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Aging parents’ health : 6 tips to stay healthy

How can you give your parents healthy life? There are many steps you can take to ensure your aging parents’ health and well-being, even if you live far away.

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Seven Cities in China to Carry Out Smoking Ban

Seven cities in China, the largest consumer of tobacco worldwide, are taking steps to ban smoking in workplaces and public venues. The project will eventually include the whole of the country, to “protect more people from smoking”

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Expanded Umbilical-Cord Blood Units Can Help Treat Leukemia

First successful use of expanded umbilical-cord blood units can treat leukemia.Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have made umbilical-cord-blood transplants a more widely-used method for treating leukemia and other blood cancers.

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Lower Alcohol Wine Can Prevent Cancer

From a cancer prevention point of view it is best not to drink at all. But we have to be realistic and the fact is that many people in the UK enjoy a drink and see it as part of their social life. So a cancer charity said on Monday that if people in the UK who regularly drank a large glass of wine a day were to switch to a lower alcohol alternative they could reduce their risk of bowel cancer by seven per cent.

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Difference Between Recuperation and Recovery of Cancer

So many people think recuperation and recovery are not different. In fact, that view is wrong. In today’s Cases column in Science Times, Dana Jennings writes about the difference between recuperating from an illness and the full recovery that often eludes people with cancer.

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Ankle joint replacement: metal alloys and lightweight plastic

This year, 4,400 patients are expected to undergo surgery to replace arthritic or injured ankles with artificial joints made of metal alloys and lightweight plastic, according to industry estimates.

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Bone marrow cells offer hope for lung injury

Thomas Waddell and colleagues have identified a population of mouse bone marrow cells that can help repair of the damaged lung.

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Diabetic bone marrow nerve damage associated with diabetic vascular complications

A research team led by a Michigan State University professor has discovered a link between diabetes and bone marrow nerve damage. This novel finding shows that bone marrow nerve damage represents a new therapeutic target for treatment of all diabetic vascular complications, such as retinopathy.

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Hair loss treatments are mostly ineffective

Hereditary hair loss and thinning hair are common concerns in women, but many popular treatments don’t do any good. Americans spent an estimated $176 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent.

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Platelet injection therapy can be ineffective

The first rigorous study asking whether the platelet injections actually work finds they are no more effective than saltwater.

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