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Friday 18 August, 2017

App to offer real-time sun protection advice


If your job requires you to stay outdoors for long, having this app on your smartphone that provides personalised, real-time advice may improve your sun protection behaviour, says a study. The Solar Cell app provides sun-protection advice based on UV (ultraviolet) Index forecasts and personal information from the users. It also alerts users to apply More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Talk to nurse to ease pain, anxiety during surgery

Simple distraction techniques, such as talking to a nurse, watching a DVD or using stress balls, can help patients to relax during varicose vein surgery and reduce their pain  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Craigslist hookups behind rise in HIV: Study

Entry of the popular website Craigslist in a community is linked to 16 percent increase in HIV in that area  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Obama details initiative to cure cancer, diabetes

US President Barack Obama Friday unveiled the details of a bold new research effort, which brought doctors “closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes”.  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

HIV may stay hidden in ‘quiet’ immune cells

In what could lead to a cure for HIV, researchers have found that the human immunodeficiency virus may stay hidden for years in certain “quiet” immune cells.  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Scientists show mature B cells can survive without the tyrosine kinase Syk.

B lymphocytes are an integral part of our adaptive immune system and their development and function is tightly regulated by several signaling pathways.  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Make more friends to shed those extra kilos

Online dieters who log in regularly lose more than eight percent of their body weight in six months, a new study shows adding that the less users interacted in the community, the less weight they lost.  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Scientists develop potential cure for peanut allergies

Australian scientists believe they have developed a possible cure for people with severe peanut allergies. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne have invented a particular More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Daily drinking ups risk of alcoholic cirrhosis

Investigators have now established that alcohol drinking pattern has a significant influence on the risk of cirrhosis of the liver and that daily drinking increases that risk  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Morphine after childhood surgery may be life threatening

Treating post-operative pain with morphine can cause life threatening respiratory problems in some children who have had their tonsils removed  More...