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Una pastilla que tuitea al doctor... desde dentro del cuerpo

<b>Como especie, la raza humana es desordenada.</b><p>Podemos ser inconsistentes, desorganizados, mentirosos, impredecibles y con frecuencia malos para tomar las decisiones correctas sobre lo que realmente es en nuestro mejor interés.<p>Lo que significa que ser responsables de personas en situaciones …

Ovarian cancer screening 'has potential'

<b>A new way of screening for ovarian cancer is showing "potential", according to researchers in the US.</b><p>Tumours in the ovaries are hard to detect in the earliest stages meaning it can be too late to treat them effectively by the time they are found.<p>A trial of 4,051 women, reported in the journal …

Cancer

Wales tops drug poisoning table

<b>Wales and north-west England had the highest death rates for drug misuse in 2012, according to figures for England and Wales.</b><p>Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed London had the lowest rate.<p>Overall, there were 2,597 deaths from legal and illegal substances, a slight fall from …

Human Geography

Migraine sufferers' brains 'show structural differences'

<b>There are structural differences in parts of the brain between people who have migraines and those who do not, according to a review by Danish researchers.</b><p>The analysis of 20 separate studies, in the journal Neurology, showed changes in the brain's white matter and tiny lesions could be …

Neurology

Malaria researchers propose targeting breeding sites

<b>A new report says targeting mosquito breeding sites is likely to be increasingly necessary to reduce cases of malaria in Africa and Asia.</b><p>Researchers say that with mosquitoes becoming ever more resistant to insecticides, different approaches will be needed to help control the disease.<p>They include …

Public Health

Unborn babies are hearing you, loud and clear

Expectant moms who coo and chat to their babies while they’re pregnant may be doing more than stimulating the fetus – they may be shaping their child’s brain, according to research published Monday.<p>A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reinforces what many people had …

Pregnancy

Protein clue to old-age memory loss

<b>A clue to why memory deteriorates with age has been found by US researchers.</b><p>Experiments on mice suggested low levels of a protein in the brain may be responsible for memory loss.<p>It is hoped the discovery could lead to treatments to reverse forgetfulness, but it is a big leap from the mouse to a …

The Brain

Blueberries, not fruit juice, cut type-2 diabetes risk

<b>Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.</b><p>Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit - but fruit juice did not appear to have …

Diabetes

Un escáner diagnostica el cáncer de mama con una dosis de radiación 25 veces menor

Una nueva técnica de detección temprana del cáncer de mama ha obtenido imágenes del pecho utilizando 25 veces menos dosis radiación que las …

Coffee Could Keep Prostate Cancer From Coming Back, Progressing: Study

A regular coffee habit could stave off the recurrence of prostate cancer for men, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that drinking four or more cups of coffee a day is linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer recurrence, as well as …

Científicos europeos crean estructura de células similar al cerebro

<b>Investigadores de la Universidad de Bonn en Alemania y el Instituto de Biotecnología Molecular de Viena desarrollaron en el laboratorio pequeñas estructuras celulares, similares al cerebro humano.</b><p>A partir de células madres, los científicos crearon pequeños "cerebros" miniatura 3D -de cuatro …