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  • Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby

    Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby

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    Babies whose mothers have the flu jab during pregnancy are less likely to catch the virus themselves, finds a recent study.A flu jab protects youngsters in the first six months of life and makes them 40 percent less likely to need hospital treatment for…

  • Lung cancer linked to risk of stroke

    Lung cancer linked to risk of stroke

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    People recently diagnosed with lung cancer are at higher risk of having a stroke than those without lung tumors, suggests a large new study from Taiwan.Researchers looking at data covering more than 150,000 adults found that among those with lung cancer, 26 in every…

  • Power of suggestion affects heart arteries

    Power of suggestion affects heart arteries

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    Simply suggesting that a treatment will ease chest pain may not only dampen the pain, but directly alter heart arteries, a small study concludes.Among 30 patients having a procedure to evaluate their chest pain, researchers found that those who were told they were being…

  • Power of suggestion affects heart

    Power of suggestion affects heart

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    Simply suggesting that a treatment will ease chest pain may not only dampen the pain, but directly alter heart arteries, a small study concludes.Among 30 patients having a procedure to evaluate their chest pain, researchers found that those who were told they were being…

  • Malaria vaccine shows promise: study

    Malaria vaccine shows promise: study

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    An experimental malaria vaccine tested on children in Burkina Faso has shown "a high level of efficacy" in protecting against the disease, a study published in the United States said Wednesday.The study was initially planned to study the safety and immune response of the…

  • Scientists create 'suicide bomber' that destroys superbug

    Scientists create 'suicide bomber' that destroys superbug

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    Scientists have developed what they call a "suicide bomber" bacteria, which can detect and destroy a hospital superbug resistant to antibiotics.Researchers in the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore engineered a strain of E.coli that can detect signs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a leading cause of…

  • Brain cells protect themselves against stroke

    Brain cells protect themselves against stroke

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    Some brain cells are naturally protected against a stroke – and now we know why.Jack Mellor at the University of Bristol, UK, exposed slices of rats' hippocampi to the low-oxygen conditions typical of a stroke. Neurons in the hippocampi known to resist stroke damage…

  • Herbal remedy beats brain cancer

    Herbal remedy beats brain cancer

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    Indirubin, a herbal compound used in traditional Chinese remedies might beat deadly brain tumours.Indirubin is derived from the Indigo plant, an active ingredient in the Dang Gui Long Hui Wan formula that is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia.Researchers from the Ohio State…

  • High-protein diet reduces hunger in obese

    High-protein diet reduces hunger in obese

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    Dietary protein reduces hunger and increases fullness in overweight men during weight loss programmes, a study says.Diets “containing 18 to 35 percent of daily calorie intake from dietary protein, are associated with reductions in hunger and increased fullness throughout the day and into the…

  • Meditation changes brain activity

    Meditation changes brain activity

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    Landscape artist Jane Anderson struggled with seasonal affective disorder in the winter months. She tried meditation and noticed a change within a month.“My experience was a sense of calmness, of better ability to regulate my emotions,” she says.Her experience inspired a new study…

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