Non-alcoholic energy drinks may pose ‘high’ health risks

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Highly-caffeinated energy drinks — even those containing no alcohol — may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health, say researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and Wake Fo…

What to do if you are bitten by a snake

Rosemont, Ill. — Should you be the victim of a snakebite, the best thing you can do is get to a hospital as quickly as possible, according to a new review article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Current me…

Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults

Winston-Salem, N.C. — Researchers for the first time have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults — a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia.
The research f…

Scientists Develop Colony of Mice That Fight Off Virulent Cancer

Scientists at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University have developed a colony of mice that successfully fight off virulent transplanted cancers. “The mice are healthy, cancer-free and have a normal life span,” the 10-member team reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online edition to be published the week of April 28. The transplantation of the cancer cells in these special mice provokes a massive infiltration of white blood cells that destroy the cancer, said Zheng Cui, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the lead scientist.

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