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New Prostate Drug Has a Low Cancer Risk

By Tim Sandle

Long-term results from a major U.S. government sponsored study have eased concerns about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer. However, not all medics are convinced that the taking such drugs is of value. The drug examined, in its generic form is finasteride (the label claim […]

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Should Hepatitis B Screening Be Introduced?

By Tim Sandle

Some scientists are recommending that all teens and adults who are high risk for hepatitis B get screened for the infection. A simple blood test can detect if a person is one of the two billion people worldwide infected with hepatitis B. The recommendation has come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. One of […]

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Hepatitis A Outbreak from Frozen Berries in Australia

By Tim Sandle

Several Australians are suffering from hepatitis A after eating frozen berries, a BBC News report indicates. So far 14 people are affected, and the infection has spread to four states. The average incubation period of Hepatitis A is 4 weeks, but it could take about seven to eight weeks to show up the symptoms. This […]

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Good Bacteria Offer HIV Protection

By Tim Sandle

A science team have grown vaginal skin cells outside of the human body and have studied the way that the cells interact with groups of ‘good and bad’ bacteria. From the analysis researchers are of the view that they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect women from HIV infection and […]

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Nestle to Remove Artificial Flavors and Colors From Chocolates

By Tim Sandle

Nestle USA has announced that by the end of 2015, the company will remove artificial colors and flavors, such as Red 40, Yellow 5 and artificial vanillin from all candy brands in US. This includes than 250 products. Nestle is planning to replace these artificial ingredients with ones from natural sources like annatto from […]

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Can Cancer Drugs Be Used to Counter Bio-terrorist Threats?

By Tim Sandle

A research team have been given a grant to see if two cancer medications have the potential of protecting U.S. troops from biological agents that could be unleashed during an attack. U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), part of the U.S. Department of Defense, has hired Mark Buller, Ph.D., professor of molecular microbiology and immunology […]

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Anti-HIV Drug Falters

By Tim Sandle

Scientists have reported that compounds that they hoped would “wake up” dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells, allowing them to be destroyed by targeted medications, have not been successful. The aim of the research is to devise a strategy to reverse latency with the cells containing the virus and therefore make the […]

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Benefits of Slow Juice Diets

By Tim Sandle

Juicing is set to become one of 2015’s hottest trends, with juicer sales rocketing. A new survey of consumer behaviors outs some of the top juicing tips. Juicing fruit and vegetables to make tasty and nutritious drinks is becoming increasingly popular, according to the New York Times. A new survey by the health website Fitday […]

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HIV May Be Older Than Previously Thought

By Tim Sandle

Viruses similar to HIV in humans were present in non-human primates in Africa at least 5 million years ago, according to a new study. This places the immune deficiency causing virus in a much older time. It is considered by most scientists, Medical Xpress indicates, that HIV-1, the virus responsible for AIDS related illnesses, infiltrated […]

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New Strain of Norovirus Sweeping Around the Globe

By Tim Sandle

A new strain of the stomach bug norovirus has been steadily moving around the globe. The strain was first identified in the U.S. following an issue on a cruise ship. Since then there have been further outbreaks. Last year, the particular strain of norovirus was blamed for making 700 passengers and crew sick on the ‘Royal […]

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