Proposed NZ vaccine could combat drug addiction – New Zealand Herald
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Proposed NZ vaccine could combat drug addiction – New Zealand Herald

A New Zealand scientist is exploring a new vaccine for drug addiction, which would teach our immune system to reject specific drugs before they could trigger highs. Researchers have been trying, unsuccessfully, to create such an intervention since the 1970s. Dr Benjamin Compton believed the failures didn’t owe to the concept itself, but to the…

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Is vaping safer than smoking cigarettes? – gulfnews.com
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Is vaping safer than smoking cigarettes? – gulfnews.com

Image Credit: Ramachandra Babu/©Gulf News I was 15 when I started smoking, and so were most of my friends. We smoked to rebel against our parents. Because the prissy kids do it. Because cigarettes were both forbidden and easy to get: 10 quarters in a cigarette vending machine, which you could still find in most…

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Overweight under-50s have a 25% higher risk of dying from pancreatic cancer in later life – Daily Mail
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Overweight under-50s have a 25% higher risk of dying from pancreatic cancer in later life – Daily Mail

Pancreatic cancer is more deadly in patients who were overweight before the age of 50, new research suggests. American Cancer Society scientists discovered that a BMI of 30 or higher raises the risks that pancreatic cancer will kill a patient by 25 percent. Current therories suggest that the inflammation that comes with excess weight may encourage cells…

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Mental-health apps use scientific language, but do they actually work? – MarketWatch
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Mental-health apps use scientific language, but do they actually work? – MarketWatch

Many mental-health apps may overstate their effectiveness. Research published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Digital Medicine examined 73 top-ranking mental health apps found by searching the iTunes AAPL, +0.65%  and Google Play GOOG, +0.41%  stores for apps related to anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, self-harm and substance use. “You’re kind of taking a leap of…

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New immnotherapy can shrink otherwise untreatable breast, lung and mesothelioma tumors – Daily Mail
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New immnotherapy can shrink otherwise untreatable breast, lung and mesothelioma tumors – Daily Mail

Some two million cancer patients – including 9/11 first responders – may finally be treatable with a new CAR T drug, new research suggests.Late stage hard tumors like many breast, lung and mesothelioma patients develop are next to impossible to treat, and many patients die in spite of treatment.An early-stage clinical trial, presented at the…

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Can genetic testing help doctors better prescribe antidepressants? There’s quite a debate. – Washington Post
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Can genetic testing help doctors better prescribe antidepressants? There’s quite a debate. – Washington Post

Grit alone got Linda Greene through her husband’s muscular dystrophy, her daughter’s traumatic brain injury, and her own mysterious illness that lasted for three years and left her vomiting daily before doctors identified the cause. But eventually, after too many days sitting at her desk at work crying, she went to see her doctor for…

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Best supplements for diabetes – the 7p a day capsules to avoid high blood sugar symptoms – Express
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Best supplements for diabetes – the 7p a day capsules to avoid high blood sugar symptoms – Express

Diabetes is a common condition that affects around four million people in the UK, and 90 per cent of all cases are caused by type 2 diabetes. The condition could be caused by the body not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin. But you could lower your risk…

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Here’s Why Experts Say You Should Cut Back on Carbs If You Want to Lose Belly Fat – POPSUGAR
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Here’s Why Experts Say You Should Cut Back on Carbs If You Want to Lose Belly Fat – POPSUGAR

There’s a reason so many people lose weight on a low-carb diet, including shedding stubborn belly fat. “Those who eat high-carbohydrate diets, particularly diets high in processed, simple carbs, are prone to fat accumulation around the abdominal region,” Gabby Geerts, a registered dietitian at Green Chef, told POPSUGAR. So, while you can’t specifically target belly…

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The First Living Person With HIV Has Successfully Provided a Kidney For Transplant – ScienceAlert
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The First Living Person With HIV Has Successfully Provided a Kidney For Transplant – ScienceAlert

(Mohammed Haneefa Nizamudeen) LENNY BERNSTEIN, THE WASHINGTON POST 31 MAR 2019 Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital have transplanted a kidney from a living HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive recipient, a medical breakthrough they hope will expand the pool of available organs and help change perceptions of HIV. The donor, 35-year-old Nina Martinez, and the recipient,…

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Editorial: Anti-soft drink measures fall short – Boston Herald
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Editorial: Anti-soft drink measures fall short – Boston Herald

It’s no mystery that carbonated sodas and supposedly healthy juice drinks deliver a sugary one-two punch to the detriment of those who consume them — primarily youngsters through the teen years. Next to the sedentary lifestyle exacerbated by the internet, they’re the main reason for skyrocketing rates of obesity, heart disease and diabetes among children…

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