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Does exercise stave off Alzheimer’s? Even stretching and balance movements can help, study says

For older adults at risk of dementia, regular exercise from light stretching to rigorous aerobics can help slow memory and thinking decline, a new study shows. Alzheimer’s researchers said the findings are from a late-stage trial measuring exercise as a potential remedy for people with mild cognitive decline. And they described it as a new […]

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Innovation enables more efficient screening of voice pathologies

In cases of advanced laryngeal cancer, a complex surgery called laryngectomy is performed, when the organ vital for a person’s ability to speak is removed. Striving to improve the patient’s quality of life after laryngectomy, a team of software engineers from KTU, led by researcher Rytis Maskeliūnas, and a team of medics from LSMU, led […]

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Sexual enjoyment following childbirth is not altered by different delivery methods, research suggests

The study sought to address whether cesarean sections maintain sexual well-being compared to vaginal delivery, due to the reduced risk of tearing and the maintenance of vaginal tone. Findings from previous studies suggest little difference in sexual outcomes between women who had cesarean sections or vaginal delivery by six months following birth. However, few studies […]

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Checklist for radical cystectomy in patients with spinal cord injury

Cancer is the third most common cause of death in people with spinal cord injury (SCI), with bladder cancer being the second most common cancer after lung cancer. It is not uncommon for bladder cancer in SCI patients to be discovered only as an advanced variant, muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), which is a very aggressive […]

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Hopes of new curative treatment for children with neuroblastoma

Children who suffer a relapse of the aggressive cancer known as neuroblastoma have small chances of survival. However, a group including researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now shown that DHODH blockers, which are well-tolerated in humans, can cure neuroblastoma in mice if administered in combination with chemotherapy. Neuroblastomas are tumors of nerve tissue […]

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Drinking to manage physical pain results in perceived relief, increasing vulnerability to dangerous alcohol use

People who self-medicate pain with alcohol may be vulnerable to hazardous drinking, with their experience of pain relief a potentially powerful driver of alcohol consumption, a new study suggests. Both pain and dangerous alcohol use are major public health issues. Each affects millions of US adults and costs hundreds of billions of dollars annually in […]

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More folic acid in flour needed to prevent severe birth defects

The UK Government’s current proposal to fortify one type of flour with folic acid is inadequate as it suggests a low dose that would fail to prevent hundreds of cases of severe birth defects each year, according to a new paper by UCL’s Professor Sir Nicholas Wald. The neural tube forms the early part of […]