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Ten-minute scan enables detection and cure of the commonest cause of high blood pressure

Doctors at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Hospital, and Cambridge University Hospital, have led research using a new type of CT scan to light up tiny nodules in a hormone gland and cure high blood pressure by their... Continue Reading →

Brains With More Vitamin D Function Better

An estimated 55 million people worldwide live with dementia, a number that’s expected to rise as the global population ages. To find treatments that can slow or stop the disease, scientists need to better understand the factors that can cause... Continue Reading →

Put the kettle on! How black tea (and other favorites) may help your health later in life

A daily cup of tea could help you to enjoy better health late in life — however if you’re not a tea drinker, there are other things you can add to your diet. The key is flavonoids, which are naturally... Continue Reading →

Obesity drug helps teens lose weight, study finds

A drug called semaglutide, which is approved for adults with obesity or overweight, also helps adolescents shed pounds and have healthier hearts, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at Obesity Week 2022. ... Continue Reading →

Monoclonal antibody prevents malaria infection in African adults

One dose of an antibody drug safely protected healthy, non-pregnant adults from malaria infection during an intense six-month malaria season in Mali, Africa, a National Institutes of Health clinical trial has found. The antibody was up to 88.2% effective at... Continue Reading →

Vitamin D deficiency linked to premature death

It’s the vitamin that we get from the sun, yet despite its ample availability, one in three Australian adults still suffer from mild, moderate or severe vitamin D deficiency. Now, new research from the University of South Australia gives strong evidence that vitamin D deficiency is... Continue Reading →

Gel-Like, Radioactive Implant Obliterates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated the most effective treatment for pancreatic cancer ever recorded in mouse models. While most mouse trials consider simply halting growth a success, the new treatment completely eliminated tumors in 80 percent of mice... Continue Reading →

World’s first stem cell treatment for spina bifida delivered during fetal surgery

Three babies have been born after receiving the world’s first spina bifida treatment combining surgery with stem cells. This was made possible by a landmark clinical trial at UC Davis Health.   The one-of-a-kind treatment, delivered while a fetus is still... Continue Reading →

Omega-3’s Linked to Improved Brain Structure and Cognition at Midlife

Eating cold-water fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids may preserve brain health and enhance cognition in middle age, new evidence indicates. Having at least some omega-3s in red blood cells was associated with better brain structure and cognitive... Continue Reading →

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