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Scientists find risk factors for prostate cancer

Globally prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in men. In 2012, it...
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Eating less meat could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, says study

Currently the rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are rising worldwide. In the US, it is estimated that 3.1 million people have AD. Globally, about...
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Overweight can age your brain 10 years at middle-age

It is known that overweight has many harmful effects on our health. Such effects include higher risks of stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart...
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Living environment can influence the effect of antidepressants

Antidepressants are drugs used to treat major depression and other conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorder, and chronic pain. Currently, the most common...
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Red hair gene variation may increase skin cancer risk, says study

Skin cancer is developed due to growth of abnormal cells in the skin. Skin cancer has several types, and melanomas are the most harmful. Now...
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Physical activity can eliminate death risk related to prolonged sitting, but not death risk...

Long sitting time has long been found to be associated with increased risk of death. In a seminal 1953 Lancet paper, researchers reported a...
lung cancer

Nanotech can help distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

Recently, researchers from University of Colorado Boulder developed a new technique to distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells via nanoparticles. The finding is...
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Physical activity can reduce the risks of death and cancer caused by alcohol

Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can cause many health problems. This includes stroke, high blood...
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Starve a fever, stuff a cold: how we should eat when we are sick

When we have a cold or a fever, our eating habits change. Often we may lose our appetite and eat very little food. However, a...
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iPhone can provide accurate localization in brain surgery

A smartphone is a very personal tool we use to communicate with others everyday. But beyond emails, social networking and voice calls, a smartphone...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...