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DNA Modifications To Alter Breast Cancer Outcomes

New findings suggest that women with specific DNA characteristics in certain areas of the genome may live longer if they take aspirin before they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER; a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society; the findings point to the need for studies on the potential of aspirin to…

Dementia Among Older Men Who Played Football And Had CTE

Dementia Among Older Men Who Played Football And Had CTE

White matter rarefaction, arteriolosclerosis, and dorsolateral frontal cortex (DLFC) neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) are independently associated with dementia among older men who play football and had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a study published online Aug. 5 in JAMA Neurology. Michael L. Alosco, Ph.D., from the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and CTE Center, and…

Stroke

Stroke Survivors Should Pay Attention About the Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease, more often in women, in which bones become porous and fragile; increasing the risk of fractures. A stroke occurs when blood supply to part of the brain, block by a clot or a rupture; killing brain cells and impairing body function, even causing paralysis on one side of the body.…

Nanoparticles Drug Delivery Systems Reveal Hit Intended Cancer Targets

Nanoparticles Drug Delivery Systems Reveal Hit Intended Cancer Targets

As the targeted drug delivery systems hold significant promise for treating cancer effectively by sparing healthy surrounding tissues. But the promising approach can only work if the drug hits its target. The study developing a new way to determine whether or not; the single drug-delivery nanoparticles will successfully hit their intending targets by simply analyzing…

Mosquitoes Harbor Thousands Of Malaria Causing Parasites

Mosquitoes Harbor Thousands Of Malaria Causing Parasites

As mosquitoes can harbor thousands of malaria causing parasites in their bodies; yet while slurping blood from a victim, they transmit just a tiny fraction of them. In an effort to define precisely the location of the parasite bottleneck. By this the study discovering that the parasites are stopping by a roadblock along the escape…

Exercise to Improve Patients Lives With Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Exercise to Improve Patients Lives With Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Only a year ago, Florence Attaway for decades a half pack a day smoker struggled to walk even one city block. “I had to take a taxi from my home one block to the hospital because I could hardly breathe,” said the 83-year-old New Yorker, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. But since coming…

Heart Attack Can Have Serious Health Effects

Media Portrayal Of Heart Attack Can Have Serious Health Effects

Someone like the Roger Sterling character from the popular television series Mad Men, who had two heart attack in season 1? While Mad Men was set in the 1960s, popular culture continues to repeat this stereotype. Can you think of any women in news reports, magazines, literary fiction, television drama or film who have been…

Art

Study Shows We Like Our Math Like We Like Our Art

A beautiful landscape painting, a beautiful piano sonata art and music are almost exclusively described in terms of aesthetics; but what about math? Beyond useful or brilliant, can an abstract idea be considered beautiful? Yes, actually and not just by mathematicians, reports a new study in Cognition. Coauthored by a Yale mathematician and a University…

Even Low Level Alcohol Use Increases The Miscarriage Risk

Even Low Level Alcohol Use Increases The Miscarriage Risk

According to the study women who consume low level alcohol during the pregnancy even in small amounts have a 19 % greater risk of miscarriage than women who do not use alcohol. The study also finding that for alcohol exposure of less than five drinks per week; each additional drink per week during pregnancy was…

Pacific Islands Are Dying Regularly From Highly Treatable Cancers

Pacific Islands Are Dying Regularly From Highly Treatable Cancers

People living in the Pacific Islands are dying regularly from highly treatable cancers because of a lack of cancer care services around the region, researchers say. In the first of a major series on cancer control in small island nations published in The Lancet Oncology, lead author Professor Diana Sarfati, of the University of Otago, Wellington,…

Stem Cells Combination Could Help To Repair Damaged Hearts

Stem Cells Combination Could Help To Repair Damaged Hearts

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in Nature Biotechnology. Researchers have found that, by transplanting an area of damaged tissue with a combination of both heart muscle…