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Fueling macrophages with energy to attack and eat cancer cells

Immune cells called macrophages should serve and protect, but cancer has found ways to make them fall asleep. Now researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania have claimed to have identified how to feed macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells. It is known that macrophages can support the growth of cancer …

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What’s behind the increase in bowel cancer among younger Australians?

Bowel cancer primarily affects people over the age of 50, but recent evidence suggests that it is increasing among young Australians. Our study, recently published on Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, found that the incidence of intestinal cancer, which includes colon and rectal cancer, has increased to 9% in people under the 50 years from the years & # 90; …

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Study reveals new genes and biological pathways linked to osteoarthritis

In the largest genetic study on osteoarthritis, an international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Sheffield, has discovered 52 new genetic changes related to the disease, which double the number of genetic regions associated with the condition disabling. [19659002] Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, GSK and their collaborators – including Mark Wilkinson, professor of orthopedics at …

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Fear and embarrassment are causing smear test numbers to plummet

A survey conducted in the UK on over 2,000 young women has shown that many delay or avoid being subjected to a smear because of feeling frightened, vulnerable, embarrassed or uncontrolled. Image Point Fr | Shutterstock [19659004] The survey, conducted by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, also revealed that many women are discouraged by the thought of being examined by a …

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MOD ‘Failed To Address’ Q Fever Risk To Soldiers, Court Told

The Ministry of Defense (MOD) "did not deal with the risk" posed to soldiers deployed in Afghanistan by Q fever, was told to a court. Wayne Bass, a private of the 2nd Mercenary Battalion The regiment, said his life was ruined after serving in Helmand province in 2011 without receiving antibiotics from the army. Mr. Bass, 34, was discharged from …

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Some pregnant women don’t believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus

Hamideh Bayrampour, assistant professor in the UBC department of family practice and affiliate researcher at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Credit: BC Children & # 39 ; s Hospital Research Institute Up to a third of pregnant women do not believe that cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review by UBC researchers. In some cases, women …

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Winter Pressure on Intensive Care Units as Flu Rates Rise

Moderate increases in the influence of this winter are having a strong impact on the hospital intensive care unit and on the admissions of high-dependency units, the latest data showed. GPs reported increases in consultations with patients reporting flu-like symptoms in the second week of January, while admissions rates for suspected influenza were having an average impact on hospitals in …

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Beyond the Pap smear: Startup uses phone, light and AI to detect cervical cancer

The Israeli start-up MobileODT says it can detect cervical cancer more accurately and economically than the standard colposcopy method used today, creating a mobile digital colposcope consisting of a smartphone equipped with a light source, a lens for the 39; magnification and an artificial intelligence algorithm. A colposcopy is a procedure that uses a shotgun that provides doctors with an …

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Antiepileptic drugs linked to increased hospital stays in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Credits: CC0 Public Domain According to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland, people with Alzheimer's disease who used anti-epileptic drugs had more hospital admissions than people with Alzheimer's who did not use anti-epileptics. The results were published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association . During a two-year follow-up, people who started antiepileptic drugs accumulated around …

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