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Body
Signs that illuminate cancer within the body
1 December 2020 8:00
Adeline Marcos

Diagnostic imaging equipment has improved the resolution of its results and reduced the radiation patients receive, but the main advance has been in contrast agents. Using dye- or nano-antibody-‘decorated’ nanoparticles that circulate in the blood vessels, the scientific community is working to detect cancer and metastasis early and see if the treatment works.

The late consequences of treatment
The long shadow of childhood cancer
17 June 2017 8:00
Laura Chaparro

About 80% of children who suffer some type of cancer overcome it. But their struggle does not end when they receive medical discharge. Heart, endocrine and fertility problems or even the appearance of a new tumor are some side effects that can manifest many years later. To prevent and deal with these consequences, survivors ask for a long-term follow-up protocol.

Strawberries lower cholesterol
24 February 2014 9:21
SINC

A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced significantly, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists.

Pregnant woman
Stress during gestation causes a predisposition to the development of pathologies in adulthood
The relationship between prenatal stress and obesity is confirmed in rats
8 April 2013 9:59
SINC

Many women maintain the same rhythm during pregnancy almost up to the birth. However, Spanish researchers warn of the relationship between the mother’s stress during this stage with the obesity of the baby in adult life.