CT scan may increase brain tumor risk

Washington DC, [USA] July 19

: A new study shows that CT Scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors.
The use of computed tomography (CT) scans has dramatically increased over the last two decades.
While CT scans have greatly improved diagnostic capabilities, they also deliver…

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Genetic change in gut bacteria alters host metabolism

Washington D.C. [USA], July 18 : A new study revealed that deleting a single gene in a particular strain of gut bacteria causes changes in metabolism and reduces weight.
The study focuses on how the microbiome, a bacteria that lives in our body, affects our metabolism.
The microbiome influences the…

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Childhood infections may affect school performance

Washington D.C. [USA], July 17 : Turns out, severe infections that have led to hospitalisation during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence.
According to a new research conducted at Wolters Kluwer Health, higher numbers of hospitalizations for infections are associated with a reduced probability of completing ninth…

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Tree shrews violate mammal rules!

Washington D.C. [USA], July 16 : Tree shrews, a species closely related to primates, seems to violate the mammal rules as they tolerate spices unlike other members of their species.
Spicy foods elicit a pungent or hot and painful sensation that repels most mammals.
The researchers at Chinese Academy of…

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Routinely screening can prevent opioid use

Washington D.C. [USA], July 16 : A new study suggests that routine screening and proper treatment for patients can prevent the opioid abuse.
Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University outlined the use of opioids and its treatment.
“Treatment can save lives,” said Todd Korthuis, author of the study. “The…

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