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Elephants provide big clue in fight against cancer

Carlo Maley spends his time pondering pachyderms—and cactuses and whales, and a wide array of non-human species—all in pursuit of the answer to this question: Why do some life forms get cancer while others do not?

23 hours ago
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California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations

A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California's medical marijuana industry nearly 20 years after the state led the nation in legalizing pot for medical use won Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, his office ...

4 hours ago
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Nurses could help cut smoking rates in China, study finds

China has a big smoking problem. Three-hundred-fifty million Chinese people smoke and 1 million deaths a year in China are attributed to smoking-related illnesses. By 2020, that's expected to double to 2 million Chinese people ...

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A practical intervention to reduce salt intake in Perú

High salt intake is associated with high blood pressure, which left untreated increases the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Despite these harmful effects on health, many populations consume twice the WHO-recommended salt ...

19 hours ago
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Kidney failing? Grow a new one

Kidneys are not romanticised like the heart, or held on high like the brain. But these fist-sized organs are integral to our ability to filter waste and excess fluid from our bodies.

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Doctors offer fall clean-up safety advice

(HealthDay)—Fall clean-up often means it's time to drag out your ladder and rake. But what may seem like an easy task can lead to serious injury if you don't take proper precautions.

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Runner's high linked to cannabinoid receptors in mice

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from several institutions in Germany has found a link between cannabinoid receptors in mice and what is commonly known as "runner's high." In their paper published in Proceedings of ...

Researchers build a digital piece of brain

If you want to learn how something works, one strategy is to take it apart and put it back together again. For 10 years, a global initiative called the Blue Brain Project—hosted at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne ...

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Compound doubles up on cancer detection

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