A New Study Uncovered a Common Risk For Breast Cancer—Here’s How You Can Take Action Now

A Cleveland Clinic doctor breaks it down. When it comes to cancer prevention, early detection and regular screenings are essential. It’s also important to educate yourself on risk factors and know what to look out for. According to a new study, many women are unaware of the fact that having dense breasts increases their chances …

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Using Running to Escape Everyday Stresses May Lead To Exercise Dependence Instead of Mental Well-being

Summary: Running can help some escape from their everyday stresses, however, some recreational runners show signs of exercise dependence. Exercise dependence could be the result of maladaptive escapism where one self-suppresses to avoid negative experiences. This can be detrimental to overall well-being. Source: Borders Recreational running offers a lot of physical and mental health benefits …

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Common Panic Response Can Desensitize Body to Temperature Changes

Summary: Panic-induced hyperventilation can reduce our ability to respond to environmental threats as it desensitizes body temperature to change. Source: University of Tsukuba The fight-or-flight response evolved to keep us safe from predators, but it can sometimes cause us to overreact in modern life when we don’t face the same dangers we once did. Now, …

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Scientists Discover Species of Gut Microbes That Can Boost the Motivation To Exercise

If the gut-to-brain pathway found in mice also exists in humans, it could be used as an effective method to enhance exercise and promote better overall health. Researchers have discovered a gut-to-brain pathway in mice that increases exercise performance. According to a study published in Nature, led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine …

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Cancer blood test using DNA fragments brings hope for earlier detection, say researchers

Researchers have developed a new machine-learning model to detect cancers that are in their early stages of disease by examining DNA fragments from cancer cells in the blood. A University of Wisconsin–Madison research team was able to detect cancer in the bloodstream in most of the samples tested, it said. Muhammed Murtaza, professor of surgery …

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Not Effective? Popular Anti-Aging Treatments Shown To Have a Limited Impact on Aging

The researchers tested common treatments for aging, including intermittent fasting which reduces calorie consumption, targeting a central node of cell metabolism (mTOR), and interfering with the release of growth hormone. A new study has examined the effectiveness of three treatment approaches that were previously thought to slow the aging process. However, when tested on mice, …

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If you retire early, you could be harming your health: new study

As they grow older, many Americans begin to think about the best time to retire. Yet a new study throws some warning signs around that decision — as retiring early could actually worsen people’s health. A recent paper published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization suggests that early retirement may accelerate cognitive decline …

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Researchers say they have found a link between nitrites – used to add color and flavoring to meats such as sausages and bacon – and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Health warning over bacon and sausage sarnies

New health warning over bacon and sausage sarnies: Preservatives in cured meats may raise risk of type 2 diabetes by over 50%, study suggests Researchers accessed data collected from over 100,000 people in France Participants self-reported medical history and diet for the seven-year study However, other experts have raised concerns about the most recent findings …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Study Looks at Monkeys as Possible Models

Summary: Study builds on mounting evidence that suggests rhesus monkeys may be a good model to study social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder. Source: Florida Institute of Technology New research builds upon growing evidence demonstrating the importance of rhesus macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta) as a model for the core social impairments observed in autism …

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