Posts Tagged ‘HEALTH’

Study: A fish a day reduces liver cancer risk

Thursday, June 7, 2012 Comments off

Japanese researchers say eating one fish a day lowers the risk of developing liver cancer by a third compared to eating one fish per week. Read more…

Researchers create hair follicles from stem cells

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 18, 2012

A group of researchers have successfully created an organ that creates hair using two different types of stem cells. Stem cells have the potential to evolve into any tissue or organ. Read more…

Team: Intestinal dysfunction linked to gout

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Comments off

Japanese researchers say intestinal dysfunction is one of the causes of a disease that makes people suffer from swollen joints. Gout is usually linked to high levels of uric acid in the blood. Read more…

Japan -Thyroid screenings detect relatively high exposure

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Comments off

Experts have detected radioactive iodine in the thyroid glands of 80 percent of the people who used to live near the Fukushima nuclear plant. Five of them had dosages of more than 50 millisieverts. Read more…

Japan – Researchers identify genes causing lung cancer

Monday, February 13, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 13, 2012

Japanese researchers say they have identified genes that cause a type of lung cancer.

Researchers at Jichi Medical University and the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research focused on some healthy genes that cause lung adenocarcinoma by mutating with other genes. Read more…

Fighting Fat:US revises school lunch guidelines

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 26, 2012

US schoolchildren are to see healthier foods on their lunch plates under new guidelines designed to address obesity among children. Read more…

Embryonic stem cells help the blind to see

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Comments off

US scientists say they have helped improve vision in 2 legally blind women by injecting embryonic stem cells into their eyes. Read more…

Turkey’s first full face transplant carried out

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Comments off

According to the CNN, surgeons in Turkey have successfully carried out their country’s first full face transplant.

The recipient was a 19-year-old boy who had received severe burns in a fire, and the donor, a middle-aged man who had died in a rail accident. Read more…

Internet addiction changes brain like alcohol: scientists

Thursday, January 12, 2012 Comments off

Internet addiction causes changes in the brain similar to the ones caused by alcohol and drugs such as cocaine, says a study by Chinese scientists. Read more…

Japan:Record transplants in Japan from brain-dead donors

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Comments off

Doctors in Japan made a record number of organ transplants in 2011 involving brain-dead donors. It followed a legal revision that allowed the operations to go ahead without a donor’s written consent. Read more…