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Key mechanisms of cancer, aging and inflammation uncovered!

news_gp-appointment-heroA number of studies have shown that oxidative stress — a condition where damaging molecules known as free radicals build up inside cell — accelerates telomere shortening. Free radicals can damage not only the DNA that make up telomeres, but also the DNA building blocks used to extend them.

Source: Key mechanisms of cancer, aging and inflammation uncovered — ScienceDaily

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Breast Cancer: The First Sign Isn’t Always a Lump

“It’s crucial that women are aware that a lump is not the only symptom of breast cancer,” When breast cancer presents without a breast lump, women may not get to the doctor quickly.

Source: Breast Cancer: The First Sign Isn’t Always a Lump

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What secrets are tucked inside your genes? Liz Jones investigates whether her problems are caused by nature or nurture !

If there were an easily available test that could tell you whether you are genetically predisposed to obesity, anxiety or Alzheimer’s, would you take it?

 

Source: What secrets are tucked inside your genes? Liz Jones investigates whether her problems are caused by nature or nurture | Daily Mail Online

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Why We Need Theresa May To Understand Secondary Breast Cancer | Huffington Post

Many people still don’t know that secondary breast cancer is incurable. Treatment aims to slow down the spread of disease, relieve symptoms and give the best quality of life, for as long as possible. Some people live years, but only if they can access the best treatment possible, as early as possible.

Source: Why We Need Theresa May To Understand Secondary Breast Cancer | Huffington Post

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The do’s and don’ts of the prostate cancer diet | Fox News

These two diets do differ in many important ways: The Mediterranean diet is rich in tomatoes, which are the best source of cancer-fighting lycopene. Its main source of fat is olive oil, which (in its extra-virgin form) is high in important antioxidants. olive oil is high in omega-9 fatty acids, which do not promote inflammation, and contains a compound called oleocanthal that has anti- inflammatory properties.

Source: The do’s and don’ts of the prostate cancer diet | Fox News

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Eleven substances added to 14th Report on Carcinogens: Five viruses, a chemical, and a metalli — ScienceDaily

The recent release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings.

Source: Eleven substances added to 14th Report on Carcinogens: Five viruses, a chemical, and a metalli — ScienceDaily

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NHS spends £2bn a year on ‘useless or harmful’ treatments, doctors warn

brcaDozens of common medical treatments and procedures routinely given to patients by doctors are effectively pointless, leading doctors have warned. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC) said scores of treatments which can be given to patients for various ailments ranging from grazes to cancer frequently do little more or the same as doing nothing at all, while also potentially incurring side effects.

Source: NHS spends £2bn a year on ‘useless or harmful’ treatments, doctors warn

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Dave Cairns: Harvey Chochinov brings dignity to end of life | Geelong Advertiser

Health care organisations around the world have seen the benefits of this groundbreaking short-term intervention involving the production of a legacy document about a person’s life.

States the inspired founder of an end-of-life psychotherapy known as Dignity Therapy.

Source: Harvey Chochinov brings dignity to end of life

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Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists.

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A mother’s genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.  Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their children because they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two of these, while men only have one.

Source: Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists | The Independent