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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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