Study ties cancer-causing HPV to heart disease, too

(HealthDay)—Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease. Researchers found that among over 63,000 women, those infected with “high-risk” strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) were somewhat more likely to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke over the […]

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Sporting Events Dangerous for Spectators, Too

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 — Serious sports injuries aren’t confined to athletes — spectators also run that risk, a new study finds. “You don’t expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator,” said Dr. Amit Momaya, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “You certainly don’t expect to die, yet […]

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Too much screen time puts children at risk of sight damage and cancer

Children spending hours a day in front of screens are at risk of ‘short-sightedness, obesity and CANCER’ World Cancer Research Fund analysed 80 studies of more than 200,000 people Experts say screen time is on par with sugary drinks as a cause of obesity And the number of children becoming short-sighted has doubled in 50 years  Spending too much time […]

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A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — A healthy diet may lower your risk of death from colon cancer, even if you wait until after you’re diagnosed with the disease, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,800 colon cancer patients. Those whose eating habits before their cancer diagnosis most closely matched American Cancer Society dietary guidelines had a 22 percent […]

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Is the U.S. Throwing Away Too Many Donor Kidneys?

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — When deciding which donated kidneys can help desperate patients on waiting lists, the United States might want to follow France’s lead and lower the bar, a new study argues. There’s a worldwide shortage of donor kidneys available for transplantation, but France appears to have been more aggressive than America in responding to that shortage, said […]

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