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

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“Tree man” who suffers from rare condition dies

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Indonesian known as “the tree man” due to disease which left him with branch-like warts dies without ever fulfilling his dream of living to see a cure and becoming a carpenter again. Continue reading

10 Health Problems You Think You Have

What symptoms are you worried about?

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Something’s off with your body— but you’re not sure quite what. Your likely first stop: The Internet.

We would encourage you to see your doctor if you suspect something is amiss with your health— after all, research shows that online symptom checkers are often wrong.

But despite some doctors warning against doing so, the fact of the matter is that we dotend to head to search engines at the first sign of a malady. We rounded up the top searched symptoms to find out the conditions we’re most curious about. 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

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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Simple blood test could detect cancers – Αιματολογική εξέταση εντοπίζει τους στερεούς καρκινικούς όγκους

 

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A new, highly sensitive blood test may help detect cancer tumors, Medical News Today reported.

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