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‘Potentially devastating’: Climate crisis may fuel future pandemics | Environment

There will be at least 15,000 instances of viruses leaping between species over the next 50 years, with the climate crisis helping fuel a “potentially devastating” spread of disease that will imperil animals and people and risk further pandemics, researchers have warned. As the planet heats up, many animal species will be forced to move …

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CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections

NEW YORK (AP) — Three out of every four US children have been infected with the coronavirus and more than half of all Americans had signs of previous infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers estimated in a report Tuesday. The researchers examined blood samples from more than 200,000 Americans and looked for virus-fighting …

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Can Your Diet Help Prevent Dementia?

Walnuts can improve cognitive function. Blueberries can boost memory. Fish oil supplements can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. You may have noticed these buzzy “brain food” claims scattered across online health articles and social media feeds. But can certain foods or diets really stave off or prevent dementia? Experts say that while nutrition studies …

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Why you can expect more ticks this summer in Michigan

As Michigan enters another spring tick season, the overall outlook feels a bit bleak. Over the past decade these biting arachnids have been expanding their range across the state, and while certain factors might make a particular year feel better or worse than others, more ticks begets more ticks — meaning, overall, the situation here …

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Despite a ‘bucketload’ of drugs, his blood pressure was perilously high

Placeholder while article actions load Andrew J. Rosen wasn’t surprised when he was diagnosed with high blood pressure at 39. Both his parents had taken medication for years, which had effectively controlled the condition that affects nearly half of all American adults and frequently runs in families. But Rosen, who lives in Carlsbad, Calif., was …

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‘Like fingerprints at a crime scene’: study finds new clues about causes of cancer | Cancer

Analysis of thousands of tumors has unveiled a treasure trove of clues about the causes of cancer, representing a significant step towards the personalization of treatment. Researchers say that for the first time it is possible to detect patterns – called mutational signatures – in the DNA of cancers. These provide clues including about whether …

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Cambridge University researchers studied the genetic make-up of more than 12,000 people with cancer in England, which allows them to see the origins of the tumour.  They spotted 58 new patterns in the DNA of cancer, suggesting there are causes that scientists are not yet aware of

Cancer breakthrough as scientists find a ‘treasure trove’ of genetic clues

Analysis of thousands of tumors from NHS patients has identified a ‘treasure trove’ of new clues about the causes of cancer. In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Cambridge University Hospitals looked at the genomes of more than 12,000 people with cancer in England. They spotted 58 new patterns in their DNA, called …

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Your Blood Type Matters When It Comes to Heart Health, Science Says

Naeblys/Getty Images Do you know your blood type? Unless you’ve donated blood, were given a transfusion or found out during pregnancy, maybe you’ve never thought twice about it. But coursing through your veins every second of every day are tiny variations that categorize your blood into one of these groups: A+, A-, B+, B-, O-, …

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Doctors dismissed dangerous symptoms saying I was just getting fat

A mom nearly died after claiming doctors repeatedly dismissed her symptoms, saying she was just “getting fat”. Sarah McInnes, 38, complained to her GP of ballooning by two dress sizes from a 12 to a 16 in just four weeks, in January of this year. Initially, doctors had told her the unusual weight gain was …

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