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September 13th, 2017 A scientific study has found that doping is far more common in professional sport than the rates suggested by blood and urine tests of the athletes. The study found that at least 30% of athletes in the 2011 International Association of Athletics...

September 13th, 2017 People of African descent may mistakenly get the all-clear from a widely used type 2 diabetes test called HbA1c, according to an international study. The findings have important implications as they suggest that using this test as the sole means to...

August 16th, 2017 Moderate alcohol consumption over three-to-four days a week is associated with a markedly reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women, according to data from the Danish Health Examination Survey (DAHNES). Meanwhile, a separate University of...

August 16th, 2017 A universal hepatitis B vaccination programme introduced for all newborn Alaskan children in the 1980s has wiped out hepatitis B (HBV) infection and liver cancer cases associated with the infection. So, too, has a hepatitis A (HAV) vaccination...

August 16th, 2017 13A study of the brains of 202 former American football players found that 87% showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. The Boston University study found that 110 of...

August 9th, 2017 US specialists report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a two-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli treated with normo-baric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), starting 55 days after the...
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