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Peanut Allergy Treatment Works Long Term

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Four years after taking a probiotic and peanut protein for 18 months, two-thirds of children in a small clinical trial can eat peanuts with no health issues.
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The Guardian / Australian Associated Press - Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial
The Guardian / Australian Associated Press - Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Doctors Advice to Finish Antibiotics Overlooks Resistance

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There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

High levels of lithium in tap water linked to lowered rates of dementia

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(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from several institutions in Denmark has found what appears to be a link between the amount of lithium naturally present in tap water and dementia in the people that drink it. In their paper published in JAMA Psychiatry, the group describes how they tested...
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New Scientist - Lithium in tap water seems to both raise and lower dementia risk

Why many Americans still don’t grasp smoking risks

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Despite recognizing that smoking can lead to life-threatening diseases, many Americans still underestimate the risks. “Smoking is outlawed in public places in the US, and the number of people smoking has declined over decades,” says lead author Jon Krosnick, a professor of communication and ...
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Counterfeit reagents: Fake serum has telltale fingerprint

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Baby boomers' drink and drug misuse needs urgent action, warn experts

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove By 2020, the number of over-50s receiving treatment for substance misuse problems is...

Scanning your brain can predict what will happen in the future

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Can neuroforecasting predict the next election result or market crash? Analysing activity in a part of our brain can predict things that haven’t happened yet

Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from

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Viruses are not like other organisms and nobody is quite sure where they originated, but a newly discovered single-celled organism seems to offer a clue

Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of multiple sclerosis drug currently blocked by regulators

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A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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Common over-the-counter ibuprofen found to be more effective against depression than dangerous antidepressant drugs

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(Natural News) A complaint of depression to your general practitioner would likely result in you getting a prescription for an antidepressant. This doesn’t take into consideration the fact that there has been evidence that showed that around 30 to 40 percent of people with depression also had...

If you have cracked lips and brittle nails, you may be severely deficient in this almost miraculous vitamin

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(Natural News) There is another supervitamin that slips by even the most health-conscious of people, vitamin B complex. According to Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and head of nutrition at Britain-based health supplement supplier Healthspan, they comprise of the following: thiamin (vitamin B...

Data sharing: do scientists know best?

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How One Bodybuilder Died from Drinking Too Many Protein Shakes

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A 25-year-old woman in Australia died after consuming too much protein, in the form of shakes, supplements and protein-packed foods, the New York Post reported yesterday.

Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in Australia

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There is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due to human intrusion into their habitats, human proximity to woodlands and vegetation loss, a new study reveals.

Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system

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Myxoma virus -- introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950 -- has developed a deadly ability to suppress the immune response in host rabbits. This example of an evolutionary arms race highlights the potential for escalating virus virulence and host resistance to produce more...

Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

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Your diet can influence your appearance. You knew that. But did you know that what you eat can also affect your body odor and your attractiveness to the opposite sex?(Image credit: Lilli Carré for NPR)

Arrival of modern humans in Southeast Asia questioned

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Humans may have exited out of Africa and arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earl...

You Thought Your Braces Hurt? This Woman's Dental Wire Tore Through Her Gut

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A woman in Australia had a dental wire in her digestive system for 10 years before doctors discovered it tearing through her abdomen.

What Do You Do with a 26-Pound Diseased Liver? Donate It to a Medical School

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A medical school in Queensland, Australia, was the recent recipient of a big donation: a diseased liver that weighed more than 26 lbs.

RNA-Seq Reveals Previously Hidden, Genetic DisorderCausing Mutations

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Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice

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Raw data from a 40-year-old study raises new questions about fats