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Women Show Higher Risk of Cancer in Both Breasts: Research |  Health

Women Show Higher Risk of Cancer in Both Breasts: Research | Health

Women who have cancer in one breast may be more likely to develop cancer in the opposite breast if they have specific genetic changes that predispose them to developing breast cancer, according to a study led by the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, will help …

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Research suggests how governments should respond if “we’re unlucky enough” to experience worse variants of COVID

According to new research, future variants and outbreaks of COVID-19 would be best managed by ongoing vaccination and a faster increase in restrictions. Key points: The research is the first of its kind to rank policies based on economic and health outcomes The report’s lead author says the models show the importance of increasing health …

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Social isolation is a risk factor for dementia in community-dwelling older people, study shows

Social isolation is a risk factor for dementia in community-dwelling older people, study shows

In two studies using nationally representative data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study collected on thousands of Americans, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health have contributed significantly to the evidence that social isolation is a substantial risk factor for dementia in older people …

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Antibiotic Residues in Water Harmful to Health: Research |  Science-Environment

Antibiotic Residues in Water Harmful to Health: Research | Science-Environment

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a global threat that can lead to untreatable bacterial infections in both animals and humans that can develop from antibiotic residues in water. According to research published in ‘The Lancet Planetary Health’, antibiotic residues in sewage treatment plants and sewage treatment plants in regions around China and India are contributing to antibiotic …

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New sepsis research sheds light on how it can lead to cell death

New sepsis research sheds light on how it can lead to cell death

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition resulting from the body’s overreaction to infection that results in damage to its own tissues and organs. The first known mention of “sepsis” dates back more than 2,700 years ago, when the Greek poet Homer used it as a derivative of the word “sepo,” meaning “to putrefy.” Despite dramatic improvements …

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Simple Corsi-Rosenthal boxes can help reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants

Simple Corsi-Rosenthal boxes can help reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants

A team of researchers from Brown University’s School of Public Health, Brown’s School of Engineering and the Silent Spring Institute found that simple air filtration devices called Corsi-Rosenthal boxes are effective in reducing indoor air pollutants. The study, which analyzed the effectiveness of Corsi-Rosenthal boxes installed at the School of Public Health to help prevent …

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A new method combines an injectable radioactive gel with systemic chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer

A new method combines an injectable radioactive gel with systemic chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer – in the US, it is estimated that more than 88 percent of people will die from the disease within five years of their diagnosis. One of the reasons for this dismal prognosis is that most pancreatic cancers are diagnosed after the disease has already …

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The Mediterranean diet can be a non-invasive and affordable strategy to overcome infertility

The Mediterranean diet can be a non-invasive and affordable strategy to overcome infertility

The Mediterranean diet, with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and legumes, has long been praised for its many health benefits. Now, new research shows it can also help overcome infertility, making it a non-intrusive and affordable strategy for couples trying to conceive. A review by Monash University, the University of the Sunshine Coast and the …

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The green Mediterranean diet causes a significant reduction in visceral adipose tissue

The green Mediterranean diet causes a significant reduction in visceral adipose tissue

The Mediterranean Green Diet (MED) significantly reduces visceral adipose tissue, the type of fat around the internal organs that is much more dangerous than the extra “tire” around the waist. The green Mediterranean diet was pitted against the Mediterranean diet and a healthy diet in a large clinical intervention study – DIRECT PLUS. Subsequent analysis …

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The study provides a more accurate tool for stratifying patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

MiRNA can be used as a biomarker to predict disease recurrence and mortality in breast cancer patients

Researchers at the University of Galway have found that biomarkers known as microRNAs can help predict which breast cancer patients are likely to face disease recurrence and death. Scientists led by Dr. Matthew Davey, Professor Michael Kerin and Dr. Nicola Miller of the University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences conducted a multicentre study …

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The study provides a more accurate tool for stratifying patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

The study provides a more accurate tool for stratifying patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Patients with a type of breast cancer called HER2-positive have a lower chance of survival if their initial treatment fails to completely eradicate the tumor and they have high levels of tumor-infiltrating immune cells called lymphocytes in the residual disease. Dr Federica Miglietta said on the 13thThursday European Breast Cancer Conference that normally tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes …

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The study shows the added value of genetic information in measuring the risk of hereditary diseases

The study shows the added value of genetic information in measuring the risk of hereditary diseases

A new study from the University of Helsinki demonstrates the added value of genetic information in measuring the risk of inherited diseases alongside the widely used family history assessment. Family history is widely used by doctors to assess an individual’s risk of developing common diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In recent …

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