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Childhood Trauma Can Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Childhood harms can lead to lung cancer. Adverse events in childhood have been linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing lung cancer in later life.

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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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International Medical Graduates Need More Support in Health Services

AMA has always been a strong supporter of the role played by IMGs in providing health services in the Australian community and wants them to continue as respected and valued members of the Australian medical workforce.

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When child gets stroke

Have you ever heard of a child’s having a stroke? When child gets a stroke, what do you do? In today’s Science Times you’ll read the surprising story of Jared, a 7-year-old boy who suffered a stroke.

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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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Childhood cancer survivors easily suffer premature menopause

Women who survive childhood cancer are more likely to go through early menopause , according to a study in the July 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Twins more likely to go through early menopause

American research finds twins are more likely to have premature menopause.

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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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