A mouse study may hold answers to the link between drinking and cancer

A mouse study may hold answers to the link between drinking and cancer

Alcohol damages the DNA of stem cells responsible for producing new blood, according to a mouse study which may explain the link between drinking and cancer, scientists said on Wednesday. Health watchdogs have long warned that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer – of the mouth, throat, larynx or voice box, oesophagus or food pipe, breast, liver and bowel. What was not well understood was: how? For the new study, published in the science journal Nature, researchers gave lab mice diluted alcohol, known chemically as ethanol. They then…

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Study Finds no Link Between Pregnancy Flu, Autism Risk

Study Finds no Link Between Pregnancy Flu, Autism Risk

Researchers found no link between influenza in pregnant women and the risk of her child developing autism after birth, a US study said Monday. Some earlier research has pointed to maternal infections as a possible cause of the neuro-developmental disorder, though other studies have not found any such link. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics involved more than 196,000 children born in California from 2000 to 2010. More than 3,100 children in the group had autism, which is believed to have genetic and environmental…

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Indian Scientists Discover Link Between Obesity, Diabetes

Indian Scientists Discover Link Between Obesity, Diabetes

In a major breakthrough, Indian scientists have zeroed in on key disease events triggering type 2 diabetes in obese people. They say the novel findings open up avenues for drug development and therapy and could also help identify those susceptible to the disease affecting 64.5 million Indians.With 9.8 million obese men and 20 million obese women (fifth and third rank respectively in the world in 2014), according to a study published in The Lancet journal, it is a double whammy for India. Scientists at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology…

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What’s The Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

What’s The Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

Yoga may have a bigger fan following right now, but with celebrity Pilates teachers like Yasmin Karachiwala who trains Bollywood’s best – Pilates, too, is rising in popularity. A question that constantly pops up among fitness newbies is whether they should take Yoga or Pilates. Both improve muscular and postural strength, increase flexibility and reduce stress. So what’s the difference? Yoga vs Pilates: The Breakdown 1. According to Vesna Pericevic Jacob of Vesna’s Wellness, “The main difference between Pilates and Yoga is in the core essence of the two. Yoga…

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The Difference Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

The Difference Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating, stopping the flow of blood to the brain and other organs. A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to a section of heart muscle is blocked, cutting off the supply of oxygen. That muscle can begin to die if deprived of oxygen for long. Long QT syndrome is an electrical problem in the heart. The name comes from an electrocardiogram reading that shows the time it takes for the heart to contract and recover. A two-year study involving…

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Public Awareness of Link Between Alcohol And Cancer Worryingly Low

Public Awareness of Link Between Alcohol And Cancer Worryingly Low

Almost 90 per cent of people in the UK do not associate drinkingalcohol with an increased risk of cancer, according to a new report published today.The study, commissioned by Cancer Research UK and led by researchers from the University of Sheffield, found that just 13 per cent of adults mentioned cancer when asked “which, if any, health conditions can result from drinking too much alcohol?” Drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of seven different cancers – liver, breast, bowel, mouth, throat, oesophageal (food pipe), laryngeal (voice box) but…

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