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New Cancer Screening Test

New Cancer Screening Test

A new cancer screening test will be tested in the UK starting in mid 2021. The test has been developed in California by the Grail company. The planned clinical cancer screening test has the name Galleri blood test. Presently, this test is not generally available yet. The clinical tria
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Toxin Contaminated Drinking Water Affects Millions in the US

Toxin Contaminated Drinking Water Affects Millions in the US

A drinking water study found that toxin contaminated drinking water affects millions in the US. The study was published Oct. 14, 2020 in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Medical News today published an easier to understand version of it on Oct. 30, 2020. Details of the
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Glucosamine Supplementation Can Reduce Mortality

Glucosamine Supplementation Can Reduce Mortality

A new study found that glucosamine supplementation can reduce mortality. In this study 495,077 women and men were observed for 8.9 years. This was part of the UK Biobank study. 19,882 deaths occurred during the course of the study. 3,802 deaths were due to cardiovascular disease (stro
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Older Adult’s Exercise Intensity Does Not Reduce Mortality

Older Adult’s Exercise Intensity Does Not Reduce Mortality

A Norwegian study going on for 5 years showed that older adults’ exercise intensity does not reduce mortality. For one thing, researchers stated that physical activity is important to reduce mortality in older people. On the other hand, the researchers of this study from Norway wanted
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Natural Immune-boosting STING Protein Against Cancer

Natural Immune-boosting STING Protein Against Cancer

Researchers have detected a natural immune-boosting STING protein against cancer. STING stands for STimulator of INterferon Genes. Scientists at Scripps Research have found this molecule that is part of the immune system. It is essential for mounting an immune response against viruses
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T Cells Play a Major Role in Ulcerative Colitis

T Cells Play a Major Role in Ulcerative Colitis

A new study revealed that T cells play a major role in ulcerative colitis. In particular, this is an inflammatory disease where ulcerations occur in the large intestine and rectum. To point out, University of California researchers did unique experiments with thousands of single cells
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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy versus Regular Surgery in Cervical Cancer

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy versus Regular Surgery in Cervical Cancer

Should the surgeon do a laparoscopic hysterectomy versus regular surgery in cervical cancer? Notably, cervical cancer can require a complete removal of the womb. This is particularly so when the cancer is growing inside the rest of the uterus. It is important to realize, for years phy
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Vitamin D in Health and Disease

Vitamin D in Health and Disease

There is confusion out there about vitamin D in health and disease. In other words, I thought it would be useful to review some basics about vitamin D and how it can help you to benefit from it. Last year an overview about this topic was published. Notably, a lack of vitamin D causes
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Third Hand Smoke Is Also Dangerous

Third Hand Smoke Is Also Dangerous

New research detected that third hand smoke is also dangerous. There are three kinds of exposures to cigarette smoke. First hand smoke comes directly to the smoker from smoking cigarettes. Second hand smoke occurs when another person is in the same room as a smoker. This way there is
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Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Cause Breast Cancer

Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Cause Breast Cancer

A new study in the US showed that hair dyes and straighteners may cause breast cancer. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and published on Dec. 4, 2019. 46,709 black and white women were enrolled in the study. The participants aged 35–74 were c
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