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HealthWise at 5 From 2.20

  • Asprin Cancer

A baby aspirin a day may do more than just help lower your risk of heart disease. Now, researchers believe it may also lower your risk of cancer. The Harvard study suggests regular aspirin use appeared to lower the risk of developing Hodgkin's Lymphoma by more than 50%. That, after studying 1,200 people, 500 of whom had Hodgkin's Disease. And the benefit didn't come with an aspirin a day regular aspirin use, in this case, means at least two tablets a week. But researchers say more study is needed before they can recommend aspirin as a cancer fighter too. Hodgkin's Disease is a rare cancer which strikes about 8,000 people, typically young adults, every year in the U.S.

  • Addiction Gene

A gene linked to learning may also be linked to drug addiction. That's according to a study at Duke University, researchers say the key is a gene called psd-95 which is known to play a role in learning and memory. But this new study finds a genetic link between learning and the early stages of drug addiction in the brain. Researchers believe that link could explain how the brain learns to become addicted to drugs. And that hopefully, future research could lead to treatment that might turn off that learning curve.

  • Seafood Allergy Registry

If you have an allergy to seafood, scientists are fishing for your input. The food allergy and anaphylaxis network is setting up a registry of information, hoping that anyone who is allergic to fish or shellfish will provide details about their condition.information will help scientists and researchers learn more about the onset of alergic symptoms, the kinds of seafood people are sensitive to as well as understand how people avoid severe reactions. ( Click here) and you can print a sign up form.

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