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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Health News: Surgical research stops suffering for millions ♦ Blood, teeth samples accurately predict a criminal's age ♦ Dermatologists share tips to stop nail biting

Dermatologists share tips to stop nail biting Breaking a nail is one thing. Breaking a nail-biting habit is another, say dermatologists. Nail biting typically begins in childhood and can continue through adulthood, and the side effects can be more than cosmetic.
Blood, teeth samples accurately predict a criminal's age Forensic biomedical scientists have developed a test to predict individual's' age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. This test may be particularly useful for the police, as it can help track down criminals or identify human remains.
Continued smoking after MS diagnosis associated with accelerated disease progression Continued smoking after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to be associated with accelerated disease progression compared with those patients who quit smoking
Study finds high prevalence of diabetes, pre-diabetes in U.S. In 2011-2012, the estimated prevalence of diabetes among U.S. adults was 12 percent to 14 percent and the prevalence of prediabetes was 37 percent to 38 percent, indicating that about half of the U.S. adult population has either diabetes or prediabetes, according to a study. Though data from recent years suggests that the increasing prevalence of diabetes may be leveling off.

Surgical research stops suffering for millions of impoverished citizens Mosquito mesh cannot just prevent malaria, but can also be used to reduce the suffering caused by groin hernia. A surgical operation using mosquito mesh to repair the hernia can give millions of people a chance at a better life.

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