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Magnetic therapy enhances chemo treatment of breast cancer

11 May, 2022

The non-invasive and painless treatment has the potential to lower adverse side effects of chemotherapy.

Mental illness affects blood pressure and heart rate

10 May, 2022

Researchers have said they have clear evidence that mental illness interferes with the body's autonomic functions.

Stroke found to cut life expectancy by one-third

09 May, 2022

Stroke reduced the average patient's life expectancy by five and a half years, compared with the general population.

Asymptomatic malaria is not as harmless as it seems

06 May, 2022

Persistent, asymptomatic malaria infections suppress the immune system, preventing it from eradicating parasites from the bloodstream.

Inflammation mediator proves promising as MS treatment

02 May, 2022

These types of mediator substances, responsible for resolving the inflammatory process when it is no longer beneficial, are minimised in people with MS.

Boys are more demanding than girls — at least in the womb

02 May, 2022

Male baby pregnancies are more likely to result in complications, possibly because they grow faster in the womb and require more nutrients and oxygen.

Link found between arthritis, liver disease and hemochromatosis

28 April, 2022

Arthritis is a strong predictor for development of clinically important liver problems in people with hemochromatosis.

Sound technology helps to destroy tumours

26 April, 2022

Non-invasive sound technology has been shown in rats to break down liver tumours, kill cancer cells and spur the immune system to prevent further spread.

Microplastics found in the deepest section of the lungs

13 April, 2022

The study found 39 microplastics in 11 of the 13 lung tissue samples tested — considerably higher than any previously published laboratory tests.

Fermented okara could improve metabolism, tackle obesity

11 April, 2022

Scientists investigated the anti-obesity effects of fermented okara on mice put on a three-week high-fat diet compared to mice put on three other types of diet.

Atrial fibrillation linked to increased dementia risk

06 April, 2022

For people with atrial fibrillation, one of the most common cardiac disorders, dementia risk is elevated.

Certain exercises can help with muscular dystrophy

30 March, 2022

Muscular dystrophy is a debilitating disease that causes the weakness and breakdown of skeletal muscles that progressively worsens over time.

Link found between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's

23 March, 2022

Researchers have suggested a possible mechanism linking diabetes to Alzheimer's disease, in a new discovery that amyloid beta in the blood comes from periphery organs like the pancreas and liver — not only the brain.

Dairy products may exacerbate MS symptoms

17 March, 2022

Multiple sclerosis sufferers often complain of more severe disease symptoms after consuming dairy products.

E-cigarette use linked with prediabetes

10 March, 2022

Data from a large, nationally representative survey of the US population shows that e-cigarette use is associated with increased odds of prediabetes.

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