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Origami Tools Make Surgery More Precise

By Tim Sandle

Surgical techniques and methods have advanced considerably in recent years; however, there are still many improvements that can be made to either protect the patient or to improve the precision of the methods used. One thing being loed at is how to make smaller incisions. Generally the smaller the incision, the lower the risk of […]

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Fukushima Site Still Leaking Radioactivity

By Tim Sandle

This week marks the five year anniversary of the horrific nuclear power accident at Fukushima in Japan. The fall-out from the incident continues to affect the Japanese economy, and the levels of radiation still remain a matter of concern. The issue was an energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by […]

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The World’s Most Addictive Substances Revealed

By Tim Sandle

There are many forms of addiction. Some addictions, in small quantities, do not have major health implications, such as regular amounts of coffee or chocolate. Other substances, such as opioid drugs can lead to serious health consequences. Given the array of things that someone can become addicted to, what are the most serious? Before answering […]

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Red Dye For Melanoma Treatment

By Tim Sandle

A new study has shown a red dye, known of since 1882, could be effective for treating skin cancer. The primary cause of melanoma is ultraviolet light exposure in those with low levels of skin pigment. The dye is called Rose Bengal (or 4,5,6,7-tetrachloro-2′,4′,5′,7′-tetraiodofluorescein) and, on its discovery, it was used to dye wool (turning […]

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Advice For Dealing With Boils and Styes

By Tim Sandle

Boils and other forms of spots can be troublesome. However, simply squeezing them isn’t the best thing to do. This can lead to the infection getting worse. A boil is pus-rich skin infection and a stye is a lump that forms on the eyelid. Information recently released by the American Academy for Dermatology provides some […]

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Gene for Gray Hair Found?

By Tim Sandle

The first gene that appears to triggers the graying of hair has been discovered. This is the first time a genetic component has been linked to a change in hair color (hitherto, an environmental connection has always been presumed). In a study led by University College London, scientists loed at some 6,000 people of varied ancestry across Latin […]

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Aim To Get Zika Out Of The Way Before Olympics

By Tim Sandle

With athletes considering pulling out, especially women, Olympics chiefs are getting nervous. The reason? The next summer Olympics is taking place in Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika virus outbreak. Zika virus disease is spread by mosquitoes, and causes a mild fever in 1 out of 4 people bitten. Although the fever dies away in a […]

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Hip Replacements Increase For The Young

By Tim Sandle

Hip replacements are generally regarded as something that is needed for some people who are aged well over 60 years old. However, in some countries, such as the U.K., there has been a growth in hip replacements for younger people (by ‘young’ that is, in the medical sense, those aged below 60). According to figures […]

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No Laughing Matter: How Laughing Gas Helps With Trauma

By Tim Sandle

Those who have suffered a traumatic event or have seen events so terrible as to trigger post-traumatic stress disorder could have a new form of treatment, based on laughing gas. A new study from University College London has found inhaling laughing gas following a traumatic event may help prevent distressing memories from remaining logged in the brain. Laughing […]

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Zika Virus Kills Brain Cells

By Tim Sandle

Further evidence that the Zika virus affects the brain of the developing child has been reported by scientists. Zika virus, as The Latest News has reported, is a  mosquito-borne flavivirus. The worst hit territory is Brazil, however incidences have now been reported in 26 countries. While most adults are unaffected, or show only mild feverish symptoms, […]

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