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New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles

WT24 Desk Scientists are hopeful that a new type of skin patch could replace needles as a method of flu vaccination. When they tested the skin patch on mice, it elicited an appropriate immune response without side effects, MNT reports. A recent Journal of Investigative Dermatology paper gives a full account of the research. “Scientists have been studying needle free vaccine approaches ...

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New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

WT24 Desk A new blood test that looks for circulating tumor cells could significantly improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments, according to MNT. Combining the new test with prostate specific antigen (PSA) results can yield a diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer that is more than 90% accurate, according to a Journal of Urology study. This level of accuracy ...

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Schoolgirl, child die of dengue

615 new patients hospitalised in 24 hrs WT24 Desk A schoolgirl died of mosquito-borne dengue fever at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday afternoon, Agencies report. The deceased was– identified as Tarin, aged 11, daughter of Nasir Talukdar—a resident of Gosairhat upazila of Shariatpur district. She was a 5th-grader at East Masuakhali Government Primary School. According to maternal ...

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Scientists discover the structure of cancer molecule

WT24 Desk Alternative splicing is a complex but insufficiently understood process. It is crucial to the production of proteins necessary to cell health. Researchers now believe that cancer cells also use this process to their own advantage, according to MNT. Proteins are large molecules that are absolutely crucial to the health of every single cell in the human body. However, ...

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Hearing aids lower the chance of dementia, depression, and falling

WT24 Desk A new study finds that hearing devices benefit older adults in multiple ways, from physical safety to brain health, according to MNT. Almost 1 in 4 people in the United States aged 65–74 have disabling hearing loss. In people over 75, the figure is 1 in 2. Nonetheless, many people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear ...

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Does poor oral health impact brain function?

WT24 Desk Perceived stress may detrimentally impact oral health which, in turn, may lead to cognitive decline among specific elderly communities, according to two new studies, according to MNT. Oral health can be a surprisingly good indicator of a person’s well-being. Not only can oral diseases reduce a person’s quality of life, but they can also increase the risk of other ...

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Calorie restriction plus exercise can make bones more fragile

WT24 Desk Calorie restriction, especially in combination with exercise, can make bones smaller and weaker, according to new research in mice, according to MNT. In contrast, exercising while on a full calorie diet can benefit bone health, say the researchers. They describe their investigation and its results in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research paper. “These findings were somewhat of ...

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Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

WT24 Desk In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Although the size of the effect is relatively small, the findings are likely to inspire further investigation, according to MNT. The National Cancer Institute predict that there will be 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States ...

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WHO urge nutrition interventions against worrying global trends

WT24 Desk Nutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and center going forward, according to MNT. The top concern of the World Health Organization (WHO) is achieving affordable and appropriate ...

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Major review asks which supplements really aid mental health

WT24 Desk Controversy surrounds the inclusion of nutritional supplements in mental health treatments, with much research proving inconclusive. A major new review now explains which supplements have shown the most promise for specific mental health conditions, according to MNT. “While there has been a long-standing interest in the use of nutrient supplements in the treatment of mental illness, the topic ...

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