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High-dose radiation may be no better for low-risk prostate cancer

High-dose radiation may be no better for low-risk prostate cancer

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — Higher doses of radiation may not benefit low-risk prostate cancer patients, a new review suggests. “In the field of radiation oncology, we often assume that the highest dose that the body can tolerate will be most effective at killing cancer,” said senior study author Dr. Robert Den, a researcher at [...]

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Gene may raise melanoma risk, even without sun exposure

Gene may raise melanoma risk, even without sun exposure

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — A new study hints that genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don’t get a lot of sunburns. But some U.S. experts say people shouldn’t take this news as an excuse to bake themselves in the sun, which is considered a major cause of [...]

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Health risks posed by mindless munching

Health risks posed by mindless munching

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — Along with diet and exercise, mindful eating may benefit overweight people trying to shed excess pounds, new research suggests. “Mindful eating practices promote awareness of experiences related to the desire to eat, actual sensations of hunger, fullness, satisfaction and enjoyment,” study author Jennifer Daubenmier, from the University of California, San [...]

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Why is cancer so common?

Why is cancer so common?

Cancer starts when cells in our bodies start to reproduce out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These abnormal cells form lumps, known as tumours. If the cells from tumours cannot spread, then the tumours are benign. They are not cancerous and can usually be removed. If the cells are able to invade nearby healthy [...]

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What causes coronary heart disease?

What causes coronary heart disease?

Your heart is a pump the size of a fist that sends oxygen-rich blood around your body. The blood travels to the organs of your body through blood vessels known as arteries, and returns to the heart through veins. Your heart needs its own blood supply to keep working. Heart disease occurs when the arteries [...]

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Health main battleground for assembly election

Health main battleground for assembly election

It will not surprise you health is going to be the big issue in the assembly election. The Welsh Government spends around 47% of its entire budget on health and social services. It is not unrealistic to think if demand continues to increase, health spending could account for more than half of that budget in [...]

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Promising lab-grown skin sprouts hair and grows glands

Promising lab-grown skin sprouts hair and grows glands

Scientists in Japan have successfully transplanted mice with lab-grown skin that has more of the organ’s working parts in place than ever before. Starting with stem cells made from a mouse’s gums, they managed to craft skin with multiple layers – as well as hair follicles and sweat glands. When implanted into a “nude mouse” [...]

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WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

It means the disease is not thought to be a significant public health threat to countries outside of those affected in West Africa. A small cluster of cases are still occurring in Guinea, but Sierra Leone and Liberia have not had any in months. But experts say countries must remain vigilant for new flare ups [...]

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GlaxoSmithKline to ‘drop patents in poor countries for better drug access’

GlaxoSmithKline to ‘drop patents in poor countries for better drug access’

The British company said it would not file patents in these countries. Chief executive Sir Andrew Witty said he wanted to take a “graduated” approach to the company’s “intellectual property” based on the wealth of nations around the globe. Experts have described the plans as “brave and positive”. GSK hopes that by removing any fear [...]

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Zika outbreak: What you need to know

Zika outbreak: What you need to know

The infection is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains. Some areas have declared a state of emergency, doctors have described it as “a pandemic in progress” and some are even advising women in affected countries to delay getting pregnant. But there is much we do not know in this [...]

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GlaxoSmithKline to ‘drop patents in poor countries for better drug access’

GlaxoSmithKline to ‘drop patents in poor countries for better drug access’

The British company said it would not file patents in these countries. Chief executive Sir Andrew Witty said he wanted to take a “graduated” approach to the company’s “intellectual property” based on the wealth of nations around the globe. Experts have described the plans as “brave and positive”. GSK hopes that by removing any fear [...]

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More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet, compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20 million adult men and women from 1975 to 2014. It found obesity in men has tripled and more than doubled in women. Lead author Prof Majid Ezzat said it was an “epidemic of [...]

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