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Antibiotics found to weaken body's ability to fight off disease

 

Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the immune system's ability to fight off disease.

 

Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making

 

If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a language you speak, but isn't your native tongue? Psychologists know communicating in a foreign language matters. In a new study, they take a major step toward understanding why.

 

Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status

 

While there is a proven link between obesity and certain types of cancer, less is known about how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise known as dietary energy density (DED), contributes to cancer risk. To find out, researchers looked at DED in the diets of post-menopausal women and discovered that consuming high DED foods was tied to a 10 percent increase in obesity-related cancer among normal weight women.

 

Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?

 

A new mechanism of stomach gland regeneration reveals impact of Helicobacter pylori infection.

 

Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide

 

Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study.

 

Telling people not to 'down' drinks could make them drink more

 

Campaigns designed to stop young people 'bolting' drinks can be ineffective and can even make them more likely to do it, new research suggests.

 

Cardiac ICU patient composition is changing over time

 

A new study finds slightly more than half of heart patients are admitted to the CICU for noncardiac conditions, such as sepsis or renal failure, rather than for a heart condition.

 

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer

 

By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. The potent combination also attacked satellite tumors and distant cancerous cells, completely curing two mice and effectively vaccinating one against the disease.

 

Disrupted gut microbiome makes children more susceptible to amoebic dysentery

 

Children with lower diversity of microbial species in their intestines are more susceptible to severe infection with the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, according to a new study.

 

New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

 

Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition.

 

 


 

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