Health News Stories
‘Blood on their hands’: world’s medics condemn US overturn of abortion rights
Doctors and pro-choice activists have condemned the overturning of Roe v Wade, describing it as an “unconscionable attack” that will leave the supreme court justices with “blood on their hands” and cause a global chilling effect on women’s rights. In a statement signed by more than 100 global...
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How the Brain Prepares to Think
UT Southwestern researcher’s decades-long quest to understand synaptic transmission gets help from fastest U.S. academic supercomputer. Let’s think for a second about thought – specifically, the physics of neurons in the brain. This topic has been the lifelong interest of Jose Rizo-Rey,...
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Blood vessel breakthrough major step toward Alzheimer’s treatment
A breakthrough in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has revealed changes to blood vessels in the brain, potentially presenting a path for developing new drugs to help fight the disease, according to University of Manchester research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published...
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Biden’s hunger summit echoes Nixon’s, but faces new challenges
The Biden administration’s plan to hold a hunger summit, more than 50 years after President Richard Nixon convened a similar one, will put a spotlight not only on shortcomings in the current programs but also on issues that emerged over the decades since. The White House is three months away from...
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Does your ability to stand on one leg predict your risk of dying soon?
Some doctors say health checks for older people should include the “flamingo balance test”, asking people to stand on one leg for 10 seconds – but the connection between balance and health is unclear. People who are...
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‘Revolutionary’ blood test to detect breast cancer at early stages
Hyderabad: Apollo Cancer Centres in association with Datar Cancer Genetics on Wednesday launched a ‘revolutionary’ blood test that can detect breast cancers at early stages in asymptomatic individuals with high accuracy, thus enabling timely diagnosis and treatment to save lives. Termed...
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China's first domestically developed anti-HIV drug clinically safe, effective: study
BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Clinical trial results showed that China's first domestically developed drug for the treatment of HIV proved safe and effective in a simplified combination regimen. Aikening, or albuvirtide (ABT) for injection, a novel long-acting HIV fusion inhibitor approved by China...
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U.S. to propose rule to limit nicotine levels in cigarettes
June 21 (Reuters) - The Biden administration plans to propose a rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other finished tobacco products in an attempt to make them less addictive, the White House Budget Office said Tuesday. The rule, expected in May 2023, would be designed with...
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Vitamins, supplements are a 'waste of money' for most Americans
Scientists say for non-pregnant, otherwise healthy Americans, vitamins...
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Single brain scan 'could provide early Alzheimer’s diagnosis'
A single brain scan could offer an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Research used Artificial Intelligence to look at structures of the brain, including regions not previously associated with Alzheimer’s. The advantage of the technique is its simplicity and the fact that...
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