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'Bad Luck' Mutations Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in New Study – PerfScience

PerfScience 'Bad Luck' Mutations Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in New StudyPerfScienceNearly 66 percent of the genetic mutations that turn into cancer are caused by 'random replication errors' during ongoing cell replacement process and environmental factors account for 29 percent of mutations that lead to cancer, as per a new study.Cancer Research Delivers Stark Reminder […]

Tick, tick, tick – The Sun Chronicle

The Sun Chronicle Tick, tick, tickThe Sun ChronicleHill checks Emma, a 9-year-old Labrador-beagle-rottweiler mix, for ticks. (Photo by Paul Connors / Sun Chronicle staff). Spring Ticks. Veterinarian Bruce Hill displays a tick at DeWitt Animal Hospital in Plainville. (Photo by Paul Connors / Sun …Connecticut officials bracing for bad year for ticksFOX 61Checking for ticks […]

Health: Researchers grow heart tissue on spinach leaves – 11alive.com

11alive.com Health: Researchers grow heart tissue on spinach leaves11alive.comWORCESTER, MASS. – Through a series of experiments, a team of researchers have grown beating human heart cells on spinach leaves. Current bioengineering techniques, like 3-D printing, can't build the intricate, branching network of blood vessels that …Scientists change spinach leaves from heart-healthy to actual human heart tissueThe […]

Antidepressant Dose Doubled Before Girl Streamed Her Suicide – U.S. News & World Report

Antidepressant Dose Doubled Before Girl Streamed Her SuicideU.S. News & World ReportA month before a South Florida foster child live-streamed her suicide on Facebook Live, the dosage of an antidepressant given to her was doubled by a doctor. | March 26, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel …and more » […]

A 10-month-old girl had a parasitic twin protruding from her back — until surgeons removed it – Colorado Springs Gazette

PEOPLE.com A 10-month-old girl had a parasitic twin protruding from her back — until surgeons removed itColorado Springs GazetteThe examinations, X-rays and dry runs using a 3D model of her tiny spine all came down to this: A team of surgeons made a careful incision and, over the next six hours, systematically removed an extra […]

Doctor believes he found cure for sepsis – 11alive.com

11alive.com Doctor believes he found cure for sepsis11alive.comNORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — A critical-care physician at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) believes he found a simple, inexpensive cure for sepsis. Sepsis is a condition that leads to multiple organ failure. It is estimated that nearly 8 million people …Doctor says simple treatment a possible cure for […]

Nearly Two-Thirds of Cancers Are Due to Random DNA 'Mistakes' – Live Science

Live Science Nearly Two-Thirds of Cancers Are Due to Random DNA 'Mistakes'Live ScienceCancer is caused by mistakes in DNA, and a new study finds that in most cancer cases, these mistakes are completely random; they're not due to heredity or environmental factors, but rather the result of random errors. The mistakes, or mutations, cause …New study […]

These Are The 2 Key Ways People Get Hooked On Prescription Opioids – Huffington Post

Huffington Post These Are The 2 Key Ways People Get Hooked On Prescription OpioidsHuffington PostTwo new studies offer insight into how people get hooked on opioids. One critical way is taking prescription narcotics: The risk of transitioning from short-term to long-term opioid uses spikes after only eight days of taking narcotic pain pills …Some of […]

New vaccine could prevent thousands of childhood deaths – CBS News

CBS News New vaccine could prevent thousands of childhood deathsCBS NewsA new vaccine is safe and effective in preventing a deadly diarrheal disease that kills hundreds of children per day, according to a new large trial done in Africa. The viral disease, called rotavirus, is responsible for more than one-third of deaths …Researcher: Efficacy of […]

Critical step found in DNA repair, cellular aging – Harvard Gazette

Harvard Gazette Critical step found in DNA repair, cellular agingHarvard GazetteDNA repair is essential for cell vitality, cell survival, and cancer prevention, yet cells' ability to patch up damaged DNA declines with age for reasons not fully understood. Now, research led by scientists at Harvard Medical School (HMS) reveals a …Scientists Can Reverse DNA Aging […]

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