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Hospitals require more choice than the expensive method of blood treatment

Hospitals require more choice than the expensive method of blood treatment

Americans generally don’t spend much time thinking about the nation’s blood supply. This is mainly due to the fact that the collection and distribution system is safe and efficient. But there is a new challenge behind the scenes, according to some hospital officials, who fear that a change in the way platelets are handled will …

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Most men with low-risk prostate cancers now forgo treatment

Most men with low-risk prostate cancers now forgo treatment

The number of men with prostate cancer who opted for active surveillance (AS) doubled nationwide between 2014 and 2021, according to experts who say the dramatic increase reflects growing understanding among both researchers and patients who have low-grade prostate cancers can be safely observed for years without requiring treatment. Dr. Matthew Cooperberg About 60% of …

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Anti-aging: Mice treated with a chemical from grape seed extract live 9% longer and are physically fitter

Anti-aging: Mice treated with a chemical from grape seed extract live 9% longer and are physically fitter

A chemical derived from grape seeds selectively destroys worn out cells in mice, allowing them to live 9% longer than their untreated counterparts Health December 6, 2021 Of Carissa Wong Grapes opened to reveal seeds Shutterstock / kholywood A chemical isolated from grape seed extract extends the lifespan of old mice by 9% by eliminating …

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Guidelines for the first fatty liver for endocrinology, primary care

Guidelines for the first fatty liver for endocrinology, primary care

The new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are the first to be specifically targeted at primary care and clinical settings of endocrinology. They include 34 evidence-based clinical practice recommendations for screening, diagnosis, management and referral, presented in a table and algorithm flowchart, as well as detailed …

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Doctors say the side effects of the pandemic are becoming serious health problems

Doctors say the side effects of the pandemic are becoming serious health problems

In September 2021, I collapsed from exhaustion. My vision has become blurry. Then, my lids got so heavy that I could barely hold them up for milliseconds at a time. In a panic, I stumbled about 50 meters to a close friend and collapsed onto her shoulders. She led me to a shady spot under …

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Testicular tissue can be successfully frozen for over 20 years, the study shows

Testicular tissue can be successfully frozen for over 20 years, the study shows

Cryopreserved male testis tissue can be replanted after more than 20 years and will continue to produce viable sperm, according to a new rodent study in the open access diary. PLOS biology by Eoin Whelan of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and colleagues, published May 10th. But the long delay comes at …

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Scientists study the links between obesity, age and body chemistry

The chemical and synthetic derivatives of the sea sponge hijack the human enzyme to kill cells

Newswise – A human enzyme converts chemicals produced by sea sponges and their synthetic derivatives into cell-killing compounds, shows a study published today in eVita. The finding suggests that it may be possible to develop new therapies for cancer or bacterial infections using this enzyme and similar natural or bio-inspired compounds. Pharmaceutical companies have been …

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