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Sleep ‘Detoxes’ The Brain, New Research Suggests – Forbes

Sleep ‘Detoxes’ The Brain, New Research Suggests – Forbes

The brain’s nocturnal cleaning service may protect it from Alzheimer’s, new research suggests (photo: wiki media) When you sleep, your brain undergoes a mop-up process that removes waste products linked to Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to new research published yesterday in the online version of Science. A team of researchers at the University of Rochester […]

Pakistan polio outbreak puts global eradication at risk – Reuters

Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:50am EDT * Taliban attacks, vaccine ban leave many children exposed * With polio virus circulating, disease taking hold again * Dozens of children paralysed in Waziristan outbreak * Dramatic progress towards wiping out polio in jeopardy By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A Taliban […]

Air pollution causes lung cancer, World Health Organization says – Los Angeles Times

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared air pollution a human carcinogen like tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally. Health experts have known for years that air pollution increases the risk of a wide range of ailments, including respiratory problems and heart disease. Some compounds in […]

Foods every breast cancer survivor should know about – CNN

Foods every breast cancer survivor should know about – CNN

(CNN) — Women checking in for appointments at the Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York this month are being offered more than a pre-op or post-op surgical visit. On the reception desk, inside a large plastic frame, is a colorful flyer decorated with pictures of luscious-looking fruits and vegetables. It’s […]

Pregnancy by egg donation on the rise, researchers say – Science Recorder

According to a news release from the JAMA Network Journals, pregnancy by egg donation is on the rise in the United States. In fact, the number of donor eggs utilized for in vitro fertilization rose between 2000 and 2010 in the U.S. In addition, results for births from those donor […]

Air pollution a leading cause of cancer – UN agency – Reuters

By Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA | Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:40am EDT LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) – The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency said on Thursday. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) cited data indicating […]

Researchers: Oreos just as addictive as cocaine – natmonitor.com

Connecticut College researchers have found that Oreos may be just as addictive as cocaine or morphine. The researchers found that rats developed an equally powerful association between the delightful effects of consuming Oreos and a specific environment as they did between cocaine or morphine and a specific environment. […]

Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success – U.S. News & World Report

Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success – U.S. News & World Report

Why The FDA Is Right To Block Amarin’s Push To Market Fish Oil To Millions – Forbes

Why The FDA Is Right To Block Amarin’s Push To Market Fish Oil To Millions – Forbes

Atlantic salmon (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A panel of experts chosen by the Food and Drug Administration voted 9 to 2 yesterday to advise the regulator not to expand the approved use of Vascepa, a fish oil pill made by Amarin Pharmaceuticals in Bedminster, N.J., to from a small niche to a broad swath of heart […]

Trevor Sims loses battle with cancer – The Advocate

Trevor Sims, the 11-year-old boy whose desire to help the homeless inspired many in Baton Rouge and sparked a local food drive, died early Wednesday. Judi Davis, who oversees the cancer ministry at Healing Place Church, confirmed Sims, who had recently entered hospice care, died at 4 a.m. Sims […]