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Mechanical, oral antibiotic bowel prep yields no benefit for colectomy

(HealthDay)—Mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation (MOABP) does not reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) or the overall morbidity of colon surgery versus no bowel preparation (NBP), according to a study published online Aug. 8 in The Lancet. Laura Koskenvuo, M.D., from University of Helsinki, and colleagues randomly assigned (1:1) 396 patients undergoing colon resection to […]

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Does a vegan diet really starve cancer? Experts say no

Does a vegan diet REALLY starve cancer? New study claims meat proteins feed tumors in mice – but experts say it’s not that simple for humans A new Duke University study in mice found that diets that cut out a protein in meat called methionine deprived their tumors of food and stopped growth  Similar diets […]

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First randomised trial finds no substantial difference in risk of acquiring HIV for 3 different forms of contraception

Previous research has suggested that some contraceptive methods may increase women’s susceptibility to HIV. However, all three forms of contraception trialled were safe and highly effective, supporting their continued and increased access alongside high quality HIV prevention services. A randomised trial of more than 7,800 African women found that a type of contraceptive injection (intramuscular […]

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Baby No. 3! Tiger Woods' Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren Is Pregnant

Little one on the way! Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, is pregnant with her third child. The model, 39, who shares daughter Sam, 11, and son Charlie, 10, with the athlete, 43, showed off her baby bump at Charlie’s flag football game on Friday, June 7, according to Radar Online. The former nanny paired a […]

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The woman with NO vitamin D

The woman with NO vitamin D: 58-year-old loses 20cm in height, breaks bones and endures crippling pain due to a never-before-seen mutation that prevents her absorbing the ‘sunshine supplement’ Unnamed woman endured decades of pain in her back, neck, shoulders and hips Blood sample revealed she had ‘almost undetectable levels of vitamin D’  Does not […]