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British couple pays $100,000 for puppy cloning at South Korean Lab

British couple pays $100,000 for puppy cloning at South Korean Lab

Devastated by the sudden death of their dog Dylan, British couple Laura Jacques and Richard Remde decided to clone it and finally they managed to receive a clone of their dead pet.

The West Yorkshire couple’s 8-year-old Dylan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June this year. Doctors said the pet’s tumor was untreatable, and declared that it would not live only for a few months.

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Weight-Loss Surgeries Cause Vitamin D Deficiency

Weight-Loss Surgeries Cause Vitamin D Deficiency

A study was performed at Johns Hopkins University to analyze the association between weight-loss surgeries and Vitamin D deficiencies. The research was carried out on over 930,000 patients in the United States. The outcome revealed that patients from north undergoing weight-loss operations in winters are more likely to face problems as compared to patients from the south.

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Ultrasonography Can Help Diagnose Cancer in Women

Ultrasonography Can Help Diagnose Cancer in Women

Researchers, through a new study, have confirmed that ultrasonography can help diagnose cancer in women with dense breasts. The researchers said although ultrasound is comparable to mammography in detecting breast cancer, it can’t replace mammography.

The team, for the study, examined data that was collected from around 2,809 women from across the US, Canada and Argentina. All the women studied had dense breasts, and also had an additional risk factor for breast cancer.

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Typical US patient receives 20% higher radiation dose than someone getting myocardial perfusion imaging outside US

Typical US patient receives 20% higher radiation dose than someone getting myocardial perfusion imaging outside US

A latest study has suggested that the typical US patient gets more often exposed to extreme radiation during myocardial perfusion imaging as compared to patients in other countries. In the US alone, myocardial perfusion imaging, also known as a nuclear stress test, is carried out on millions of people per year to help diagnose and coronary artery disease treatment.

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Even after overdosing on opioid medications, many patients get prescriptions for powerful painkillers

Even after overdosing on opioid medications, many patients get prescriptions for powerful painkillers

A latest study has suggested that even after overdosing on opioid medications, over nine of 10 patients continued to receive prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. Some patients suffered another overdose, as a result.

Published on Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, the findings, as per the study authors were ‘highly concerning’. The report examined overdoses, and they were serious enough that some patients were sent to emergency rooms or were admitted to hospitals. The patients must not have escaped the attention of their doctors.

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Researchers Sequence Ancient Human Genome from Ireland And Reveal Interesting Information

UK Research Team Sequences Ancient Human Genome from Ireland

A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen’s University Belfast has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans. The team sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman, who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago, and those of three men from a later period, around 4,000 years ago in the Bronze Age, after the introduction of metalworking. Genome analysis helped scientists to state that mass migration of Stone Age farmers from Fertile Crescent and Bronze Age settlers from Eastern Europe was foundation of Celtic population.

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Reducing Salt Intake Increases Risk to Heart Failure Patients

Reducing Salt Intake Increases Risk to Heart Failure Patients

If you are a heart patient or at risk of heart disease, then you must be surely advised by your doctor to stop taking excess of salt. But, the new study proves that advice to be wrong claiming the decrease in the salt intake potentially increases the risk of heart failure or death or hospitalization. In the new study, researchers found 85% increased risk of death or hospitalization among patients with moderate heart failure and stuck to low-sodium diet.

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Childhood Asthma Rates Leveling Off with Rates Still High among Poor

Childhood Asthma Rates Leveling Off with Rates Still High among Poor

As per the latest statistical report released by US Health officials, rates of childhood asthma appear to have plateaued leaving poor kids aged between 10 and 17. A huge increase in childhood asthma rates have been seen from 2001 to 2009 with 10% increase in 2009. The rate slightly leveled off by about 8% in 2013. But, the good thing to note is that researchers found that trends in childhood asthma have slightly stopped increasing.

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Asthma Cases among US Children Declining after Decades-long Rise: Study

Asthma Cases among US Children Declining after Decades-long Rise: Study

A government analysis is suggesting children’s asthma rates in the United States have stopped increasing after rising for many years. The number of kids with the breathing disorder has finally started falling, it stated.

The new figures are surprising as researchers were expecting children’s asthma rates to be increasing, but they are decreasing, said Lara Akinbami, a researcher from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Here’s Insight into Reasons behind Heart Issues

Here’s Insight into Reasons behind Heart Issues

Heart Problems result in deaths of approximately 600,000 men and women per annum in the United States. There are several risk factors attached to the heart problems, including other health conditions, lifestyle, age and family history. However, three primary risk factors determined by the researchers are high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

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