News of World Medicine
More than 10 000 species of germs live in and on people
“When I get up from the chair 10 times more bacterial cells than human ones stand up with me” says Dr Bruce Birren, who participates in creating one of the most accurate maps of microbes that live in and on us.
Tea is the best drink for men
If a man usually consumes tea, a propensity for one of the most dangerous and killing diseases of stronger sex is guaranteed be twice reduced.
The number of cancer survivors is growing
The number of Americans with a history of cancer currently stands at 13.7 million. It is predicted that by 2022 this figure will have risen up to 18 million. The number of cancer survivors is growing.
What can threaten swimming in the ponds?
What a pleasure it is to swim in cool water and hide from the heat in a hot summer day. But people often forget about safety measures and swim in inappropriate places.
Sunny vitamin D may save us from stroke
Nuts and fat fish, rich in vitamin D, as well as walks under the sun reduce the risk of apoplexy by more than 1/5.
Herpes may cause blindness
Recently, the researchers from Immunology Centre, University of Georgia State have determined that one of herpes types may cause the disease, known as neovascular senile macular degeneration (SMD), in its turn capable of causing blindness among elderly people.
Infectious diseases make a person more stupid
During the last research, the scientists determined that diseases influence negatively human intelligence.
A unique anticancer drug is created
The researchers of Cancer Center, University of Hawaii (the USA) have produced a new type of anticancer drug BP-1-102. The oral drug attacks a key protein, which starts the process of development of many types of oncological diseases, including lung, breast and skin cancer.
A teenager made cancer diagnosis ten times cheaper
A teenager from the USA developed the method of pancreatic cancer diagnosis at early stages of the development of neoplastic process. 15 year old Jack Andrak became the winner of the competition of scientific achievements among schoolchildren Intel ISEF.
A simple test may predict the risk of a stroke
A simple test may predict the risk of a fatal stroke among elderly men. The test is based on drawing the lines, connecting the figures in a descending order in as short as possible time.