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Less prep needed for colonoscopy

Researchers may have found a better way to prep patients for colonoscopy procedures so they no longer need to drink a gallon of prescribed fluids prior to the procedure.

Anti-inflammatory properties of tart cherries

Using a "whole food" approach, researchers found that a cherry-enriched diet not only reduced overall body inflammation, but also reduced inflammation at key sites known to affect heart disease risk.

New bowel cancer screening

A five-minute screening test could cut the risk of developing bowel cancer by a third and save thousands of lives from what is the UK's second biggest cancer killer.

Cancer screening method should be changed

Cervical cancer screening intervals could be extended to five years for women aged 30 and over if the primary screening method was human papillomavirus testing.

Seeing disease may trigger immune response

Just seeing someone who looks sick is enough to make your immune system work harder, according to a new study in which volunteers looked at pictures of sick people.

Alzheimer's memory problems originate with protein clumps

Using a new mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found that Alzheimer's pathology originates in Amyloid-Beta oligomers in the brain, rather amyloid plaques.

Potential treatment for bone death

Researchers have found a potential new treatment for osteonecrosis, or the death of bone tissue, in people who are treated with steroids for several common medical conditions.

Beating back food craving

Psychological acupuncture has been shown to be successful in reducing food cravings for up to six months in people who are overweight or obese.

Targeting a waterborne foe

Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of diarrhoea and malnutrition and the most common source of infection in immune-weakened people such as AIDS patients.

Cognition affected by urban pollution

Researchers report that children exposed to high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Krakow had a significant reduction in scores...

Supplements may reduce breast cancer risk

Vitamins and calcium supplements appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Calcium supplements are acting to enhance DNA repair capacity, a complex biological process involving more than 200 proteins that, if disrupted, can lead to...

Mechanism for mate selection

Researchers have discovered a molecular switch that becomes activated in response to a potential mate's signal. Simply put, an organism knows that a potential mate is close-by and healthy enough to mate.

Brain connections for stress

Did you ever wonder how you are able to perform complex tasks - even under stress? And how do emotions and memories mould your ability to live your everyday lives? The answer is just beginning to be understood and lies in hidden circuits in...

A brain-recording device that melts into place

Scientists have developed a brain implant that essentially melts into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface. The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control seizures, and to transmit signals from the brain...

Secrets of female sexual arousal

By using a novel prototype drug, researchers have discovered more about the mechanisms underlying female sexual arousal.

Memory based on dynamic brain networks

A research project of the Neuroscience Center of the University of Helsinki sheds light on the neuronal mechanisms sustaining memory traces of visual stimuli in the human brain.

Football improves health, fitness and social abilities

Football is a pleasurable team sport that provides an all-round fitness and can be used as treatment for lifestyle-related diseases.

Stress and depression linked

Scientists have discovered the biological link between stress, anxiety and depression and shows exactly how stress and anxiety could lead to...

Possible key event in Huntington's disease

In a step towards a possible treatment for Huntington's disease, scientists have shown for the first time that the accumulation of a mutated protein may explain damaging cellular behavior in Huntington's disease.

Gold probes help diagnose disease

Tiny chemical sensors implanted into patients could help diagnose disease and track its progress, following a development by scientists.

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