Smokers are unlucky in love?
Romantic prospects may be telling smokers to quit smoking, according to research by the UK Health Department, which dictates government policies on health and social care.
The department published survey findings on its website in February 2012 that reveal that 76% of 18-24 year olds agreed that smoking makes people less attractive.
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Research from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark has shown that ingesting large amounts of saturated fat can negatively affect male fertility, as the habit appears to be linked to a lower concentration of sperm in the semen of man. The results were published in the January issue of the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition .
Vaccine to treat terminal cancer aims to strengthen the immune system of cancer patients. Scientists at the Surrey Cancer Research Institute (SCRI) at the University of Surrey in London are going to test the efficacy and safety of a vaccine that aims to destroy tumors if treatment does not work. Therefore, it is a vaccine used in treatment, not prevention like the others.
To date the drug has been tested on two patients and it is estimated that about 30 patients are waiting to be study in the next two years. For the first time, the vaccine was given in combination with small doses of chemotherapy to stimulate the immune system.
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