Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Rates in Younger People

The risk of developing obesity-related cancer is increasing in successive generations, along with increasing rates of obesity. Researchers studied the incidence of 30 of the most common cancers, including 12 that are obesity related, from 1995 to 2014 in people ages 25 to 84 — more than 14.6 million cases. The study is in Lancet…

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Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US

A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations. The study, appearing in The Lancet Public Health, also looked at rates for 18 cancers unrelated to obesity, and found rates increasing…

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Revealing the path of a metallodrug in a breast cancer cell

VIDEO: Scientists from ESRF, the European synchrotron, Inserm, CNRS, Sorbonne University, PSL university, University Grenoble Alpes arevealed the path of a metallodrug in a breast cancer cell view more  Some types of cancer cannot be treated with classical chemotherapy. Scientists from Inserm, CNRS, Sorbonne University, PSL university, University Grenoble Alpes and ESRF, the European Synchrotron, are…

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Rutgers study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug

A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: Overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years. Misuse of the drug is particularly alarming because non-prescription drugs like loperamide are inexpensive, readily available online and in retail stores, undetectable on routine…

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University spinout receives £1.2 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

IMAGE: This is Mathew Upton, Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Plymouth, and Chief Scientific Officer at Amprologix Limited. view more  Credit: University of Plymouth Amprologix Limited, a University of Plymouth spinout company, has won a £1.2 million contract from the Department for Health and Social Care to accelerate development and scale up its…

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Ohio State-led study links protein, clusterin, to cardiac and metabolic diseases

COLUMBUS, Ohio — During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Houston Methodist Cancer Center have linked the protein clusterin — for the first time — to many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the liver. Cardiometabolic syndrome…

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Graphene biosensor could provide early lung cancer diagnosis, research shows

The wonder-material graphene could hold the key to unlocking the next generation of advanced, early stage lung cancer diagnosis. A team of scientists from the University of Exeter has developed a new technique that could create a highly sensitive graphene biosensor with the capability to detect molecules of the most common lung cancer biomarkers. The…

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Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram

When Chris Godfrey learned in early January that the record for “likes” on an Instagram post was held by the celebrity and businesswoman Kylie Jenner, he took it as a challenge. He remembers thinking: “Could something as universal and simple as an egg be great enough to beat that record?” It could! Just nine days…

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Greece, 10 Years Into Economic Crisis, Counts the Cost to Mental Health

ATHENS — Greece’s decade-long economic crisis has taken a heavy toll: Hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost, incomes were slashed and taxes were raised. Hopes for the future were dashed. For Anna, 68, the crisis had particularly devastating consequences. Her husband, a retired bus driver, killed himself in a park two years ago at…

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