Category: Health

Cure for baldness? Stem cells bring hope

According to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of men will experience hair loss by the age of 35. But women are also affected, making up 40% of all hair loss sufferers. Affecting self-image and emotional well-being, the condition has been a difficult one to treat. But a 2014 study brings hope – in the […]

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Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study

The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis – tetrahydrocannabinol – could be used to reduce tumor growth in cancer patients, according to an international research team. Previous studies have suggested that cannabinoids, of which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one, have anti-cancer properties. In 2009, researchers at Complutense University in Spain found that THC induced the death of brain cancer cells in a process […]

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Pancreatic tumors ‘reprogrammed’ by new vaccine

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, have discovered that a combination of a vaccine and low-dose chemotherapy may make pancreatic cancer susceptible to the effects of immunotherapy. These findings are significant because, typically, these cancers do not respond to immunotherapy, with fewer than 5% of patients surviving 5 years […]

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How long does postpartum depression last?

A comprehensive review of clinical studies examining postpartum depression carried out in January 2014 has shown that although symptoms of postpartum depression in most women recede over time, for a large number of women, depression remains a long-term problem. Although it is common to experience mood swings or become tearful in the weeks following childbirth, […]

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