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Orthokine Therapy & Kobe Bryant’s Knee

Christmas this year was a calling to thousands of NBA fans that, yes, there is going to be a season.  During the Lakers vs. Bulls games the commentator began discussing Kobe’s knee treatment.  The procedure involved centrifuging the patients blood and using the serum as an anti-inflammatory drug.  Tracy McGrady reportedly recommended the therapy to [...]

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HIV Vaccines Possible Now?

AIDS vaccines might be possible as British scientists in a recent study were able to recreate a camouflage mechanism that HIV uses in order to conceal itself from the body’s immune system.  The researchers should be able to use the virus’s strength and turn it into its weakness which might allow them to formulate the [...]

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Genes manipulation may prevent age-related diseases

A new experiment showed that removing certain genes in mice could imitate the effects and benefits of low-calorie diets such as extended lives and prevention of diseases. Scientists said that a drug, which may have similar effect on genes, could help people live longer and healthier lives. British researchers discovered that removal of a gene [...]

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Chocolate reduces risks of Cardiac Death?

For all the chocolate lovers out there, you might be able to support your consumption of chocolate using health related reasons.  A study performed by Sweden researchers discovered that people who eat chocolate have an increased survival rate after acquiring a heart attack. The study include 1,169 subjects both nondiabetic men and women who had [...]

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Teachers get ‘High’ Unknowingly

When a group of preschool teachers in Los Angeles began to feel giddiness, mood changes, and an intense surge of hunger after eating freshly baked brownies health investigators knew it wasn’t a case of food poisoning.  All this happened when one of the teachers bought homemade brownies from what she believed to be a ‘church’ [...]

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Dirty Showerheads & Bacteria

Who knew that your shower could be covering you with a dose of bacteria? Ironically, a new study shows that many showerheads are dirty and might be covering you up with bacteria, which can cause sickness. A research of fifty showerheads from nine different U.S. cities showed that about 15 showerheads or 30 percent of [...]

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STD’s may lead to Prostate Cancer

A recent study shows that men might be more vulnerable to prostate cancer if they have been infected by a sexually transmitted disease. Those who have acquired trichomoniasis, an STD caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, were slightly more likely to develop prostate cancer, compared to those who were not affected by this STD.  However, more importantly, [...]

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New Variants Associated with Alzheimer’s Discovered

A new study may lead to a better understanding of the Alzheimer’s diseases, especially its biology. Teams of European scientists may have discovered new genetic variants associated with the Alzheimer’s disease, which explain about 20 percent of the risks behind acquiring the disease. These genetic variants were discovered by Julie Williams of Cardiff University in [...]

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Biological Advantage in H1N1 Virus over Seasonal Flu

While the symptoms, side-effects, and, even the medication used for both the H1N1 Influenza Virus and seasonal flu are typically the same, a new study conducted on ferrets suggests that the 2009 novel H1N1 virus may have an biological advantage over the seasonal influenza flu.  Aside from the fact that humans are not naturally immune [...]

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Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Researchers at Stony Brook University might have discovered a painless treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture.  Dupuytren’s contracture is a disfiguring disorder, which twists the hands, making even the simplest movements impossible.  This disorder could be treated with an injectable drug that was just recently developed. The disorder occurs because the connective tissue under the palm tightens [...]

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