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Laser research revolutionises the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and cancer

Innovative research using ultra-pure lasers, led by the University of St Andrews and M Squared, could benefit researchers looking for new ways to diagnose and treat dementia and cancer. Laser-based imaging techniques using light scattering will be applied in medical research for early diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, together with research into measurement techniques which use light scattering and ...

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Yale study finds cause of and cure for genetic skin disorder

By Ziba Kashef About one in 200,000 people are affected by a severe group of skin disorders known as the ichthyoses (ik-thee-oh-sees), which feature dry, scaly, or thickened skin. Although treatment with topical medications can help, there is no cure. To better understand the cause of such skin disorders, a Yale-led research team studies the genes of individuals affected by ...

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Eating Fish May Reduce Arthritis Symptoms

In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish ≥2 times/week had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to <1/month. There was also a graded association, so that increasing servings of fish were linked with incrementally lower levels of disease activity.In the study of 176 patients, frequency of ...

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Sexual satisfaction: Treating a woman with oxytocin also benefits her male partner

Vienna – The results of a study conducted at MedUni Vienna under the direction of Michaela Bayerle-Eder, doctor of internal and sexual medicine, showed that the sexual response of men, whose female partners had been treated with the “bonding hormone” oxytocin or a placebo, was enhanced – even to the extent of improving their erectile function.  This effect was not a ...

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High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus

FINDINGS A new study by scientists at UCLA found that when mice eat a high-fat diet, the cells in their small intestines respond the same way they do to a viral infection, turning up production of certain immune molecules and causing inflammation throughout the body. The scientists also found that feeding the mice tomatoes containing a protein similar to that ...

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Scientists develop test to identify best treatment for gonorrhea

FINDINGS Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that the resistance to the drug was growing. BACKGROUND Gonorrhea has developed increasing resistance to all current antibiotics. Due to the spread of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea, ...

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Body size and prostate cancer risk

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Europe and the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men worldwide. A new study led by researchers in the Nuffield Department of Population Health Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) investigated the associations of height and obesity with prostate cancer by different tumour characteristics and death from prostate cancer and found that ...

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Initial Data From The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Points to 20% Increase in Procedures in 2015

NEW YORK, NY  – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s (ASAPS’) preliminary survey findings from its procedural statistical data for the 2015 calendar year suggest that both surgical and nonsurgical procedures are on the rise. Both men and women are partaking in a variety of aesthetic procedures in steadily increasing numbers. Surgical procedures are up 7% with 1,912,468 procedures ...

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