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Why living in a detached house could be better for health 

H homeowners living in independent houses may be protected from heart attacks or strokes, suggests a new study. The first study to examine the biological impact of housing choices has found that tenants or people living in apartments, semi-detached houses or terraces have increased levels of a chemical associated with stress and inflammation. The chemical substance, called C-reactive protein, is …

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Breast cancer cells can be forced to become ‘harmless’ fat cells, say scientists

Breast cancer cells can be transformed into harmless fat cells, suggests initial research. Scientists have made the change by entering a particular phase of tumor progression. During this window the tumor cells imitate an embryonic development phase called "epithelial-mesenchymal transition" (EMT), which allows them to detach and spread in the body. The image on the left shows untreated breast cancer …

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PSA Test for Prostate Cancer

According to the 2018 National Cancer Institute's annual report on the state of cancer, prostate cancer (PCa) cases have increased slightly in recent years after decades of steady decline. In response, the US preventive services task force in May 2018 modified its long-standing recommendation against PSA screening in all men. The new advice: men 55-69 should discuss pros and cons …

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GPs test ‘game changer’ online calculator for breast cancer risk

A new way to analyze breast cancer risk factors may soon be available in GP clinics to help predict those most at risk from the disease. According to a study by Cancer Research UK, the new method takes into account more than 300 genetic indicators for breast cancer, as well as information on family history, weight, age at menopause, alcohol …

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Baby Hears Sister’s Voice For the First Time

Carol Dianne Benjamin, a mother of two sons of Madison, GA, has always wanted the best for her daughter Scarlet. But after being premature, Carol knew that the road to recovery after some complications would be long for her child. However, at 11 months, Scarlet's life changed forever when she had her first hearing aids, and her reaction to her …

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Nerve Cells In People With Autism Develop Faster And Grow Larger, Study Finds

In a "very exciting discovery", researchers at the California Salk Institute have discovered a difference between the way nerve cells develop in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those who do not. The researchers hope that their study will contribute to a better understanding of why ASD develops, helping to create better diagnostic techniques and treatments. The ASD is …

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‘Eye-opening’ Dementia Breakthrough Announced Today by USC Researchers

A study that suggested dementia can be caused by blood vessels that lose in the brain was welcomed by the Alzheimer's Society who said it could lead to earlier diagnosis and potential treatments. A research group from the University of Southern California discovered that leaky capillaries have been early indicators of Alzheimer's disease, signaling cognitive impairment before the accumulation of …

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