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2013 August

Study finds link between bladder symptoms and metabolic syndrome

Korean scientists have identified a link between urinary symptoms and metabolic syndrome.Men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)/ benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) are at high risk of components of metabolic syndrome, a study has found.Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and features conditions such as type-2 diabetes, high…
2013 August

Lycopene linked to small drop in prostate cancer risk

The tomato ingredient lycopene may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer but is unlikely to make a significant difference on its own, scientists say.Men with a high intake of lycopene may benefit from a slightly reduced risk of prostate cancer, new research suggests.Lycopene is an antioxidant carotenoid…
2013 August

Good state of mind 'affects expression of immune system genes'

Good state of mind 'affects expression of immune system genes'.A good state of mind may be beneficial for genes involved in the body's immune response, new research suggests.Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of North Carolina have been examining the effect of psychology on human…
2013 August

Women's height 'linked to postmenopausal cancer risk'

Research suggests tall women may have an increased risk of cancer.Women who are taller than average may have an increased risk of developing cancer following the menopause, a new study suggests.US researchers looked at data on almost 21,000 postmenopausal women who had enrolled in a study called the Women's Health…
2013 August

People are enjoying better health in later life

Research suggests that longer life expectancy has been accompanied by an improvement in people's health in their latter years.Concerns are often voiced about the fact that people are living for longer but in poorer health, but the latest research seems to dispel these fears.According to scientists at Harvard University and…
2013 August

Study finds elevated incidence of blood cancer near benzene-releasing facilities

Research suggests that living near to a benzene-releasing refinery or manufacturing plant may increase people's risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.People who live near facilities that release the chemical benzene into the environment may have an increased risk of certain cancers, a study has found.Benzene is an organic chemical that is principally…