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While popular healthy diet mantras advise against midnight snacking, few studies have comprehensively investigated the simultaneous effects of late eating on the three main players in body weight regulation and thus obesity risk: regulation of calorie intake, the number of calories you burn, and molecular changes in fat tissue. A new study provides experimental evidence that late eating causes decreased energy expenditure, increased hunger, and changes in fat tissue that combined may increase obesity risk.
The 'game-changing' treatment uses electrical currents to destroy difficult to reach tumours. The one-hour ‘Nanoknife’ operation has been described as ‘amazingly simple and quick’ by surgeons.
The article makes it sound like this is some brand-new, trailblazing, flawless procedure out of the UK's NHS. Yet, while they've recently treated six patients, it's been being used in the U.S. for well over a year in studies at several universities and places like the Mayo Clinic and it is available to anyone, albeit as an experimental procedure and thereby usually not covered by insurance. While it has a lot of potential for use in low- and moderate-risk cancer patients, it sounds like it's not likely to be a good option for high-risk patients. Also, cancers recur in about 20% of patients that undergo the procedure.
Did you expect more from a father-son school project website that recompiles articles from other websites?article makes it sound like this is some brand-new, trailblazing, flawless procedure out of the UK's NHS.
The treatment demonstrated for the first time ever that a monoclonal antibody could prevent malaria infection within an endemic region, meaning that antibodies from white blood cells could be used to effectively prevent infection in a region that is known to have widespread malaria infection.
They are indeed ... and it makes me wonder about the level of their usefulness, evolutionary-wise. I mean, a population completely shielded from disease becomes weak with time. And a minor infection could wipe it out because it neve had the chance to strengthen its immune system.Good news.
Mosquitos are the most dangerous creatures on earth, if you go by the number of humans killed.
Evolution is not interested in usefulness, only survival.it makes me wonder about the level of their usefulness, evolutionary-wise.
The new therapy aims to increase the level of T-cells in patients’ bodies to better allow them to spot the disease. The researchers achieved this by examining patient's blood for the rare T-cells that already had receptors which could sniff out their cancer. They then turned their attention to other T-cells that could not find the cancer and redesigned them to make them adept at this task.
Based on a meta-analysis of data from 53 countries across all seven continents, an international collaboration of scientists has shown that sperm counts have continued to decline and even accelerated in some areas, suggesting a worrying downwards trajectory in both fertility and men’s overall health.
Don't keep your cell phone in your pocketI wonder if this is Nature protecting itself:
It's Global Warming!!!! The human testes reside outside the body for cooling because normal body temperature is detrimental to sperm production! Add global warming to the mix and Voila! reduced sperm count because the testes are too HOT! LOLI wonder if this is Nature protecting itself:
Good thing you didn't donate a kidney to anyone before that happened. Otherwise, there was a 50/50 chance the person who was so grateful to get a kidney would have got your cancer.I don't know what Nano-Knife is but I've had the Cyberknife treatment for prostate cancer ~10 years ago and still getting almost nil results yearly on my PSA tests now where they had climbed over 7 before. 4 gold target beads inserted into my prostate. MRI and CAT scans programmed into the robotic control computer and operational results fed into a robotic arm with a gamma beam knife. Form fitted to a bed to be placed on the robotic arm table to insure proper and repeatable positioning. Then only 5 30-minute sessions of very precise tight beam gamma radiation by the robotic arm. The only side-effect was some nerve damage causing discomfort urinating which I've come to ignore. Compared to what guys with untreatable prostate cancer, surgery, or nuclear bombardment go through the side effects are nothing. Was a fairly new procedure when I had it done but very pleased with the results so far. Only downside was that they missed seeing the cancer in my left kidney in the MRIs and CAT scans which was visible but I guess the Oncologist was more interested in my prostate and didn't see the big picture. Luckily it was caught on an abdominal ultrasound a few years later before it metastasized although it did require removing my kidney.
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