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Ultrasound Scans: How Do They Work?

Ultrasound Scans: How Do They Work? 4.55 An ultrasound scan, also referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, and ultrasonography, is a device that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of some part of the inside of the body, such as the stomach, liver, heart, tendons, muscles, joints and blood vessels. Experts […]

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  • November 29, 2016

How does music benefit the brain?

How does music benefit the brain? 5 Sometimes, watching a musician perform live can make us mere listeners feel like they have superpowers. Now, new research suggests brief musical training increases blood flow in the left hemisphere of the brain, but there are other benefits for listeners, too. Researchers from the Department of Psychological Sciences […]

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Compound in grape seed extract ‘kills prostate cancer cells’

Compound in grape seed extract ‘kills prostate cancer cells’ 4 New research suggests that a component found in grape seed extract is effective in killing prostate cancer cells. This is according to a study published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer. Investigators from the University of Colorado Cancer Center have analyzed the potential of grape […]

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  • November 23, 2016

KidCare Delays Could Be A Thing Of The Past

KidCare Delays Could Be A Thing Of The Past will cover children of legal immigrants. Listen Listening… / Listen here. There are few things less popular in the GOP than immigration reform.  Past flirtations with the policy are being lobbed at presidential candidates, and Florida’s lawmakers are pursuing measures clamping down on so-called sanctuary cities […]

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  • November 19, 2016

Air pollution linked to facial liver spots

Air pollution linked to facial liver spots 3.51 Traffic-related air pollution and gases associated with air pollution may lead to the formation of dark spots on the skin, known as lentigines, or “liver spots,” says research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Air pollution may exacerbate the development of liver spots. Lentigines are small, […]

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  • November 19, 2016

Better prospects for metastatic cancer survival – mouse study

Better prospects for metastatic cancer survival – mouse study 433 Researchers have found a way to preserve gut health in mice that have been given very high doses of chemoradiotherapy. They say if the same works in humans, it could be a huge step towards treatments that eradicate metastatic cancer. Jian-Guo Geng, associate professor at […]

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  • November 15, 2016

What is MERS? What you need to know

What is MERS? What you need to know 44 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), previously known as novel coronavirus (nCoV), is a viral respiratory illness, which was first reported in Saudi Arabia, in 2012. The source of MERS is currently unknown, though it is likely to have originated from an animal. The MERS virus […]

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  • November 14, 2016

Uncertainty is more stressful than pain, say neurologists

Uncertainty is more stressful than pain, say neurologists 4.5 “  Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey, a terrible journey, but sorrow is, at least, an arriving.” So says Father Vincent in “Cry, the Beloved Country,” Alan Paton’s celebrated novel about South Africa. Which way to go? Not knowing the outcome can be […]

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What is a Cardiac Risk Calculator? What are the Best Heart Health Predictors?

What is a Cardiac Risk Calculator? What are the Best Heart Health Predictors? 41 There are three considerations about cardiac risk calculators. The first is that, whichever exact approach is taken, the idea is the same – to take measurements of cardiovascular health and analyze them for guidance on future potential heart problems and their […]

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  • November 09, 2016

Immune system takes long time to recover after breast cancer chemo

Immune system takes long time to recover after breast cancer chemo 5 New research that looks at the long-term effects of chemotherapy on breast cancer survivors finds it weakens parts of the immune system for at least 9 months after treatment. This could leave patients with insufficient resilience to common infections, such as pneumonia and […]

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