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  • Medical News Today: What to know about gastrectomy, or stomach removal
    A gastrectomy is a procedure to remove part or all of the stomach. Often, it is a treatment for stomach cancer. Here, we explore this and other uses of a gastrectomy. We also describe the procedure in detail and discuss the types of surgery. Learn about possible complications, life after... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?
    Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about dextrose
    Dextrose is a type of sugar that comes from corn. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a sweetener in many foods and as a medical treatment for low blood sugar and dehydration. In this article, learn about the uses of dextrose in food and medicine. We also... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?
    Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men, who typically experience different symptoms than women. In this article, we cover the signs and symptoms of heart disease that may occur ahead of a heart attack or other severe complication. We also explain treatment options for the different stages... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Brain tingling sensation 'ASMR' may benefit health
    New research investigates, for the first time, the physiological and psychological benefits of the autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) phenomenon.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: A color-coded guide to vaginal discharge
    Vaginal discharge often changes colors, depending on the time of the menstrual cycle. Some colors indicate that the area is healthy, while others can signal an infection or a hormonal imbalance. In this article, we provide a color-coded guide to vaginal discharge. Learn what the colors show and when to... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Hypervitaminosis A: What to know
    Hypervitaminosis A is when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This is rarely due to diet, but it can occur if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Learn about the symptoms of acute and chronic hypervitaminosis... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Highly empathic people have a unique view of music
    A study using brain scanning technology concludes that music activates different brain areas for people who demonstrate higher levels of empathy.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What are the signs of early-onset Alzheimer's?
    Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the disease. In this article, learn about ten signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. We also cover how to help a... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Benefits of using a humidifier
    Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier... Read more »

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  • Social bonding key cause of soccer (football) violence
    As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social maladjustment' e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunctional behavior at home, work or school etc. However, social bonding and a desire to protect and defend... Read more »
  • Challenging our understanding of how platelets are made
    Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body and the results are challenging previously held understandings. ... Read more »
  • Dynamic modeling helps predict the behaviors of gut microbes
    A new study provides a platform for predicting how microbial gut communities work and represents a first step toward understanding how to manipulate the properties of the gut ecosystem. This could allow scientists to, for example, design a probiotic that persists in the gut or tailor a diet to positively... Read more »
  • New therapeutic target for slowing the spread of flu virus
    Influenza A (flu A) hijacks host proteins for viral RNA splicing and blocking these interactions caused replication of the virus to slow, which could point to novel strategies for antiviral therapies. ... Read more »
  • Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor a range of health conditions
    An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neurodegenerative diseases. ... Read more »
  • Scientists discover how antiviral gene works
    It's been known for years that humans and other mammals possess an antiviral gene called RSAD2 that prevents a remarkable range of viruses from multiplying. Now, researchers have discovered the secret to the gene's success: The enzyme it codes for generates a compound that stops viruses from replicating. The newly... Read more »
  • Broken shuttle may interfere with learning in major brain disorders
    A broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in people with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, or autism. ... Read more »
  • Drug compound stops cancer cells from spreading in mice
    New research shows that it may be possible to freeze cancer cells and kill them where they stand. ... Read more »
  • Miniature testing of drug pairs on tumor biopsies
    Combinations of cancer drugs can be quickly and cheaply tested on tumour cells using a novel device developed by scientists. The research marks the latest advancement in the field of personalized medicine. ... Read more »
  • Mosquito-borne diseases in Europe: Containment strategy depends on when the alarm sets off
    New research based on the Italian experience with outbreaks of Chikungunya, a disease borne by the tiger mosquito, in 2007 and 2017, shows that different vector control strategies are needed, depending on the time when the first cases are notified, 'thus providing useful indications supporting urgent decision-making of public health... Read more »

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