Abiraterone could halve risk of prostate cancer death for some patients

Adding abiraterone to the standard treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer, where the cancer has a high chance of spreading, could halve the risk of death from the disease. The researchers suggest that hormone therapy using abiraterone with prednisolone, could significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths and improve outcomes for thousands of people every year. Using […]

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Teens not getting enough sleep may consume 4.5 extra pounds of sugar during a school year

Sleep is vital for all people but is particularly important for teenagers as their bodies undergo significant development during their formative years. Unfortunately, most teens aren’t getting enough sleep. Data from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that 73% of high school students are getting less than the recommended eight to ten hours of sleep […]

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Running out of ideas? Dozing off could be the secret to unlocking your creativity

At the fringe between wakefulness and sleep, there is a grey zone where our consciousness fluctuates, our responsiveness decreases and our awareness of the real world starts to dissolve, giving way to spontaneous sensations close to dreaming. Brief and fleeting, this sleep onset phase remains a mystery that has long intrigued artists, scientists and inventors, […]

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Gun-related spinal cord injury in childhood brings hardship later

About 13% of spinal cord injuries in U.S. children are gun-related. “Gunshot-related spinal cord injuries have serious social and economic consequences in adulthood well beyond physical disability and reducing them has not been a research priority, nor an adequately investigated public health concern,” said lead author Dr. Jessica Pruente, an assistant professor of pediatric physical […]

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