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One’s internal clock could be targeted to prevent or slow the progression of breast cancer

City of Hope scientists have identified an unlikely way to potentially prevent or slow the progression of aggressive breast cancer: target one’s internal clock. Often taken for granted, the circadian rhythm is gaining traction as a potential catalyst or brake for the onset of disease. For example, studies have shown that women who take frequent […]

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Do young adults really ‘age out’ of heavy drinking?

During the late teens and early 20s, young people may booze it up a lot, but they eventually dial it back, right? A new study study confirms that drinking rates do tend to decrease after college age. But on an individual level, it all depends on various factors such as the drinker’s social networks and […]

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Type 2 diabetes: The dangerous symptom that affects this body part

Type 2 diabetes is a global health epidemic affecting millions of people worldwide. Those living with type 2 diabetes and left untreated or poorly managed could lead to potentially serious problems such as heart disease, nerve damage, foot sores and infections, partial sight or blindness and kidney problems. There is another worrying sign of type […]

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Loads of young people have 'no idea' how the morning after pill works

Almost 60% of young people don’t know how the morning after pill works. According to the new data from ellaOne, people aged 18-35 have a dangerous lack of knowledge about emergency hormonal contraception (EHC), and it’s leaving them at greater risk of unplanned pregnancy. The results of a survey of more than 1,000 British 18-35-year-olds, […]

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The benefits of physical activity for older adults

Physically active older adults benefit from reduced risks of early death, breast and prostate cancer, fractures, recurrent falls, functional limitations, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression. The findings come from a review of all published reviews of studies that assessed the relationship between physical activity and health in adults aged 60 years or older. […]