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Scientists Gain New Insight into How Cancer Spreads Through the Body

Understanding how cancer spreads in the body means knowing how to block or at least slow metastasis, specialists say
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
 

Bet You Had No Idea Losing Weight Means Breathing Out Fat

New paper published in the British Medical Journal thoroughly explains the metabolic process of losing weight
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2014
 

Ebola Patients in Africa Are Now Being Transfused Blood or Plasma from Survivors

Specialists hope Ebola antibodies present in the blood and plasma of survivors can help others overcome the disease
by Laura Sinpetru, December 16th, 2014
Ebola Can Pass from One Individual to Another Through Organ Donation

Ebola Can Pass from One Individual to Another Through Organ Donation

by Laura Sinpetru, December 15th, 2014
On the bright side, the risk is very small and the simplest safety precautions can prevent transmission
 

Mild Depressant Drug Wakes Patient from Minimally Conscious State

Doctors say that, not long after being administered the drug, dubbed midazolam, the patient recovered full consciousness
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2014
 

Cocaine Consumption Quadruples the Risk of Sudden Cardiovascular Death

In this day and age, cocaine is the second most consumed illegal psychoactive substance, is only trumped by cannabis
by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2014
 

Robot Helps Surgeons Access Previously Inoperable Tumors, Remove Them

The new technology means surgeons can save patients who, until not long ago, had little or no hope of living
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2014
 

Laughing Gas Could Help Treat Severe Depression, Researchers Say

Study finds nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, can alleviate some of the symptoms of severe depression
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2014
 

Dude Does One Too Many Handstand Push-Ups, Goes Blind in One Eye

Specialists say the intense exercise sessions caused bleeding in the man's eye, temporarily blinded him
by Laura Sinpetru, December 10th, 2014
Pill Promises to Replace the Dreaded Treadmill, Help Fight Obesity

Pill Promises to Replace the Dreaded Treadmill, Help Fight Obesity

by Laura Sinpetru, December 9th, 2014
Harvard University scientists say they are close to developing a pill that can help folks lose weight, get in shape
 

Fracking Chemicals Linked to Reproductive and Developmental Issues

Study argues the chemical compounds released during hydraulic fracturing activities are a threat to public health
by Laura Sinpetru, December 8th, 2014
 

Compound Needs Just 48 Hours to Make Mincemeat of the Malaria Parasite

The compound has so far only been tested on a mouse model of malaria, plans are being made to test it on humans
by Laura Sinpetru, December 6th, 2014
 

Obesity Can Take 8 Years Off a Guy's or Gal's Life, Study Warns

When cardiovascular disease and diabetes risks are also factored in, obesity can even shorten lifespan by 2 decades
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2014
 

Red Wine Argued to Protect People Against Heart Trouble

Study finds compound in red wine inhibits the formation of inflammatory factors linked to cardiovascular disease
by Laura Sinpetru, December 4th, 2014
 
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