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Cancer: TOXIC arsenic treatment could triple life expectancy of brain tumour patients

The chemical could be used with current treatments for the most common type of deadly brain tumours, scientists have revealed. Treating patients with the chemical could increase their life expectancy by three or four times after diagnosis, they claimed. Arsenic is currently used to fight a rare blood cancer, known as acute promyelocytic leukaemia. But, it could also be used ...

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Diabetes diet: THIS ‘superfood’ fruit could manage blood sugar levels

Diabetes sufferers have to ensure they properly manage their blood sugar. If they don’t, it could lead to cardiovascular disease, kidney damage and even amputation. However, eating a particular ‘superfood’ powder could help prevent this. Research by Oxford Brookes University showed that the baobab – an African fruit – could help manage blood sugar levels. In the study researchers found ...

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This is why being STRESSED is just as unhealthy as eating JUNK FOOD

Stress could be just as unhealthy as eating a really bad diet, according to researchers from the Brigham Young University, Utah. Tests in female mice revealed digestive micro-organisms in the gut can change when they’re stressed, so it appeared the mice had eaten a high-fat diet. The findings suggest stress is more than simply psychological, and could have a physical ...

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Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL Every year 40,000 women die from breast cancer in the U.S. alone. When cancers are found early, they can often be cured. Mammograms are the best test available, but they’re still imperfect and often result in false positive results that can lead to unnecessary biopsies and surgeries. One common cause of false positives are so-called “high-risk” lesions that ...

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Dementia treatment news: New Alzheimer’s disease drug has THIS attractive side-effect

Dementia currently affects 850,000 in the UK, however the condition remains without an effective treatment. However, a new drug is currently being trialled to help cure Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists have discovered that it may put a smile back on a sufferer’s face in more ways than one. Tideglusib was in the process of being tested on mice when researchers ...

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