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Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels

The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from The Scientist

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Eating foods with low nutritional quality ratings linked to cancer risk in large European cohort

The consumption of foods with higher scores on the British Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS), reflecting a lower nutritional quality, is associated with an increased ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Wearable device promises silent-running breast-pumping

For nursing mothers who don't wish to be tied down to a bulky, non-portable breast pump, there are already wearable versions that can be slipped discreetly under a bra. Women's tech company ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Gizmag

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Recalled blood pressure drugs not linked to increased short term cancer risk

Products containing the withdrawn blood pressure drug valsartan are not associated with a markedly increased short term risk of cancer, finds an expedited analysis published by The BMJ today.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Medical Xpress

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Silicone breast implants linked to increased risk of some rare harms

Women receiving silicone breast implants may be at increased risk of several rare adverse outcomes compared to the general population, reports a study in Annals of Surgery.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Medical Xpress

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Artificial intelligence can determine lung cancer type

A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Medical Xpress

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Nanoparticle therapeutic restores function of tumor suppressor in prostate cancer

Think of it as a cancer therapy zag instead of a zig. While many groups are developing cancer therapies to target proteins and pathways that are highly active in cancer cells, a team of investigators ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Medical Xpress

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Inexpensive testing spurs cancer patients' relatives to assess own disease risk

An online initiative offering low-cost genetic testing to relatives of people with genetic mutations that increase their risk of cancer encourages the "cascade" testing that can help to identify ...

24 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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FDA approves novel treatment for hairy cell leukemia

(HealthDay)—Lumoxiti (moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk) injection has been approved to treat certain instances of relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Sat 15 Sep 18 from Medical Xpress

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How cells repurpose their garbage disposal systems to promote inflammation

G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are everywhere in our bodies. They are embedded in our cell membranes, where they act as signal transducers, allowing cells to respond to their external environments. ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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