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Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain

Listening to music could ease cancer patients’ pain ‘because it releases chemicals in the brain which spark joy and positive emotions’ Cancer treatment can cause symptoms such as fatigue and pain  A study showed that 30 minutes of music a day ‘noticeably’ reduced rated pain  Ambient music, such as nature sounds, doesn’t have the same […]

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Harvard chemists’ breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent: ‘Unprecedented achievement’ provides sufficient quantities of a fully synthetic halichondrin molecule for clinical trials now underway

It’s a feat three decades in the making: Harvard University chemists have achieved what a new paper calls a “landmark in drug discovery” with the total synthesis of halichondrin. Known to be a potent anti-cancer agent in mouse studies, and found naturally in sea sponges — though only ever in minuscule quantities — the halichondrin […]

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Doctors ‘should tell their patients to stop using cars’

Doctors ‘should tell their patients to stop using cars’ and encourage cycling and walking to cut down on damaging pollution Dr Ben Marshall said healthcare professionals should be the ‘driving force’ Small actions such as travelling by foot should be advised by doctors, he said  Young children are particularly at risk of harm from pollutants […]