Certain Jobs Associated With Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Certain occupations lead to a higher risk of breast cancer than others, specifically ones that bring the worker in contact with possible carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. This previously ignored topic has been addressed in new research in the journal Environmental Health...
Muscle Paralysis In Dreaming Sleep, Mechanism Identified
Scientists have discovered what goes on when the brain mediates in inhibiting the critical breathing muscles during REM (rapid eye movement) when a person is sleeping, a report published in the Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine revealed. The authors, from the University of Toronto, Canada, explained that during REM sleep, there is a profound inhibition of muscle activity...
Nanoparticles Stop Multiple Sclerosis In Mice
A breakthrough new experimental treatment that uses nanoparticles covered with proteins to trick the immune system, managed to stop it attacking myelin and halt disease progression in mice with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers say the approach may also be applicable to other auto-immune diseases such as asthma and type 1 diabetes...