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Can Knee Cartilage Be Regrown?

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Stanford Magazine   STANFORD WILL SHINE ANOTHER SPOTLIGHT on the curative potential of stem-cell technology this year with an innovative approach to treating damaged cartilage and osteoarthritis. Already enthused by results from the lead-up work, Jason Dragoo, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, is preparing to launch a human trial for …

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Differences in Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis and Cancer-Specific Survival by Race and Ethnicity in the United States

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork   ABSTRACT ABSTRACT | INTRODUCTION | METHODS | RESULTS | DISCUSSION |CONCLUSIONS | ARTICLE INFORMATION | REFERENCES Importance  Women with early-stage breast cancers are expected to have excellent survival rates. It is important to identify factors that predict diagnosis of early-stage breast cancers. Objective  To determine the proportion of breast …

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Want rice with HALF the calories? Cook it with coconut oil and refrigerate it overnight before eating

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Scientists say cooking the rice this way can cut the calories by up to 60% The method increases the amount of resistant starch (RS) in the rice RS is indigestible to the human body and so is not turned into sugar or fat However, doctors have warned reheating rice can …

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Gut Bacteria Combined With Poor Diet May Promote Childhood Malnutrition

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA April 21, 2015, Vol 313, No. 15 M. J. Friedrich A recent study reported that bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of undernourished infants from Malawi promote development of kwashiorkor, shedding light on how gut microbes interact with diet and the immune system to contribute to severe childhood malnutrition (Kau …

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Why the “No-Brainer” HPV Vaccine Is Being Ignored

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA Rodney Willoughby, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Medical College of Wisconsin, can’t help thinking about the future—a future in which thousands of men and women develop precancerous or cancerous lesions that could have been prevented had they been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) as 11- …

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Folate Supplements for Stroke Prevention

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA Targeted Trial Trumps the Rest Editorial | April 7, 2015 The effect of folate supplementation on cardiovascular disease has been studied in many observational studies and randomized trials and has been a topic of debate for a number of years. In this issue of JAMA, Huo and colleagues1 provide results …

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Toward Primary Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA April 21, 2015, Vol 313, No. 15 > The incidence of type 1 diabetes has been progressively increasing during the past several decades, particularly among children younger than 5 years.1 At the same time, there has been substantial progress in understanding the pathogenesis of the disease and identifying those …

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Electronics for the Human Body

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE The human body is soft, curvilinear, and continuously evolving; modern electronic devices are rigid, planar, and physically static. Recent research has yielded a complete set of advanced materials, manufacturing approaches, and design layouts that eliminates this profound mismatch in properties. The resulting …

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New Diagnostic Device May Help End Africa’s Struggle With Malaria

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork For over two decades, the quest to develop a working malaria vaccine has proven largely fruitless. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 3.2 billion people worldwide are at risk of being diagnosed with malaria. Every year, nearly 198 million cases are identified. WHO says a significant number of the almost 200 million …

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Echinacea for Preventing and Treating the Common Cold

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis | February 10, 2015 ABSTRACT ABSTRACT | SUMMARY OF FINDINGS | DISCUSSION | ARTICLE INFORMATION | REFERENCES Clinical Question  Are Echinacea products associated with a reduced incidence and a shorter duration of common colds compared with placebo? Bottom Line  Individual prophylaxis trials show no association with …

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