New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks: Policies that limit ultra-processed food intake are urgently needed, say researchers

Two large European studies published by The BMJ today find positive associations between consumption of highly processed (“ultra-processed”) foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death. The researchers say further work is needed to better understand these effects, and a direct (causal) link remains to be established, but they call for policies that promote consumption of fresh or minimally processed […]

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Caution: Dangerous Hantavirus is spread increasingly, So protect yourself

Warning against the dangerous Hantavirus – more and more infections In different regions of Germany, there is an increased risk for Hantaviurs infections is currently. The pathogen is transmitted through infected animals and by humans leads to flu-like symptoms. Health experts explain how you can protect yourself. Currently, there is more to Hantavirus infections In Parts of Germany, Hantavirus infections […]

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Scientists discover ‘switch’ that helps breast cancer spread around the body

The early-stage research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, identified a genetic ‘switch’ in breast cancer cells that boosts the production of a type of internal scaffolding. This scaffolding is a type of protein, called Keratin-80, and related to the protein that helps keep hair strong. Boosting the amount of this scaffolding […]

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Scandal: Of the University announced breast cancer blood test not available

University hospital Heidelberg: scandal of the highly acclaimed blood test for cancer In February, the University hospital of Heidelberg had announced a “milestone in the breast cancer diagnostics”. The clinic reported on a new blood test to improve the detection of breast cancer. In the meantime it is known that there is this Test even. Different blood tests for cancer […]

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Among older women, 10,000 steps per day not needed for lower mortality: Older women who took 4,400 steps per day had lower mortality than those taking 2,700; risk of death continued to decrease with more steps up to 7,500 steps per day before levelling off

In the world of step goals and activity trackers, the number 10,000 can sound like a magic one. Many wearable devices that track the number of steps a person takes each day come pre-programmed with a daily goal of 10,000 steps. But while a large body of evidence shows that physical activity is good for a person’s health and longevity, […]

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Exposure to airborne metal pollution associated with increased risk of early mortality

Although there is ample evidence that air pollution — specifically airborne particulate matter — is associated with an increased risk of premature death, it is still not known which specific particles are responsible for this effect. The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a research centre supported by “la Caixa,” participated in a study that used wild moss samples to […]

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NHS has lost 700 GPs in three years

NHS has LOST 700 GPs in three years since the Government’s promise to recruit 5,000 extra family doctors by 2020 NHS statistics today revealed staff numbers in GP surgeries have started to rise But the overall number of fully-qualified GPs has dropped from 29,379 to 28,697  Labour’s shadow health secretary said the drop highlighted the ongoing ‘crisis’  The NHS has […]

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Parkinson’s disease: The one often overlooked early warning sign to watch out for

Parkinson’s disease is a life-changing diagnosis. While there is currently no cure for the condition, early detection is crucial to developing treatments to relieve symptoms and maintain quality of life. One often overlooked early sign is a loss of smell. Research conducted by the University of Auckland identified an anatomical link for the loss of smell in Parkinson’s disease. Associate […]

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