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Whole-brain radiation procedure preserves cognitive function in trial

Whole-brain radiation procedure preserves cognitive function in trial

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Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Patients' cognitive functions can be preserved if the hippocampus portion of the brain is avoided during radiation, according to the results of a clinical trial. Researchers compared hippocampal-avoidance radiotherapy with traditional whole-brain radiation for patients with brain metastases. They presented their practice-changing findings Tuesday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting in San Antonio and are in the process having them published in an academic journal. The hippocampus, which is located under the cerebral cortex, is the part of the brain associated with cognitive function, including memory. In brain metastases, cancer cells have spread to the brain from primary tumors in other organs. Brain metastases affect up to 45 percent of adults...
Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

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Young people are turning to cosmetic procedures such as botox and dermal fillers as a result of social media pressure, according to a report. A study by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics says government must protect people from an unregulated industry.The report also condemns makeover apps and online plastic surgery games aimed at children as young as nine.The authors fear such apps are contributing to growing anxieties around body image.Much of the cosmetic procedures industry is unregulated so reliable data on its size is hard to come by. In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as £3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body imageThe report identifies several factors that are encouraging young ...