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Patient With Back Problems Says Acupuncture Treatment Was 'Life-Changing'

David Childress, 41, says he has dealt with back pain his entire adult life. ...

SickKids study measures brain activity to predict outcomes for traumatic brain injury

Brain injury from trauma, cardiac arrest or stroke is the most common cause of death and acquired disability in the paediatric population. ...

Malfunction in Molecular ‘Proofreader’ Prevents Repair of UV-Induced DNA Damage

PITTSBURGH – Malfunctions in the molecular “proofreading” machinery, which repairs structural errors in DNA caused by ultraviolet (UV) light damage, help explain why people who have the disease xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) are at an extremely high risk for developing skin cancer, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). ... Full story

Virginia Tech researcher discovers key ingredient in cocoa has significant health benefits

BLACKSBURG, Va. – In a first-of-its-kind discovery, a Virginia Tech scientist conducted a long-term research study that found a specific antioxidant in cocoa can dramatically increase the body’s ability to fight many modern-day ailments such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. ... Full story

UC Davis clinical trials -- helping revolutionize hepatitis C treatment

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Jesse De La Cruz didn’t have any hepatitis C symptoms for nearly 15 years. ... Full story

Triple negative breast cancer's progression and relapse pinned to a gene

Scientists from Houston Methodist and Weill Cornell Medical College have found that a gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease, which can be particularly deadly, with few treatment options. Their research, published in the April 3 Nature (online today), suggests that targeting the gene may be a new approach to treat the disease. ... Full story

Pets and their therapeutic effects

A prestigious Veterinary journal has published a feature in which Professor Daniel Mills and Dr Sophie Hall discuss the therapeutic effects of companion animals. ... Full story

Acupuncture Holds Promise for Treating Inflammatory Disease

Rutgers-led study suggests pathways to alleviating inflammation in disorders such as sepsis, arthritis ... Full story

Ulster Research Identifies Link Between Suicidal Behaviour and Conflict

New research carried out by the University of Ulster demonstrates for the first time, a direct link between suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland and having experienced traumatic and conflict related events. ... Full story

New Therapeutic Target Discovered for Alzheimer’s Disease

Drug candidate blocks production of disease-causing neurotoxins in mouse models ... Full story

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