News tagged with human body

Should short boys take growth hormone?

(HealthDay)—Parents often worry when their child, especially a son, is much shorter than average. But as long as there is no medical cause, parents can rest easy, experts say.

Mar 27, 2013
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Researchers successfully map fountain of youth

In collaboration with an international research team, University of Copenhagen researchers have for the first time mapped telomerase, an enzyme which has a kind of rejuvenating effect on normal cell ageing. The findings have ...

Mar 27, 2013
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British team perform new 'warm' liver transplants

British surgeons said Friday they have performed successful liver transplants on two patients using a revolutionary technique which keeps the organ warm and functioning while outside the body.

Mar 15, 2013
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French panel against 'sex assistants' for disabled

An ethics panel in France on Tuesday opposed the use of so-called sexual assistants for the disabled, an issue sparked by a true-to-life film recounting the experiences of a handicapped man.

Mar 12, 2013
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New research into optimising our levels of vitamin C

(Medical Xpress)—A daily vitamin C intake equivalent to eating two kiwifruit a day is required to ensure our muscles maintain optimal levels, researchers from the University of Otago, Christchurch have found.

Mar 04, 2013
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Poor kids' heaviness linked to less access to yards, parks

(Medical Xpress)—Low-income children may be overweight in part because they have less access to open green space where they can play and exercise, reports a Cornell study of obesity in Europe published in Social Science an ...

Feb 21, 2013
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