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- Cystic Fibrosis Patients May Breathe Easier, Thanks To Bioengineered Antimicrobials
By better understanding how antimicrobials bind and thereby get inactivated in the mucus of air passages, researchers at the University of Illinois may have found a way to help cystic fibrosis patients fight off deadly infections.
- Heavy Exercise Miscarriage Link
Strenuous exercise early in pregnancy could triple the risk of miscarriage, according to Danish researchers.
- Alcohol And Cancer: Is Drinking The New Smoking?
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have clarified the link between alcohol consumption and the risk of head and neck cancers, showing that people who stop drinking can significantly reduce their cancer risk.
- Combining Acetaminophen With Caffeine Might Cause Liver Damage
If you consume caffeine with acetaminophen (paracetamol) you could be at a higher risk of liver damage, according to researchers from the University of Washington, USA. The report, which appears in Chemical Research in Toxicology, explains that the consumption of large quantities of both caffeine and acetaminophen combined raises the risk of liver damage.
- Aloe Vera Powder Nose Spray Vaccine Shows Potential For Bird Flu Treatment
Researchers at Texas A&M University are participating in developing a medicine that is worth sneezing about: a treatment for influenza that forms a jelly when sprayed into the nose.
- PET Scans Accurately Detect A Breast Tumor’s Response To Chemotherapy
Researchers in Australia have shown that positron emission tomography (PET) that uses a radioactive sugar molecule is more useful than mammography and ultrasound in predicting a breast tumour’s response to chemotherapy and, therefore, the patient’s ultimate likelihood of survival.
- Human Papillomavirus Might Cause Bladder Cancer, Research Suggests
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is considered the cause of one of the most important sexually transmitted diseases today, and it affects both men and women. HPV is so common in our society that only people who have never had sexual relations can be sure that they have not been exposed to this disease.
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