Study of one million children shows adversity increases risk of premature death in adulthood

A new study published in The Lancet, conducted by researchers from the Universities of Copenhagen and Liverpool, shows that adversity in childhood increases the risk of premature death in early adulthood. Children who have experienced repeated serious adversity such as losing a parent, mental illness in the family, poverty or being placed in foster care have a 4.5 times higher […]

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Genetic tool can identify Asian women at higher risk of breast cancer

A genetic study in Asian women, led by Malaysian scientists in collaboration with Singapore and the University of Cambridge, has revealed that a genetic tool developed to help assess breast cancer risk in European women also works in Asian women. This could help address the rising incidence of breast cancer in Asia. The tool, called a Polygenic Risk Score (PRS), […]

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Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life

Modifying 12 risk factors over the lifecourse could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases, according to an update to The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care, which is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2020). Combined, the three new risk factors are associated with 6% of all dementia cases—with an estimated 3% of cases […]

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Low-carbohydrate diet may be associated with lower risk of blinding eye disease

Following a long-term diet that’s low in carbohydrates and high in fat and protein from vegetables may lower the risk of the most common subtype of glaucoma. In a first-of-its-kind study, a researcher at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) helped discover that if at-risk groups adhere to these dietary restrictions, they may reduce their risk […]

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Inherited mutation linked to higher prostate cancer risk in African American families

For years, researchers have known that men of African ancestry are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer with research suggesting that inherited factors may contribute to their greater risk. Now, a new USC study published in European Urology is the first to identify an inherited genetic variant associated with higher risk of prostate cancer in men of African descent […]

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How to minimise risk and protest safely during a pandemic

Covid-19 is still incredibly dangerous, and social distancing needs to be taken very seriously – but for many, racism is also a matter of life and death. We are at a point where it has become vital to speak out – loudly and persistently – against police brutality and racial injustice. And attending protests can be an effective way to […]

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Certain personality traits may affect risk of ‘pre-dementia’

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined five personality traits—neuroticism, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness—and their links to pre-dementia conditions called motoric cognitive risk (MCR) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) syndromes. Among 524 adults aged 65 years and older who were followed for a median of 3 years, 38 participants developed MCR and 69 developed […]

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Multiple miscarriages can increase risk of diabetes, study suggests

Multiple miscarriages can increase a woman’s risk of developing diabetes by up to 71%, new study suggests Women who miscarry are ’18 per cent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes’ Experts studied more than 24,700 diabetic women born between 1957 and 1997 Research suggests three miscarriages increased the chances by 71 per cent  Women who suffer multiple miscarriages are at greater […]

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Colorectal cancer: the risk is lower – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Colonoscopy and a healthy lifestyle: the risk of colon cancer lower Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in Germany. To protect yourself, you should take after a certain age, regular preventive health check-UPS. Also very important to a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and adequate exercise, but it is. Although there are still many types of […]

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