Smokers Can Be Healthy, Too

If the two words “smoker” and “health” seem contradictory, it may be time to take another look at that conclusion. Even as the number of smokers decreases each year, there still are many people who continue the daily habit but who also watch what they…

Ebola Lingers in Semen For Nine Months

Ebola persists in the semen of male survivors much longer than previously thought, a study shows.The report in the New England Journal of Medicine found two-thirds of men had Ebola in their semen after six months, and a quarter after nine. A separate study, in…

New Study Finds Minority Women With Breast Cancer Get Worse Care

If you’re a minority woman, you’re more likely to have a scarier, more-aggressive type of breast cancer and get diagnosed at a later stage, and you’re less likely to receive the recommended treatments. That’s the upsetting conclusion of new research published today in the journal…

Diamonds Might Soon Be Used To Detect Cancer

Researchers at the University of Sydney have recently developed tiny synthetic diamonds that can aid in the fight against cancer — by lighting up areas of cancer in MRI scans. The innovative technique could help especially in detecting cancers that are difficult to find early…

Researchers Find Greater Incidence Of Cancer in Tall People

Watch out long-legged Scandinavians—a large study shows taller people may have an increased risk of developing cancer than their shorter peers. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and University of Stockholm examined 5.5 million Swedish men and women and found a correlation between height and cancer. For…

Paralysed Man Moves Legs Using Brain-Reading Device

A paralysed man has regained some control over his legs using a device that reads his brain, scientists say.Brainwaves were interpreted by a computer, which then controlled the electrical stimulation of his leg muscles. The US study, in the Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, showed…

Hope For Faster Treatment Of Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can be treated more quickly using a new DNA sequencing device, according to research. Scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) say the device – the size of a USB stick – can detect bacteria directly from urine samples four times…

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