Probiotic cure for peanut allergies shows long-term success

Sometimes the slow, measured pace of medical research is frustrating. On average it takes about 12 years for a new drug to move from discovery to general practice, but each step towards ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Mineral layer around avian flu pathogen may be the cause for human infections

Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Outdoor light at night linked with increased breast cancer risk in women

Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living in areas with lower levels, according to a large long-term study ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Space.com Remembers Bruno Gulotta, Friend and Colleague Killed in Barcelona Attack

Bruno Gulotta, 35, an employee of Tom's Hardware Italy, owned by Space.com parent company Purch, was on holiday in Barcelona, Spain, when he was struck and killed by a van that also took the ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from SPACE.com

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To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep—and caffeine

Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Grown-up chimps are less likely to help distressed friends

Chimpanzees of all ages will comfort upset companions, but adult chimps do it less – perhaps because they are more selective about who they help

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend

A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) has concluded that the high incidence of small tumors and early-stage ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers investigate the potential of spider silk protein for engineering artificial heart

Ever more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency, despite significant advances in preventing and minimising damage to the heart. The main cause of reduced cardiac functionality lies ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Make way for hemoglobin

Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that acquires its unique characteristics after undergoing a process of specialization. Nowhere is this process ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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