Protecting seniors from scammers

(HealthDay)—It seems as though every day brings warnings about phone and internet scammers, with older Americans being particularly vulnerable. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 7.3 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and 6.5 percent of those aged 75 and older, are victims of financial fraud to the tune of billions of dollars. If you’re looking […]

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Extract from soursop leaves can prevent the symptoms of fibromyalgia

Researchers from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Seville have recently published a study reporting that diets supplemented with aqueous extract of Annona muricata L. leaves can prevent symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, improving the lives of patients. Leaves of the species are oblong and egg-like or oblong and elliptical in shape, and between five and 15 cm in […]

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Two genomic tests identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from new drugs

New results from a long-running trial to identify which new drugs or combinations of drugs are most effective in which types of breast cancer, show that two genomic tests are bringing the era of truly personalised medicine ever nearer. Professor Laura van ‘t Veer, leader of the Breast Oncology Program at the University of California San Francisco, USA, told the […]

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Researchers find bacteria residing in guts of mice come from mother and remain nearly constant over many generations

A team of researchers at the University of California has found that bacteria residing in the guts of mice are mainly obtained from their mothers and their microbiome makeup remains nearly the same over many generations. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their experiments with house mice and what they learned. Prior research has shown […]

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Serotonin neurons contribute to fail-safe mechanism that ensures recovery from interrupted breathing

Scientists trying to identify the roots of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death in U.S. infants between 1 month and 1 year old, have increasingly turned their attention to the neurotransmitter serotonin and the brain cells that produce it. Studies have linked serotonin-producing neurons to the regulation of breathing, which may go awry in SIDS. In […]

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