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Medical Radiation Jump Starts Cancer Cells

CT Scans are thought to be safe but new research shows there is a cancer concern.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge found even low doses of radiation promoted the spread of cancer-capable cells in healthy tissue.

, August 05, 2019


Babies on Farms Build Better Immune Systems

Too clean might not be good when it comes to raising children.

Researchers found babies exposed to farm animals while growing up have a more diverse gut microbiome and robust immune system.

, July 29, 2019


Agricultural Pesticide Use Linked to Teen Depression

Teens living near flower farms are being impacted by chemical exposure.

An elevated risk for depression in teens has been established as a result of the pesticides sprayed on the flower fields of Ecuador.

, July 08, 2019


Chronic Pain Linked to Gut Bacteria

Differences in gut bacteria were found in chronic pain sufferers leading researchers to wonder what role the gut microbiome plays in pain.

Research scientists found 19 different strains of bacteria in greater or lesser quantities in those suffering from the disease compared to the healthy control group.

, June 24, 2019


Spinach Could Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

The key to protecting your eyes from age-related macular degeneration may just be in what you eat.

Researchers in Australia have learned vegetable nitrites, which are found in abundance in beetroot and leafy green vegetables like spinach, could help reduce the chance of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

, November 05, 2018


Fish Oil Slows Breast Cancer Development

Researchers saw surprising results in mice prone to develop breast cancer when the mice were given omega 3 fatty acids.

Mice given a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids had fewer and smaller tumors than those on a diet rich in omega 6 polyunsaturated fats. That’s what researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center found.

, October 29, 2018


Air Pollution Linked to Cognitive Decline

Dirty air is responsible for more than just breathing problems

It has long been known that air pollution can cause breathing problems and other physical ailments but a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences now shows air pollution could also affect your ability to think.

, September 03, 2018


CT Scans Could Increase Risk of Brain Cancer

CT scans can be beneficial for imaging but damaging in other respects

New data seems to put doctors wishing to abide by their promise from the Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm” in a quandary regarding CT scans. That’s because the diagnostic imaging procedure that helps improve clinical outcomes could increase the risk of brain cancer, especially in younger patients.

, August 06, 2018


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