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Second cancers deadlier in young patients

21/04/2017

Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found.
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Why green spaces are good for grey matter

11/04/2017

Walking between busy urban environments and green spaces triggers changes in levels of excitement, engagement and frustration in the brain, a study of older people has found. Researchers at the Universities of York and Edinburgh say the findings have important implications for architects, planners and health professionals as we deal with an ageing population.
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Grey hair linked with increased heart disease risk in men

10/04/2017

Grey hair has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease in men, in research presented at EuroPrevent 2017.1. "Ageing is an unavoidable coronary risk factor and is associated with dermatological signs that could signal increased risk," said Dr Irini Samuel, a cardiologist at Cairo University, Egypt.
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Researchers find a 'sleep gene'

07/04/2017

Washington State University researchers have seen how a particular gene is involved in the quality of sleep experienced by three different animals, including humans.
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Daily tea consumption protects elderly from cognitive decline

22/03/2017

Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's.
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Aquatic resistance training helps women with mild knee osteoarthritis

21/03/2017

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on walking speed are long lasting and are maintained one-year after training is ceased.
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Test could be leading to unnecessary open heart operations

02/03/2017

An approved international test to check whether people need open heart surgery could be sending twice as many people under the knife unnecessarily, at a cost of nearly £75m, research by the University of Leicester has suggested.
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How blood can be rejuvenated

01/03/2017

Our blood stem cells generate around a thousand billion new blood cells every day. But the blood stem cells’ capacity to produce blood changes as we age. This leads to older people being more susceptible to anaemia, lowered immunity and a greater risk of developing certain kinds of blood cancer.
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