October 2006

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October 31, 2006

Scientists Identify 'Faulty Cancer Gene' That Doubles Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Genetic defects in CHEK2 and TP53 have previously been implicated in prostate cancer development. However, the interaction of these two genes in prostate cancer tumorigenesis has not been investigated, until now. The finding published online by the Journal of Medical... ... more

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October 27, 2006

Resveratrol In red Wine Said To Cut Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer accounts for nine per cent of new cancer cases every year worldwide.

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October 19, 2006

Scientists Say Genetically-Engineered Form Of Adenovirus Targets Cancer Cells

... when the new adenovirus is injected into cancerous tumours, cancer cells are quickly targeted and killed - leaving normal cells unharmed.

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October 16, 2006

Fat Lnked To Loss Of Intelligence

Results from a word memory test showed that people with a BMI of 20 - considered to be a healthy level - remembered an average of nine out of 16 words. But people with a BMI of 30 - inside the obese range - remembered an average of just seven out of 16 words.

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October 13, 2006

Sleep Apnea

We have reason to be concerned about sleep apnea because it affects an estimated 12 million Americans, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The condition can contribute to heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure,... ... more

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October 10, 2006

Appetite-Fighting Molecule May Fight Obesity

Overweight and obesity are a global epidemic in both developing as well as developed nations, and according to the World Health Organization, of the estimated 1 billion adults worldwide who are overweight, about 300 million are considered obese. Obesity is... ... more

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October 4, 2006

Reduced Smoking Called Key to Male Drop in Cancer Mortality

Although active smoking causes a long list of other cancers, lung cancer deaths make up 80% of all smoking-attributable cancer deaths in the U.S.

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October 2, 2006

New Blood Test Detects Lung Cancer

... a new blood test may be able to spot lung cancer in its earliest stages, when it is potentially curable.

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