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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Heart attack, stroke risk declines among people with diabetes

The rate of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications has improved among people with diabetes over the past 20 years, narrowing the gap in cardiovascular mortality rates between individuals with and without diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. More than 463 million adults worldwide have diabetes, according to […]

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Traumatic childhood increases lifelong risk for heart disease, early death

Exposure to trauma and other adverse experiences during childhood increases lifelong risk for cardiovascular disease and death, regardless of a person’s health during young adulthood, new research shows. The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found children who experienced severe adversity—such as verbal, physical or emotional abuse or living with drug or alcohol abusers—were 50% […]

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New tool assesses risk of depression in adolescence

A study involving researchers from King’s College London, has developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood. Using data from over 2,000 Brazilian adolescents, the researchers developed the tool that can help identify which young people will go on to experience a major depressive disorder when they reach […]

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