7 April – World Health Day 2016

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The WHO has called for global action to halt the rise in, and improve care for, people suffering with diabetes on World Health Day 2016.

A global report on diabetes shows that 422 million adults now live with diabetes, mainly in developing countries, with the number of people living with diabetes having quadrupled since 1980. Factors driving this dramatic rise include obesity, the WHO announced ahead of the day. Continue reading

The gene that causes gray hair has been identified

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It’s well known that graying hair is caused primarily by genetics; if your parents went gray, you probably will, too. However, it’s only now that scientists have pinpointed exactly which gene may be responsible for this color change. Continue reading

Childhood bullying can cause problems decades later

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Years after the psychological sting of frequent bullying, researchers say the effects can extend to lower levels of education, physical and cognitive health problems, and poor social functioning. Continue reading

Children who grow up in a recession are less self-obsessed

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Children who grow up in a recession are more likely to become well-rounded adults than those who enjoy an easy start to life, a psychological study has found. Continue reading

FDA Approves Dabigatran For Reduction of Risk and Recurrence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa) “for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who have been treated with a parenteral anticoagulant for five to 10 days, and to reduce the risk of recurrent DVT and PE in patients who have been previously treated,” according to a press release External Link from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Continue reading

Interferon-free therapy for hepatitis C cured 90% of patients

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Currently, doctors treating hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis (liver scarring) can only offer treatments that rely on the drug interferon, which unfortunately, only works for less than half of patients.

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Lab-grown vaginas and nostrils work, doctors report

 

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Scientists who grow body parts in labs have reached two new milestones, creating normally functioning vaginas for four young women and new nostrils for five skin-cancer patients.

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