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2013 October

More women paying attention to elective mastectomies

It would seem that Angelina Jolie's decision to go public about her elective mastectomy has seen more women choose the same path.Earlier this year, Angelina Jolie was praised for her brave decision to go public about choosing to have a double mastectomy, due to her increased genetic risk of developing…
2013 October

Diet more responsible for cancer than genes, says expert

Patrick Holford has said diet plays a more significant role in statistics for cancer cases than genes do.The British nutritional therapist and author Patrick Holford has claimed that diet plays just as important a role - if not a more important one - when it comes to cancer than genes…
2013 October

Diet and genes combine to affect digestive health

Diet and genetics are linked when it comes to digestive health - and understanding this relationship could shed important light on the treatment of Crohn's disease.The type of food an individual eats, combined with his or her unique genetic makeup, has an impact on their overall digestive health.New research carried…
2013 October

Cholesterol treatments could lead to memory loss, scientists warn

Two commonly-taken treatments for bad cholesterol could harm cognitive function, Bristol scientists warn.Statins commonly use to lower 'bad cholesterol' levels in the blood could also have an adverse effect on memory, scientists working in the UK have claimed.At present, it is estimated that as many as seven million people in…
2013 October

New digestion model offers insight into ulcer treatment

A new medical research model based on pigs closely mirrors similar clinical case studies in humans - and could shed important light on ulcer treatment.Using a research model based on pigs, rather than mice, could be a useful way for scientists and doctors to develop more effective treatments for inflammatory…
2013 October

Health expert shuns negativity surrounding menopause

Dr Marilyn Glenville has said she doesn't think all the negative sentiment surrounding the menopause helps the situation.Throughout our lives, each and every individual will go through various natural stages that make up the fundamental life cycle of a human being. The menopause is one such stage which every woman…
2013 October

Paracetamol boosts exercise performance, study claims

The popular painkiller could improve your ability to exercise, research has found.While paracetamol may traditionally offer a source of pain relief to those suffering illness or injury, a new study claims it could also have a positive effect on exercise performance.Research published in the September issue of Experimental Physiology indicates…