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Common contraceptive could raise TB risk

STORY NADIA KRIGE. PHOTO CIELL, WIKIMEDIA The UCT study found that the benefits of the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera may be overshadowed by serious disadvantages, including potential increased risk for contracting TB. A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has revealed… Read More »

Medical News Today: Onions and garlic could protect against cancer

Aside from their ability to inject deep flavor into almost any meal, onions and garlic might also protect against cancer, according to a recent study. A recent study adds to the evidence that allium vegetables reduce cancer risk. Garlic, onions, leeks, chives, and shallots are classed as allium vegetables. They are grown throughout much of… Read More »

MRI imaging could aid in identifying patients with psychosis

Researchers believe a certain type of magnetic resonance imaging—neuromelanin-sensitive MRI—can detect a potential biomarker for identifying psychosis. Studies conducted at the National Institute of Mental Health, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, have found that the NM-MRI signal detects a marker of dopamine function in persons with schizophrenia and also serves as… Read More »