Breast cancer genetics revealed: 72 new mutations discovered in global study

The genetic causes of breast cancer just got clearer. Researchers from 300 institutions around the world combined forces to discover 72 previously-unknown gene mutations that lead to the development of breast cancer. Two studies describing their work published Monday in the journals Nature and Nature Genetics. The teams found that 65 of the newly identified genetic variants are […]

News of Note—Understanding cancer metastasis; how a superbug secretes toxins; defining breast cancer risk

Using big data to boost cancer research In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco describe how they used big data to pinpoint the methods by which eight different cancers invade normal tissues and spread in the body. The team took data from the Cancer Genome Atlas, […]

Italian Scientists Report Patient Who Sweats Blood

Image Reprinted with permission from CMAJ Profuse sweating can lead to embarrassing pit stains and discomfort, sure. But you are sweating sweat. This Italian patient sweats blood. The 21-year-old patient entered a medical ward following three years of bleeding from her palms and face. She didn’t have any cuts and nothing seemed to cause or […]

Formerly conjoined Mooresville twins ‘thriving’ post separation surgery

WCNC 10:12 AM. EDT October 23, 2017 Children’s Hospital of Philadephia YouTube PHILADELPHIA, PA — Two formerly conjoined twin girls from Mooresville, North Carolina are thriving months after going through separation surgery. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) released an update on Abby and Erin Delaney saying they are now able to sit independently from […]

Study finds pollution is more deadly than war, disaster, and disease | Inhabitat

Environmental pollution isn’t just inconvenient, it’s also deadly. Every year, more people are killed by pollutants — from toxic air to contaminated water — than by all war and violence. Pollution is also responsible for more deaths than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. This disturbing revelation was revealed in a new study published in the […]

New study reveals which factors could be increasing the risk of postpartum depression

Relaxnews Published Monday, October 23, 2017 8:12AM EDT Last Updated Monday, October 23, 2017 8:13AM EDT New U.S. research has revealed some of the factors that could be influencing the risk of postpartum depression (PPD), including giving birth in fall or summer, not having anesthesia, and delivering babies earlier in pregnancy. Carried out by researchers […]

Flu Shots for Seniors | HuffPost

What can you tell me about the flu shots made for seniors? I got sick last winter after getting a standard flu shot, and am wandering if the flu vaccine for older adults would provide me better protection this year. There are actually two different flu shots – the Fluzone High Dose and FLUAD – […]

IARC’s Glyphosate-gate Scandal – Forbes

Breitbart News IARC’s Glyphosate-gate ScandalForbesIn March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, issued a report labeling the weed killer glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” This ruling caused consternation in the scientific and agricultural communities. Glyphosate, which is …Activist case that glyphosate herbicide causes cancer mired in scandalGenetic Literacy ProjectWar against chemicals is a […]