily It’s the hidden side of medical research. A massive industry harvesting pieces of dead children for experiments, or transplanting into animals. IAN WISHART discovers the University of Auckland has imported body parts from American babies for … Continue reading

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Pawpaw Tom going global

Rodney Lohse Today Tonight While experts are yet to be convinced, the man known around Australia as ‘the pawpaw man’ is taking his expertise and ointments to the world. Tom McArthur claims to have brought relief to thousands of Australians … Continue reading

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More children now living with ‘life-limiting’ conditions

Paula Gould EurekAlert The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study shows. Research led from the University of Leeds, has shown … Continue reading

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