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New Evidence For How Green Tea And Apples Could Protect Health, Study

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research have found evidence for a mechanism by which certain food compounds could help protect our health. Dietary studies have shown that people who eat the largest amounts of fruit and vegetables have a reduced risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. There could be […]

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Your Pain Reliever May Also Be Diminishing Your Joy, Ohio State University Study

Acetaminophen reduces both pain and pleasure, study finds COLUMBUS, Ohio — Researchers studying the commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen found it has a previously unknown side effect: It blunts positive emotions. In the study, participants who took acetaminophen reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to […]

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Eating Out Boosts High Blood Pressure Risk, Study

Eating Out = High Blood Pressure? A recent study on university-going young adults, by researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS), is the first ever to show an association between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure. These findings highlight lifestyle factors that can affect hypertension and emphasise the importance of […]

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Cancer Linked To Muscle-Building Supplements, Brown University Study

Study Finds Cancer Link For Muscle-Building Supplements A new study associates taking muscle-building supplements with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Men who used such pills and powders were more likely to have developed testicular cancer than those who did not, especially if they started before age 25, took more than one supplement, or used […]

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Heart chip beats toward better drug screening, personalized medicine

  BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Bioengineers in California have developed a system that allows human heart cells to function outside the body, a development that could potentially prove a powerful tool   for drug development as well as pave the way toward personalizing treatments for patients with heart conditions.    “It is the first demonstration of […]

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Experimental Drug That May Repair Nerve Damage in MS Moves Forward

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April […]

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WHO demands disclosure of all clinical trial results

A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic (Reuters) – The World Health Organization called on Tuesday for the release of clinical trial results for all drugs, vaccines and medical devices – whatever the result – in the latest salvo against the withholding of […]

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REGiMMUNE Announces Collaboration With JDRF and Pfizer Inc. for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Promoting Regulatory T-Cells

Antigen-Specific Immunotherapy to Potentially Prevent or Delay Diabetes in Preclinical Model TOKYO, JAPAN–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2015) – REGiMMUNE Corporation (RGI) and JDRF today announced a partnership, along with financial assistance and scientific expertise from Pfizer Inc., for a research collaboration to develop an antigen-specific immunotherapy utilizing RGI’s proprietary αGalCer/liposome platform for immunological tolerance for […]

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Biogen Presents New Anti-LINGO-1 Phase 2 Acute Optic Neuritis Data Demonstrating Neurological Repair

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced detailed results from the Phase 2 RENEW study of anti-LINGO-1 in acute optic neuritis (AON) – the first clinical study to demonstrate remyelination (the formation of new myelin on axons) following an inflammatory injury in humans. These data will be presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the […]

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Divorce tied to increased heart attack risk

  (Reuters Health) – Women who have been divorced once, or men who have been divorced at least twice, are more likely to have a heart attack than people who get and stay married, according to a new study. “The negative health consequences of divorce have been known for some time,” said lead author Matthew […]

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