Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed
  

Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed

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New research challenges existing beliefs on the origins of diabetes, suggesting that overall fat tissue may be to blame, rather than the liver or pancreas.

New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain
  

New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain

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A new stimulation therapy that specifically targets the nerves fibers involved could be an effective alternative to spinal cord stimulation, says study.

Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety?
  

Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety?

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The first literature review and meta-analysis to investigate omega-3 supplements and anxiety concludes that they could benefit some people.

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk
 

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk

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The latest study to investigate the relationship between regular aspirin use and liver cancer risk finds a significant positive interaction.

Do cannabinoids ease multiple sclerosis symptoms?
 

Do cannabinoids ease multiple sclerosis symptoms?

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Uncovering whether cannabinoids can relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis is proving challenging. A new meta-analysis takes a look at the data.

Could it be possible to eliminate clogged arteries?
 

Could it be possible to eliminate clogged arteries?

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A new review concludes that by targeting B lipoproteins in middle-aged people, we could prevent atherosclerosis and associated cardiovascular diseases.

Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
 

Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes

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Diabetes can severely impact a person’s mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.

Could this amino acid improve glucose control in diabetes?
 

Could this amino acid improve glucose control in diabetes?

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The amino acid alanine lowers blood glucose by activating an enzyme that increases energy production in cells during fasting and exercise, a study reveals.

The probiotic that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria
 

The probiotic that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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Certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus are highly resistant to antibiotics and can be deadly. New research shows that a probiotic can destroy them.

Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study
 

Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study

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The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina.

Newly discovered molecule could treat heart failure
 

Newly discovered molecule could treat heart failure

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New research has discovered a molecule that plays a key role in supporting heart function. This finding may lead to better therapy for heart failure.

Osteoarthritis: New compound may stop the disease
 

Osteoarthritis: New compound may stop the disease

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A new study deemed ‘game-changing’ by the researchers finds a blocking compound that can stop the cartilage from breaking down in a model of osteoarthritis.

Study finds new link between breast cancer risk and weight
 

Study finds new link between breast cancer risk and weight

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A new study finds women who lost weight after menopause were less likely to develop invasive breast cancer​

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer
 

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer

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An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette’s syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice.

Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer
 

Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

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Researchers have discovered that the drug estradiol may work as a new treatment for a type of triple-negative breast cancer, which is highly aggressive.

Nerve damage: Using electronic implants to hasten healing
 

Nerve damage: Using electronic implants to hasten healing

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Biodegradable electronic implants that deliver impulses to heal injured peripheral nerves and are absorbed after 2 weeks show promising results in rats.

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence
 

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

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Metastasis and recurrence are huge challenges for breast cancer researchers. One group believes that an existing antibiotic might provide help.

Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma
 

Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

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Drug resistance is a significant problem when treating melanoma. A new study concludes that an old antibiotic might offer new hope.

Drinking water lowers the risk of bladder infections
 

Drinking water lowers the risk of bladder infections

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Researchers have recently conducted a new study into bladder infections. They now suggest that we ought to drink plenty of water to keep them at bay.

Why do I now agree with vaccination? My experience
 

Why do I now agree with vaccination? My experience

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When I was little, my mom didn’t vaccinate me. In this article, I explore why I disagree with her decision, and why I chose to get vaccinated as an adult.

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