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Tobacco Packing: Plain Packaging Sparked Tobacco Price Rises

The introduction of plain tobacco packaging led to an increase in the price of leading products, according to new research from the University of Stirling. The study-funded by the Cancer Policy Research Center at Cancer Research UK and published in international journal  Addiction  – conflicts with predictions made by  tobacco companies , prior to the implementation, that plain packaging would lead to lower prices and greater affordability

A Novel Way Synapses Can Regulate Neuronal Circuits, Findings

The fundamental process of information transfer from neuron to neuron occurs through a relay of electrical and chemical signaling at the synapse, the junction between neurons. Electrical signals, called action potentials, cause voltage-gated calcium channels on the presynaptic neuron to open. The influence of calcium through the channels triggers the release of neurotransmitters (the chemical messengers), which travels across the synapse to the next neuron in the relay, passing along the information.

Folate Deficiency: Unknown Problems in Connection with Cell Division

Folate deficiency can severely affect one of the most important processes in the body, cell division, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have demonstrated in a new study published in the scientific journal PNAS. In the study, the researchers show that folate deficiency can cause problems in connection with cell division and DNA replication. In fact, it creates far more damaging chromosomal abnormalities than previously known.

knee Replacements Pain And Regret

The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on mainly by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees persisted.

Merck KGaA-Pfizer To End Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer

Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc said on Friday they were ending a late-stage study for their drug to treat a form of ovarian cancer in previously untreated patients. The results showed the drug, Bavencio, in combination with, or as a follow-on treatment to, platinum-based chemotherapy could not achieve the primary goal of progression-free survival in patients.

Milk Allergy Affects Half Of U.S. Kids Under Age One

Although parents often focus on peanuts as the food allergy they need to worry about most, cow's milk is the most common food allergy in children under the age of 5. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI ) Annual Scientific Meeting found that there are two percent of all children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow's milk allergy.