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Ovarian Chemo Shield?

Scientists report that a naturally occurring hormone that plays a role in fetal development may help protect the ovaries from chemo damage. Photo credit: Magicmine/Getty Images Click for a full size image   Ovarian Chemo Shield? A hormone that plays ...

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A nation in the grip of anxiety

“We are a society at risk of becoming more fragmented, individualistic, materialistic, competitive and less compassionate.” – Hugh Mackay. Photo: Shutterstock Click for a full size image   A nation in the grip of anxiety Australia is in the grip ...

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What causes bloating?

Some 10-30% of people experience bloating. from www.shutterstock.com.au Click for a full size image   What causes bloating? “Bloating”, the feeling of a full and swollen belly, is one of the most common complaints we hear about in medical practice ...

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Flu vaccine response in older adults

  Flu vaccine response in older adults by Leigh MacMillan Older adults are more likely to suffer illness and death from the flu, and they have a blunted response to influenza vaccine. A high dose flu vaccine increases the rate ...

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Timing of chemo affects inflammation

Randy Nelson   Timing of chemo affects inflammation, mice study suggests By: Jeff Grabmeier Finding ‘sweet spot’ for drug administration could help patients The time of day that breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are given affects the amount of damaging inflammation ...

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