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Watch immune cells 'glue' broken blood vessels back together
As we age, tiny blood vessels in the brain stiffen and sometimes rupture, causing "microbleeds." This damage has been associated with neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline, but whether the brain can naturally repair itself beyond growing new blood-vessel tissue has been unknown. A zebrafish study published on May 3 in Immunity describes for the first time how white blood cells called macrophages can grab the broken ends of a blood vessel and stick them back together.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:40:21 GMT

Scientists double number of known genetic risk factors for endometrial cancer
An international collaboration of researchers has identified five new gene regions that increase a woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer, one of the most common cancers to affect women, taking the number of known gene regions associated with the disease to nine.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:40:21 GMT

Research suggests the conscious experience of choice may be constructed after we act
Sometimes, decisions we believe we make consciously, such as clicking on a link on a webpage or reaching for a cup of coffee, have already been made — a trick of the mind that may happen more than we think, new research by Yale University psychologists suggest.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:40:21 GMT

Extended rest between weight-lifting sets could help muscle growth
Researchers have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:36 GMT

Scientists double number of known genetic risk factors for endometrial cancer
Researchers have identified five new gene regions that increase a woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer, one of the most common cancers to affect women, taking the number of known gene regions associated with the disease to nine.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:36 GMT

Kids' eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes
New research shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from 'discretionary' or junk foods.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:36 GMT

Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers
Title: Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers
Category: Health News
Created: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:37 GMT

E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools
Title: E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools
Category: Health News
Created: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:37 GMT

Zika Virus Was in Haiti Long Before Brazil Outbreak: Study
Title: Zika Virus Was in Haiti Long Before Brazil Outbreak: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:37 GMT

How to make cut flowers last longer (video)
(American Chemical Society) After April showers, we get May flowers -- just in time for Mother's Day. Sadly, after a few days, that wonderful bouquet may start wilting. Thankfully, Reactions has picked out the best science-backed tips to maximize the freshness of your cut flowers. Be sure to check out this video before you buy your bouquet: https://youtu.be/ZYifkcmIb-4.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:37 GMT

One in four patients with COPD suffer from depression
(American College of Chest Physicians) Two studies published in the April issue of the journal CHEST found one in four patients with COPD suffer from depressive symptoms, and if not treated, those symptoms can have a negative effect on their overall health and treatment effectiveness.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:37 GMT

Experts propose strategy to save mammals on the brink of extinction
(Wiley) With only three living individuals left on this planet, the northern white rhinoceros could be considered doomed for extinction. But now researchers have proposed a road map for preserving such endangered species through techniques that use stem cells and assisted reproduction technology.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 03 May 2016 17:27:37 GMT

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