Mini tumours grown in lab are breakthrough for medicine tests

Imagine if Cancer patients could forego being Guinea Pigs trying this chemo and then that chemo... Hopefully these tests will tell doctors which treatment would be most effective, and avoid putting patients through unnecessary suffering. *** Thursday 22 February 2018 By Thomas Moore, Science Correspondent - Sky News “Scientists have successfully grown mini versions of... Continue Reading →

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Alcohol may be major factor in early-onset dementia, study suggests

  French research finds heavy drinkers could be three times more likely to develop condition Sorcha Pollak - The Irish Times - 20 February 2018 “Heavy alcohol drinkers are putting themselves at greater risk of developing dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, new research states. A French nationwide study into the effects of alcohol abuse disorders in... Continue Reading →

Contraception for Teenagers

By JANE E. BRODY FEB. 19, 2018 - NY Times - Health Section “Although teenage pregnancies and birthrates in the United States have been declining steadily since 1990, the nation still leads the developed world in these challenging statistics. I say challenging because 82 percent of teen pregnancies and births are unplanned and nearly always... Continue Reading →

Why Snakes Have Two Penises and Alligators Are Always Erect. From spiky penises to an extra clitoris, reptile reproductive parts don’t lack for variety.

By Tina Deines 9 February, 2018, National Geographic "More than 10,000 reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied. From spiky penises to multiple penises—or none at all—reptiles have some of the most unusual mating gear on... Continue Reading →

Is Loneliness a Health Epidemic?

I began to fully understand the physical effects lonliness can have on a person when I began working with HIV/AIDS sufferers in 1989. Nothing has been clearer than the desperate loneliness and isolation many HIV/AIDS sufferers face every day of their lives. Yes, even in 2018. I see the same thing when I drive Cancer patients... Continue Reading →

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