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14 percent of world population may have had Lyme disease, research finds

14 percent of world population may have had Lyme disease, research finds

More than 14 percent of the world’s population may have had Lyme disease, an analysis released on Monday revealed. The research, published in BMJ Global Health, is the result of an examination of nearly 90 studies. It offers an unprecedentedly robust picture of how common the tick-borne illness may be. “As far as I’m aware, …

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The NHS recommends that people should eat at least two portions of fish per week, including one of oily fish, with a portion weighing around 140g. But now US researchers have warned that people who eat this amount may be a fifth more likely to develop malignant melanoma, compared to those eating 22g weekly

Eating lots of fish makes you more likely to get melanoma, research says

Following NHS advice to eat fish twice a week could leave you more prone to the deadliest type of skin cancer, research today suggested. Scientists analysed melanoma diagnosis rates among adults who ate the equivalent of 300g of any type of fish each week, including battered cod. They were compared against participants who consumed much …

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Groundbreaking mRNA vaccine could help cure pancreatic cancer

Groundbreaking mRNA vaccine could help cure pancreatic cancer

A new vaccine using the same mRNA technology as the Pfizer jab against COVID-19 could be a breakthrough in the fight against pancreatic cancer. In a promising early study conducted by German company BioNTech — which partnered with Pfizer to develop the lifesaving COVID shot — half of the patients remained cancer-free 18 months after …

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Neural 'Poisonous Flowers' Could Be The Source of Alzheimer's Plaque, Says Study

Neural ‘Poisonous Flowers’ Could Be The Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque, Says Study

Alzheimer’s disease has long thwarted our best efforts to pinpoint its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that ‘poisonous flowers’ bulging with cellular debris could be the root source of one hallmark of the wretched disease and a beautifully sinister sign of a failing waste disposal system inside damaged brain cells.   …

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A Potential Cure for Autism: New Research Finds That Gene Therapy Could Treat Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome

A new study has shown that gene therapy may be able to prevent or reverse many deleterious effects of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome New research from the UNC Neuroscience Center lab of Ben Philpot, Ph.D., finds restoring lost gene activity prevents many disease signs in an animal model of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, a rare, single-gene neurodevelopmental condition. Pitt-Hopkins …

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New Research Finds a Higher Dose of Melatonin Improved Sleep

New Research Finds a Higher Dose of Melatonin Improved Sleep

In a study published in The Journal of Pineal Research, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to placebo. In a small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to placebo. Although recent research by the University of Cambridge and Fudan University found …

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New Research Reveals Optimal Dose of Omega-3 Fatty Acids To Lower Blood Pressure

The optimal daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids for reducing high blood pressure seems to be about 3 grams from either food sources or supplements. According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, about 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day appears to be the optimal dose for reducing …

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Research may reveal why people can suddenly become frail in their 70s

A groundbreaking theory of ageing that explains why people can suddenly become frail after reaching their 70s has raised the prospect of new therapies for the decline and diseases of old age. Researchers in Cambridge discovered a process that drives a “catastrophic” change in the composition of blood in older age, increasing the risk of …

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Staying 'Conscious' Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

Staying ‘Conscious’ Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

General anesthesia is a marvelous thing, knocking us out and blocking our sense of pain in a matter of seconds before surgery. But in rare cases, some people are responsive to their surrounds under general anesthesia, yet they cannot remember what happened afterwards.   This is called ‘connected consciousness‘, and now the largest study of …

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People who drink coffee every day are less likely to die early than non-coffee drinkers, research suggests

People who drink coffee every day are less likely to die early than non-coffee drinkers, research suggests

More evidence suggests drinking coffee can help reduce health risks and extend your life.  Researchers found coffee drinkers were less likely to die of cancer and heart disease in a seven-year study.  People who drank slightly sweetened coffee lived longer, too, so adding sugar may not be unhealthy.  Loading Something is loading. Your daily coffee …

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