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Aspirin has long been prescribed to prevent heart attacks. Now experts say it shouldn't.

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2021
by Alex Muller

The side effects are not worth the potential benefits, especially for older adults.

Book summary and review of "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer"

Posted in Reviews, Science on 20th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

A brief Outline and Book review: We are now at the beginning of what looks to be a transformative and transitional era in cancer care, with the advent of a fifth method that could someday replace all the others: cancer immunotherapy.

Anti-aging drugs preserve spinal discs to target age-related back pain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

The findings show that if given early, senolytic drugs can actually slow disc degeneration. This is a novel preventive approach.

Massive study confirms vaccination reduces risk of long COVID

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

'In terms of the burden of long COVID, it's good news that our research has found that having a double vaccination significantly reduces the risk of both catching the virus and if you do, developing long-standing symptoms,'

Radiation could restrict crewed Mars missions to less than four years

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

An international team of scientists has calculated that a crewed mission to Mars should only last a maximum of four years if the astronauts' health isn't to be endangered by prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation.