The Baby’s MRI

Doctors in Sheffield are testing a tiny neonatal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner to improve diagnostic accuracy in paediatric brain scans. The 'miniature' scanner being pioneered at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which is one of only two in the world, is part of a two-year research project into the feasibility and benefits of scanning babies …

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Breathing Test Could Save You From Cancer

A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach. http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Breath-Test-FirenightFotolia.jpg Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide. Both tend to be diagnosed late, because the symptoms are ambiguous, meaning …

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Music and Meditation: reversing early memory loss

By adopting habits such as meditating and listening to music , it has been found in a recent study that this may have multiple benefits for older adults with pre-clinical memory loss. In this randomized controlled trial performed by a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes, 60 older adults with subjective …

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A Lungless Lady : A story from a sufferer of cystic fibrosis

Melissa Benoit has lived with cystic fibrosis her whole life – and if it weren’t for a daring double-transplant procedure, the condition would have claimed her life.The 33-year-old mother came down with influenza which led the bacteria in her lungs to spread throughout her body until she reportedly succumbed to septic shock, causing her organs …

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A Healthy Pup is a Happy Pup: The first ever flu vaccine for dogs

Cold and Flu season once again, but not only people feeling the blocked noses and sore throats, dogs are feeling it too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza. This research is not only important for improving the health …

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Lung Cancer Survival rates improve

Cancer. The six letter long, most feared medical condition known to human civilisation. 8 million people worldwide receive this fearful diagnosis each year. As for lung cancer, it is the most common form of cancer worldwide, affecting 1.5 million people each year. Prognosis is not good, as of those who are diagnosed, 1.3 million each …

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Reversing ageing may no longer be a myth

There may be a end to grey hair just ten years down the line after scientists show it is possible to reverse the ageing in animals. Using a new technique which takes adult cells back to their embryonic form, US researchers at the Salk Institute in California, showed it was possible to reverse ageing in mice, allowing …

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