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Cancer Council Queensland’s Girls’ Night In for a good cause

TOWNSVILLE women are encouraged to host a girls' night to raise awareness and funds for people diagnosed with breast and gynecological cancer. The annual event of the Cancer Council in Queensland calls for women to exploit the power of female friendship, so few women suffer from diseases. Sophie Williams regional fundraising coordinator said the Cancer Council hopes to raise $ …

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Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

The authors of this study, known as the Million Women study, said that the wealthiest and most educated women in the study, who were more likely to buy organic food, also had risk factors that increased the likelihood of having breast cancer, like having fewer children and greater consumption of alcohol. The market for organic products has grown in recent …

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Gut microbiota at infancy predict risk of obesity in later life

The researchers provided further evidence to support the link between the intestinal microbiota during childhood and the risk of becoming overweight or obese in old age. Image: Christoph Burgstedt / Shutterstock As reported in the journal mBio the study found that the composition of the intestinal microbiota at the age of 2 years is associated with body mass index (BMI) …

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You can actually die of a broken heart – new study explains how

The tragic stories about older couples who pass shortly after the other are not rare – and it turns out that there is a scientific reason why A new study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinologym has confirmed that pain can be fatal, as it is possible to die of a broken heart. Patients struggling to get on with life after …

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Antibodies linked to heart attacks

Credits: CC0 Public Domain Levels of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are associated with rheumatic diseases, are also elevated in myocardial infarction without any autoimmune comorbidities, a study by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Annals of Internal Medicine reports. Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are a group of antibodies that target endogenous tissue, including the cardiolipin fat molecule and the β2glycoprotein-I plasma …

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A New Study Found That Weight Loss Is Linked With Active Self-Control

New research has suggested that higher-level brain functions play an important role in weight loss New research has suggested that higher-level brain functions play an important role in weight loss. In the study conducted by 24 participants in a weight loss clinic, those who achieved the greatest success in terms of weight loss showed more activity in the cerebral regions …

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Scientists develop new class of compounds for treatment of progressive neurodegenerative disorder

St. Investigators at Jude Children's Research Hospital have developed a new class of compounds that has extended life and alleviated the symptoms of mice with a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The results appear today in the journal Nature Communications . The rare hereditary disease, the neurodegeneration associated with pantothenate kinase (PKAN), affects up to three in a million individuals and is …

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