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Cancer drug: New treatment halts tumour growth

A drug that could stop cancer cells repairing themselves has shown early signs of working. More than half of the 40 patients given berzosertib had the growth of their tumours halted.

Source: BBC News

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Excretion of sugar into stool'? New action of anti-diabetic drug discovered

A research team has discovered that metformin, the most widely prescribed anti-diabetic drug, causes sugar to be excreted in the stool. Taking advantage of the new bio-imaging apparatus PET-MRI, they revealed that metformin promotes the excretion of blood sugar from the large intestine into the stool. This is a completely new discovery that was not previously anticipated.

Source: Science Daily

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Physical Therapy for Femoroacetabular Impingement

Physical therapy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) involves improving hip range of motion (ROM) and strength, decreasing pain, and improving overall functional mobility. If you have FAI, your physical therapist can guide you in the correct rehab program to help you return to your normal activities.

Source: Verywell Health

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Physical Therapy Exercises After Knee Microfracture Surgery

If you have had microfracture surgery on your knee, you may benefit from physical therapy to help you fully recover. The foundation of your rehab after knee microfracture surgery should be exercise. Active and passive exercise can ensure the muscles that support your knee (and entire lower extremity) are working properly. That way you can quickly return to your previous level of function.

Source: Verywell Health

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An Overview of Physical Therapy Exercises

If you have been referred to physical therapy after an injury or an illness, then you may have questions about what will happen. Most people visit a physical therapist because they are experiencing pain or difficulty with normal functional mobility. Your physical therapist may prescribe treatments and exercises to help you move better and feel better. One of the best ways to improve your overall mobility is with physical therapy exercises.

Source: Verywell Health

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Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes

Evidence from tissue studies and some people with COVID-19 shows that the virus damages insulin-producing cells.

Source: nature

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Not smoking and being socially active keys to longevity

Researchers have discovered some of the secrets to longevity with new research revealing not smoking and being social engaged throughout older age are common traits of New Zealand centenarians.

Source: Science Daily

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Repeated head impacts associated with later-life depression symptoms, worse cognitive function

In the largest study of its kind, an association has been found in living patients exposed to repetitive head impacts and difficulties with cognitive functioning and depression years or decades later.

Source: Science Daily

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Why throat cancers are on the rise, and why it matters to you

Who among us hasn't had a sore throat, a hoarse voice or a lump in the neck? Usually these are minor problems that go away on their own or after a course of antibiotics—but if they don't, check in with your doctor.

Source: Medical Xpress

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New ultrasound treatment kills off cancer cells

Most cancer treatments involve surgery, chemical poisons or toxic radiation. Because they tend to take out healthy cells along with cancerous ones, these treatments can leave patients tired, hurting and more. So researchers are looking for new approaches that spare the healthy cells. One new idea would destroy cancer cells with ultrasound energy.

Source: Science News for Students

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