Study gauges specific site stomach cancer risks among ethnic groups

Non-white Americans, especially Asian Americans, are at disproportionately higher risk for gastric cancer compared to non-Hispanic white Americans. A new study breaks down this risk according to specific ethnicities and locations within the stomach. The study published Aug. 6 in Gastroenterology analyzed California Cancer Registry data for the seven largest Asian American populations (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, South Asian […]

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Reducing aluminium intake can minimize potential health risks

In addition, the contributions of the various sources of total aluminum intake by the population were compared with one another. A high intake of aluminum compounds can cause, among other things, neurotoxic developmental disorders as well as damage the kidneys, liver and bones. The BfR bases its assessment of the population’s aluminum intake from food on the latest consumption and […]

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Prescribers be aware of fatal risks of methadone and clozapine

New Zealand prescribers should be aware of the high risk of death associated with two prescription medicines, methadone and clozapine, University of Otago researchers warn. In the largest review of medicine-related deaths in the National Coronial Information System between 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2013, Dr. John Fountain and his colleagues from the Dunedin School of Medicine and Best […]

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Researchers ID risks for second childhood cancers

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments have helped children survive cancer. Now University of Minnesota researchers are trying to find the ideal combinations that prevent the disease from coming back. Comparing outcomes for 22,000 survivors, the researchers found, as expected, that children treated with tumor-killing radiation were at elevated risks of second cancers. But they also discovered that certain chemo drugs increased […]

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Rob Mallard health: ‘I was incredibly embarrassed’ Corrie star on his chronic condition

Rob Mallard, 27, experienced first hand what happens when an actor’s personal life spills out into the public domain. The actor, who joined Coronation Street back in 2016, received a backlash on social media after appearing on This Morning last year. Viewers criticised his conduct on the show, commenting on his shaking and accusing the star of being drunk. The […]

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Climate change will raise Florida’s risks of brain-eating amoeba and flesh-eating bacteria

When it’s blisteringly hot outside, splashing in the ocean, a lake or even a swimming pool is a popular way to beat the heat. But as global temperatures rise, scientists say, so do your chances of catching a nasty—or even deadly—bug. The scary one making headlines this summer is Vibrio vulnificus, also dubbed in media reports as “flesh-eating bacteria.” Historically, […]

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Keeping kids’ minds active may cut obesity risks, scientists suggest

Should brain training be part of a healthy diet? Children’s minds use half their energy – and more mental activity might cut obesity risks, scientists say At five, children’s brain’s use up almost half the energy they get from their diets The glucose from food that we don’t use gets converted into fat  Scientists at Northwestern University and New York […]

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A stomach bug vaccine for babies may cut their diabetes risks

A vaccine against diabetes? Drops that protect babies from a stomach bug cuts risks for the chronic disease by one third, study finds Every year, 17,900 children and young adults under 20 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the US  The number of children diagnosed with the chronic disease fell after the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine The Centers […]

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Amid fentanyl crackdown, Mexico risks ‘balloon effect’

President Donald Trump says China’s new ban on all fentanyl-related substances will be a “game-changer” in the deadly US opioid crisis, but experts warn it may just shift production elsewhere—particularly Mexico. Under pressure from Trump, China on May 1 banned all chemical analogues of fentanyl, the synthetic drug at the heart of an overdose epidemic that is killing tens of […]

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