Small risks may have big impact on breast cancer odds of childhood cancer survivors

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers have evidence that common genetic variations can help to identify pediatric cancer survivors who are at increased risk for developing breast cancer while relatively young. The findings appear today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The research focused on the combined effect of 170 common genetic variations that individually confer a modest increased risk […]

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Surgeons carry out spine surgery in the womb

In a United Kingdom first, a team of specialists from University College London (UCL), University College London Hospitals (UCLH), and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) performed surgeries on two different babies with spina bifida while they were still in their mothers’ wombs. The specialists conducted the two surgeries over the summer and now report that both mothers and both babies […]

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High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

You would need to manage your carbohydrate intake when you are younger, but if you are unfortunate enough to develop Parkinson's Disease, a high carbohydrate diet will help you maintain weight said the researcher. The study explains why a diet high in carbohydrates induces obesity and diabetes in some but not others. (Source: File Photo) Researchers have identified a DNA […]

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This is how air pollution damages children’s health

Air pollution is the new tobacco and the simple act of breathing is kills 7 million people a year and harms billions more, said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in an interview with The Guardian on Saturday. An estimated 91% of the world’s population is exposed to air pollution, which is the […]

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Meditation can boost emotional intelligence, cut stress at workplace

The study found that people who meditated more regularly scored higher on total emotional quotient and had lower perceived stress, also known as psychological stress which is the most common occupational health problems affecting workers worldwide. The study found that meditation improves general mood, stress management, adaptability and intrapersonal awareness. (Source: File Photo) Finding it hard to cope with work-related […]

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Exercise, low calorie diet may cut stroke risk in menopausal women

Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of risk factors that increase the chances of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The study showed that physically active women were less likely to get incidents of metabolic syndrome than inactive women. Genetic factors, excess body fat, and lack of exercise can add to risk of metabolic syndrome. (Source: File Photo) Mid-aged women transitioning […]

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This common skincare mistake might be damaging your face

Most people have a skincare routine that they stick to out of habit. But what if their skincare habits are wrong? For instance, how do you dry your freshly-cleansed face? Is it by using the same towel to dry both body and face? Well, it’s something probably everyone has done at some point, if it’s not something they do every […]

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