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Just running 50 minutes a week is enough to lower death risk, finds study

Many studies have shown that running is a healthful form of aerobic exercise that has numerous benefits for both the body and the mind. For example, the authors of a 2018 study argued that running could help protect brain health, while older research has tied this form of physical activity to slower ageing. But what […]

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Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

A new study found an inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and the development of prostate cancer among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men, suggesting that regular mushroom intake might help to prevent prostate cancer. In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate […]

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Researchers find 5 tropical plants which may provide anti-cancer benefits 

Researchers from the National University of Singapore, Department of Pharmacy (NUS Pharmacy) spent 3 years investigating the pharmacological properties of local plants. They found that three species were particularly effective at inhibiting the growth of several cancers, and they have now published their findings in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology. Despite the widespread use of modern […]

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Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, reveals study

Some studies have identified links between sleep apnoea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnoea. The international research team points out that while the findings do not prove that sleep apnoea causes cancer, there appears to be a clear link in females. “It’s […]

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‘Electronic tongues’ may soon help diagnose early-stage bladder cancer

Currently, the most common ways of detecting bladder cancer are cystoscopies and urine cytology tests. The former are costly, invasive, and heavily reliant on how the operator performs them, while the latter are not very effective at detecting cancer in its early stages. Additionally, cytology tests are prone to error, as they are not the […]

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Excess consumption of sugary drinks interlinked with high breast cancer risk

A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. For some time now, researchers have been linking sugary drinks with a wide range of health risks. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are only some of the conditions that previous […]

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Children with birth defects may be at increased risk for childhood cancer, new study finds

Researchers analysed data from more than 10 million children born in Texas, Arkansas, Michigan and North Carolina between 1992 and 2013. Compared to children without a birth defect, those with genetic defects were almost 12 times more likely to develop cancer by age 18. Those whose birth defect had no known genetic cause, also known […]

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Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

People having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread? Researchers find the answers

Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. Recently, a team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has explored the potential mechanisms underlying the relationship […]

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