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04 Apr New scans offer great promise

MCI is a condition in which a person can experience symptoms that are similar to those of early dementia. For instance, they may have some memory loss, find it difficult to carry out familiar tasks, be unable to recognize places and people, and struggle to make decisions. Although...

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24 Dec Hope can help you survive a heart attack

People who expect good things to happen in the future are more likely than less-optimistic peers to survive the decades following a first heart attack, a study in Israel suggests. The results don't prove that optimism extends life, but doctors should nevertheless consider including optimism training...

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22 Nov New advancements made against drug resistant germs

Scientists have developed a simple way of altering antibiotics that could make them much more powerful against infections caused by drug-resistant microbes. The method made the antibiotic vancomycin much more powerful against two strains of bacteria that had become drug-resistant. The researchers suggest that the simple chemistry involved...

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22 Nov If you sleep less, you should drink more

New research suggests that insufficient sleep may cause dehydration by disrupting the release of a hormone that is key to regulating hydration. Not only does insufficient sleep impair attention and judgment, but prolonged sleep deprivation raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and respiratory...

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22 Nov This is interesting

The p53 gene promotes the expression of the p53 protein, which helps maintain cellular health and has a protective role against the formation of cancer. However, researchers have found that many forms of human cancer present mutations of the p53 protein. Recently, specialists from the Walter and Eliza Hall...

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