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Researchers suggest blueberries could be used to fight Alzheimer's

Blueberries are a popular fruit, easily added to cereals, salads and desserts or eaten as a sweet treat in their own right. They are also known by some as a "superfood," containing a wide variety of nutrients that offer protection against conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Now, researchers believe that they may have a part to play in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

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Omega-3s could lower breast cancer risk in obese women, study suggests

A new study has suggested that obese women could experience a reduction in the risk of breast cancer through the administration of omega-3 fatty acids.

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WHO: 'Zika virus is a global Public Health Emergency'

After a meeting on Monday, the World Health Organization have declared that the current Zika virus outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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Flavored e-cigarettes may contain chemicals linked to respiratory disease

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have discovered that many flavored electronic cigarettes and liquids may contain chemicals associated with a dangerous respiratory condition.

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Nonfamilial breast cancer risk could be predicted by genetic alterations

Researchers have identified a number of genetic alterations in breast cells that could signify an increased risk of sporadic breast cancer. These alterations could help clinicians make earlier breast cancer diagnoses in the future.

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Disguising drugs as platelets could make them more effective against cancer

Researchers have a developed a new technique that they hope will make anticancer drugs remain in the body for longer and target a range of different cancer cells: coating the drugs in the membranes of platelets, the cells in the blood that bind together to prevent bleeding.

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Study finds drug improves survival for patients with non-small cell lung cancer

People who develop a common form of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer experience a dearth of treatment options when the cancer has advanced and chemotherapy has failed. However, a new trial has found that a drug called nivolumab can improve survival in these patients.

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New drug combo could help older adults with clinical depression

A new clinical trial has demonstrated that combining an antidepressant with an antipsychotic drug could improve clinical depression in older adults who do not respond to regular treatment.

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Blood pressure medication before bed could lower risk of diabetes

It may sound simple, but something as basic as taking your blood pressure medication before bed rather than in the morning could be enough to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes significantly, according to new research.

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Obesity in the US highest in Midwestern and Southern states

A new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has revealed that the highest rates of obesity in the US are concentrated in two regions, with 23 of the 25 states with the highest rates located in the South and Midwest.
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