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5 things you can do to help the environment

Saving the earth's environment is much easier than we think. The little things we do to stop the greenhouse effect do matter. A lot of activists have been at the forefront of advocating for people to go green. While you might love to try out online gaming with a...

The man who saved thousands of people from HIV

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How tobacco and alcohol accelerate the visible signs of aging

This new study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), looked at the visible effects on age of heavy consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Summary Smokers and drinkers look older ... Smoking affects the physical signs of aging more The 11,613 study participants, aged 21 to 93, were on average 51...

Baldness and gray hair are signs of future cardiovascular problems

According to a recent Indian study, male pattern baldness and premature aging of hair could be linked to five times the risk of getting heart disease before the age of 40.  A team of researchers at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, investigated...

Skin cancer: a blood test to prevent the risk of recurrence

With a simple blood test, British researchers were able to detect the risk of recurrence in patients with melanoma, an aggressive cancer of the skin of stage 2 and 3. This test, which analyzes the DNA of the tumor, could lead to early immunotherapy treatments and thus increase the...

Breast Cancer: Soybeans and Cruciferous Vegetables to Reduce Treatment Side Effects

New study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment on Monday suggests diets high in soybeans and cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, kale) may reduce treatment-related side effects in women with breast cancer like hot flashes or night sweats. If continuing to practice physical activity during and after illness is essential...

Diabetes drug potentially effective against Alzheimer’s

A drug developed for diabetes may be useful in treating Alzheimer's disease. Tested in mice, this molecule has "significantly reversed memory loss" in these rodents. Summary Alzheimer's and diabetes: close links New antidiabetic reduces memory loss ... in mice Results that need to be confirmed in humans Alzheimer's and diabetes: close links Alzheimer's...

Lung cancer will soon become the most lethal cancer in women

The Public Health Agency France has just published its biennial report on cancer incidence and mortality projections in France. It estimates 400,000 new cases of cancer in France in 2017. In women, mortality from lung cancer is getting closer to breast cancer mortality. In 2017, nearly 400,000 new cases of cancer...

Hysterectomy increases cardiovascular risk

Women who have had the uterus removed are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular problems, even if their ovaries are preserved, according to a study published Wednesday in the medical journal Menopause. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (northern United States) observed more than 2,000 women who underwent surgery. In particular,...

Vegetable proteins boost your heart health

New research supports the already known benefits of vegetarian diets. They show that replacing just one or two servings of animal protein with vegetable protein per day can reduce three of the major markers of cholesterol.  Summary Proteins emanating from soy Combine vegetable protein and soluble fiber Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital...

Breast cancer: physical activity improves sleep

A new study reaffirms the benefits of sport for women who have survived breast cancer by highlighting this time the improvement in the quality of sleep perceived by patients. A team of researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA, investigated the effects of regular physical activity on the...

Prostate cancer: adopting a Mediterranean diet would reduce the risk

A Mediterranean diet, rich in fish, fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil, scientifically recognized to protect the heart, the brain and prevent cancer, can also reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer in humans , concludes a Spanish study published in the Journal of Urology . Spanish researchers have evaluated the anti-cancer...

The breast cancer gene with no effect on mortality

The BRCA gene mutation, which prompted American actress Angelina Jolie to have her breasts removed, does not lead to higher mortality after a cancer diagnosis, according to a study released Friday. According to the American Cancer Society, women with the mutation (BRCA-1 or BRCA-2) have seven in ten chances of...

Prolonged sitting increases the internal fat level

New UK research supports the idea that prolonged periods of sitting would be bad for health, revealing an association between too much sedentariness and the level of fat that surrounds the organs. The prolonged sedentary lifestyle favors the presence of internal fat. A team of NIHR researchers at the Leicester Biomedical...

A drug against blindness sold 850,000 dollars in the United States

Luxturna, a medicine against hereditary degeneration of the retina that can progress to total blindness, will be sold for $ 850,000 in the United States, making it one of the most expensive treatments in the world. Luxturna is one of the most expensive medicines in the world. Luxturna, a medicine against...

Selfitis: being addicted to selfies is now an illness

Addiction to selfies is now recognized by researchers as a whole new evil. This phenomenon is called "selfitis" and is a 2.0 plague for our mental health. When the passion of selfies can become a mental illness. Pouting pout, corner look, choice of his best profile, you're ready to take a picture. Or...

Food infections: 1.5 million cases per year, 250 deaths

Food borne infections account for 1.5 million cases each year, including more than 17,000 hospitalizations and more than 200 deaths, according to an estimate released Tuesday. In France, about 70% of cases and food-related hospitalizations are due to Norovirus, Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria. The study, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin of...

Alert study against sustained intake of ibuprofen in humans

A recent study conducted by Inserm researchers shows that sustained intake of ibuprofen induces in young men sport hormone imbalance usually encountered in older men called "compensated hypogonadism". This situation results from the negative effects of ibuprofen on the production of testosterone, and on the production of two other testicular...

Cancer: a blood test to predict the effectiveness of immunotherapy

Researchers at the University of Zurich in Switzerland have identified blood biomarkers that predict whether cancer patients will respond positively to immunotherapy, a hopeful therapeutic technique that acts as a vaccine against cancer cells. Their works are published this Tuesday, January 9 in the journal Nature. For the authors of the...

New setback in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

A promising molecule against Alzheimer's disease has not shown the expected effectiveness in a series of clinical trials whose results are published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The results of three clinical trials have been disappointing with this new molecule to improve cognition. Previous studies have suggested...

Tobacco: the first cigarette leads to addiction for more than 2/3 of people

Nearly 7 in 10 people (68.9%) who smoke their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests a meta-analysis published by British researchers who reviewed the data of about 215,000 Anglo-Americans. Saxon. Summary Analysis of smoking habits of over 200,000 people Results to weight Can the experience of a first...

Paracetamol during pregnancy would delay language in girls

According to a recent US study, mothers who took paracetamol six times or more early in their pregnancy are at risk of having girls with delayed language. This delay, however, does not affect boys. Taking paracetamol during pregnancy, especially early on, exposes unborn girls to delayed language. The paracetamol is one of the drugs...

breast cancer

Breast cancer (breast carcinoma) is the most common cancer in women. It rarely occurs in men. Genetic predisposition and a higher age of life favor the development of breast cancer as well as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise. Everything about the risk factors and precursors of breast cancer as well as its...

pregnancy signs and symptoms

The most common pregnancy symptoms are the absence of menstruation and the growth of the breast. Some pregnant women also feel a pull in the abdomen and increased urge to urinate. Hot hunger as well as nausea and vomiting - especially in the morning - are also possible first signs. However, pregnancy can still...

You and Your Partner: Having the Conversation About PrEP

Talking about PrEP with your partner can open up a can of worms. Here's how to make the conversation as smooth as possible. Not so long ago, the only way to prevent HIV exposure was by using condoms. So the decision was pretty clear. If you didn’t want to be...

Be PrEPared — What to Expect When You are on PrEP

Taking PrEP has been shown to be safe and effective, but there are some things you should know to prepare you for the PrEP experience. Maybe you’ve had the conversation with your doctor and gotten started on PrEP, or maybe you’re still thinking about it. Studies have shown that the...

New HIV drug, Teens welcome the innovation as will reduce HIV stigma.

The government as so far launched a two-pronged approach in the war on HIV/Aids. It introduced a prevention drug for people at risk of contracting the virus and initiated a method of self testing. Known as Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the drug will be given out for free upon being assessed by...

Is PrEP Right For Me? Why this pill can change your life.

PrEP means Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it’s the use of anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective. A single pill taken once daily, it is highly effective against HIV when taken every...
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