Medical News Today: How do fruit and veg reduce colorectal cancer risk?

A study initially investigating aspirin as a preventive treatment for colorectal cancer coincidentally uncovered a mechanism that might explain how fruit and vegetables reduce the risk of developing this disease. Share on PinterestA recent study delves into flavonoids, which occur in a range of fruit and veg. Worldwide, more than 1 million people receive a…

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Scrunchies for Your Crush

Here’s the news from winter break: Scrunchies have become a desired item for junior-high schoolboys. Today’s tween girls are offering their scrunchies — the fabric-poofed hair elastics last popular in the 1980s — to their crushes. If accepted, the boy will wear it around his wrist until he finds a new scrunchie — er, crush.…

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Is a 63-Year-Old Seaplane With an Electric Engine the Future of Air Travel?

When Harbour Air’s de Havilland Beaver seaplane first lumbered into the skies in 1956, Elvis’s “Heartbreak Hotel” topped the charts, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, and flying icons like the Boeing 747 hadn’t yet been invented. Sixty-three years of bush flying, commuter travel and made-for-Instagram sightseeing later, the aircraft received a…

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The Watch Is Smart, but It Can’t Replace Your Doctor

ImageJeff Williams, an Apple executive, talking about the health-monitoring features of the Apple Watch Series at the rollout of a new model in September 2018.Credit…Stephen Lam/Reuters The Apple Watch has been quite successful as a smart watch. The company would also like it to succeed as a medical device. The recently published results of the…

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How to Communicate Better With Your Children in the New Year

Often, the central message in experts’ advice to parents is find ways to pay attention to what is going on in your kids’ lives, to be present with them and to listen. By Lisa Damour The counselor was holding a clear jam jar. Its lid was glued on and it was filled with water plus…

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Medical News Today: Ultrasound with MRI improves prostate treatment

MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA) is a new tool for the highly accurate treatment of prostate cancer — without the usual side effects. Share on PinterestUltrasound scans guided by real time MRI may improve prostate cancer treatment. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among males. Although the 5 year survival rate…

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Eye changes from spaceflight compared to simulated weightlessness

What The Study Did: Some astronauts who fly long missions to the International Space Station experience eye changes. This study investigated whether the eye changes from the traditional spaceflight analog (an experience on earth meant to mimic spaceflight) of simulated weightlessness from 30 days of bed rest with head tilted down were similar to those experienced…

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Imaging to examine brain architecture association with mood, attentional symptoms

What The Study Did: Researchers looked at whether certain patterns of connectivity between specific regions of the brain in children at age 7 (measured by magnetic resonance imaging) were associated with later development of symptoms related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at…

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Report links recommended physical activity levels to lower risk of seven cancers

A pooled analysis of nine prospective studies involving more than 750,000 adults finds that recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity were linked to a lower risk for seven cancers, with several cancer types having a ‘dose/response’ relationship. The study was led by investigators at the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard…

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