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Your Hair Tells More About Your Body Than Your Blood

Dr Swati Majithia Prevent Disease Although it is a superficial organ, your hair is a mirror to your metabolic system. The nutrients when consumed first reach your vital organs such as the heart, kidney and liver, and are then supplied … Continue reading

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Organ trading, donation make headlines

Jared Yee BioEdge A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation. According to WHO, the illegal trade in kidneys has risen to an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs– one … Continue reading

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Chinese boy sells kidney for iPhone, iPad

Reuters Dawn BEIJING: Five people in southern China have been charged with intentional injury in the case of a Chinese teenager who sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, the government-run Xinhua News Agency said … Continue reading

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Kidney cancers: Major rise ‘linked to obesity’

BBC News Obesity is fuelling a major increase in the number of cases of kidney cancers diagnosed in Britain, experts say. Cancer Research UK has published figures showing there were just over 9,000 cases in 2009, compared with just under … Continue reading

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Diabetes complications ‘at record high’

BBC News Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have surged in England, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK. An audit of 1.9 million people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes found more than 13,000 … Continue reading

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DNA analysis shows huge genetic diversity in tumours

Fergus Walsh BBC News aking a sample from one part of a tumour may not reveal its full genetic identity, according to research by scientists from Cancer Research UK (CRUK). They carried out the first genome-wide analysis of the genetic … Continue reading

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Intensive diabetes care cuts kidney complications

Source: Reuters Early, aggressive treatment of type 1 diabetes cut the risk of kidney disease in half in a study that followed a group of diabetics since the 1980s, U.S. researchers said on Saturday. The findings, published in the New … Continue reading

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Q&A: Herbs for Chemotherapy

Question: Discuss some herbs that may be helpful for someone taking chemotherapy. Explain why they may be recommended. Answer: Three herbs that are helpful during chemotherapy are: Echinacea – is an immune booster during chemotherapy where the immune is compromised due … Continue reading

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Legalise sale of human kidneys, expert urges

Source: Herald Scotland PEOPLE should be allowed to sell their kidneys for £28,000 in an NHS-regulated organ market, a Scots researcher has said. In an article published online today by the British Medical Journal, Dr Sue Rabbitt Roff, of Dundee … Continue reading

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Lentils and kidney beans ‘cut bowel cancer risk’ by up to a third

Source: Daily Mail Eating pulses, brown rice, green vegetables and dried fruit could cut the risk of bowel cancer. People who consume pulses such as kidney beans or lentils at least three times a week reduce their risk of developing … Continue reading

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