Testing for more breast cancer genes offers useful information. New tests for breast cancer risk mutations beyond the well–known breast cancer genes would offer actionable information for many women and their doctors, a new study finds. Reuters Health, 08/13/2015. (Also see Cancer)
This Is the Worst Kind of Fat for Your Heart. Trans fats are linked to the highest rates of death from all causes, deaths from heart disease and heart problems. Time Healthland, 08/11/2015. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)
Healing Sounds: Music in the Operating Room Can Ease Pain, Researchers Say. Playing music while patients are having surgery can ease their pain and anxiety, even if patients are completely unconscious, researchers reported. NBC News, 08/12/2015.
Lyme Disease Is Spreading, Government Research Finds. Lyme disease is gradually spreading from the Northeast and becoming more common farther south and east, government researchers reported. NBC News, 07/15/2015.
Screen Depressed Teens for Heart Disease, Experts Say. Depression and bipolar disease can put teens at a significantly higher risk of heart disease, so adolescents with mood disorders need to get extra screening. NBC News, 08/10/2015. (Also see Depression)
Half of adults do NO exercise AT ALL. Being fit and healthy is not ‘an integral part of people's lives’ and almost half of adults admit to doing ‘no exercise whatsoever’, a new study has revealed. Mail Online, 08/14/2015. (Also see Exercise and Arthritis)
How our body defences ‘can block chemo’. Some tumours are being protected against chemotherapy by cancer patients’ own immune systems, researchers have found. Mail Online, 08/13/2015. (Also see Cancer)
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