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Study reveals health benefits of quinoa

La Trobe University researchers have looked beyond the superfood hype to prove for the first time that eating quinoa is actually good for our health Their newly published research in Current Developments in Nutrition shows that eating even a small amount of quinoa every day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In the study, a group of overweight and ...

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Internal mechanism found to be responsible for the limitless growth potential of epithelial tumours

Researchers from the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at IRB Barcelona have identified the cell types and molecular mechanism responsible for the unlimited growth potential of epithelial tumours (carcinomas) and demonstrated that the growth of these tumours is independent of its microenvironment. “In epithelial tumours caused by chromosomal instability or loss of cell polarity, the … Cancers – Healthcanal.com

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Dementia prevention: Choose an omega-3 supplement with THIS on the label to fight symptoms

It was reported this week that Alzheimer’s disease will one day be wiped out entirely by natural selection, according to a new study. However, it will take several thousand years for the condition to be properly eliminated. In the meantime, the number of dementia sufferers is set to reach one million by 2025, while last year it overtook heart disease ...

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Queen’s former doctor wants check-ups for statin patients

The controversial cholesterol-lowering drugs are taken by millions in the UK, although critics warn reactions, such as muscle pain, depression, fatigue, impaired memory and stroke, can outweigh the benefits.  They are prescribed to people with a raised risk of heart problems, although experts say this takes in most men over 50 and women over 60.  A study has suggested that ...

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CLR 131 Found to Broadly Target Pediatric Solid Tumors

According to a new study by UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) researchers, a broadly applicable cancer therapy currently being developed by Cellectar Biosciences may have the potential to work in pediatric solid tumors. CLR 131 (formerly known as CLR1404) delivers high doses of cell-killing radioactive iodine specifically to cancer cells. It could become the first targeted, molecular radiotherapy to be tested in ...

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Stroke risk: Survivors of condition are TWICE as likely to be diagnosed with cancer

Scientists have discovered that a significant proportion of stroke survivors could have underlying cancer. Research revealed that many people who overcome a stroke were diagnosed with cancer shortly after. They found that rates of cancer in stroke survivors was almost twice that of the general population. The findings, to be presented to the European Society for Medical Oncology, showed that ...

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Type 2 diabetes and statins link: Do the cholesterol-busting drugs increase risk?

Scientists have linked the condition to taking statins, which are prescribed to lowers levels of high cholesterol. High cholesterol can increase the risk of heart attack or a stroke and even increase the risk of heart disease. Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the UK. There has been much controversy surrounding statins over the past few ...

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