News tagged with lung

Can haskap keep the doctor away?

Researchers at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture believe what Hippocrates, the father of medicine, stated thousands of years before: "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."       ...

Jan 09, 2015
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Potential new tool to monitor radiotherapy side effects

For lung cancer that cannot be removed with surgery, radiotherapy is the primary treatment option. However, it is associated with a range of side effects, including fatigue and inflammation of the oesophagus and lungs.

Jan 07, 2015
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Scientists zero in on how lung cancer spreads

Cancer Research UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells - meaning they can break loose and spread, according to ...

Dec 24, 2014
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Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, ...

Dec 22, 2014
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The hunt for botanicals

Herbal medicine can be a double-edged sword and should be more rigorously investigated for both its beneficial and harmful effects, say researchers writing in a special supplement of Science.

Dec 19, 2014
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