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  • The number of infections has fallen by 50% in the continent
  • Oxford Study: Compared to the number of cases anticipated in 2000, "more than 663 million malaria infections were prevented"
  • 68 %of the reduction was thanks to the distribution of insecticide-treated insect nets; 1B have been distributed since 2000
  • Test took 7 years to develop; "uses a process called RNA-profiling and looks at 150 genes"
  • Unlike chronological age, biological age "looks at how your body is developing or breaking down compared to the average"
  • Will "help identify the people most at risk of age-related diseases, such as dementia"
  • Researchers in Canada find evidence that "meditation and yoga can actually alter the cellular activity of cancer survivors."
  • The telomeres of cancer survivors in the meditation group stayed the same length."
  • "The telomeres of cancer survivors who didn’t participate in these groups shortened during the three-month study."
  • Researchers "have taken a drug developed in Sweden to fight ovarian cancer, and applied it to oesophageal cancer."
  • "Testing showed the treatment stopped the growth of tumours and increased the impact of chemotherapy."
  • "Clinical trials could begin as early as next year."
  • "New study following 657 people who took the HIV prevention drug Truvada for 2.5 years."
  • "100 percent of them remain HIV-free - even those in high-risk environments."
  • "The pill, which has to be taken every day without fail, has been on the market in the US since 2012."
  • The study of acupuncture during surgery is a “relatively new area of research.”
  • Acupuncture is “feasible, well tolerated, and results in improved pain and earlier return of diet postoperatively.”
  • Acupuncture patients “experienced significantly less pain at various postoperative time points as compared to the control cohort."
  • "Ingredients in the leaves of a European chestnut tree have the power to disarm dangerous staph bacteria without boosting its drug resistance."
  • "The extract, rich in ursene and oleanene derivatives, blocks Staphlococcus aureus virulence and pathogenesis."
  • "The discovery holds potential for new ways to both treat and prevent" MRSA infections.
  • For younger woman who struggle with generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
  • "Prior To Addyi's Approval, there were no FDA-approved treatments for sexual disorders in men or women."
  • Women taking Addyi report about 4.4 satisfying sexual encounters per month compared to 2.7 before taking it.
  • "Using your phone for just 20 minutes a day for five years increases the risk of one type of brain tumor threefold."
  • "An hour a day for four years upped the risk of some tumors three to five times."
  • Yakymenko’s meta-study shows that radiofrequency from your phone can damage DNA.
  • 50 different chemicals found to contribute to cancer at low doses.
  • These chemicals might not lead to cancer independently.
  • Begins new frontier for cancer research, focusing on combinations rather than single chemicals
  • It's the 6th most common form of cancer; prognosis hasn't changed in 50 years
  • Researchers identified the signals that drive aggressive cancer cell growth, so they now can attack those cells with drugs being used to treat other cancers
  • This changes treatment so that personalized therapy can be offered for individual patients; clinical trials will be in 2-3 years
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