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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Experts Link Prolonged Sitting With Risk of Premature Death

Experts Link Prolonged Sitting With Risk of Premature Death

Sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest perpetrators of lifestyle ailments in today’s world. With more and more hours spent glued to our workstations, most of us are leading an alarmingly inactive life. The ill effects of prolonged sitting have long been highlighted by experts from all over. While some link it with obesity, others have tied it with risks of developing hypertension, heart ailments and even premature death. The World Health Organisation recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-rigorous level of physical activity for an average adult. Many experts…

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Instagram Direct Now Supports Sharing Photos in Landscape Orientation and Link Previews

Instagram Direct Now Supports Sharing Photos in Landscape Orientation and Link Previews

Instagram on Thursday introduced two new features to its Direct messaging service, bringing support for landscape and portrait photo/ video orientations along with the ability to send website links. In addition, the users will also be able to see links automatically generated for phone numbers and addresses sent via Instagram Direct. The support for links in Instagram Direct is now available on Android and iOS with an update to version 10.22, but the landscape/portrait mode support is only available on iOS, with the Android support ‘coming soon.’ Earlier, you could…

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TP Link Launches Deco M5, Mesh Wi Fi With Antivirus

TP Link Launches Deco M5, Mesh Wi Fi With Antivirus

TP-Link has launched Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi System, a mesh networking solution with built-in antivirus and malware security features from TrendMicro. By launching Deco M5, TP-Link aims to provide comprehensive wireless coverage in the home, and security features against malware and hackers integrated into its mesh networking product through a feature named TP-Link HomeCare. Inside the package, there are three Deco M5 units, all of which can be strategically placed in different locations to provide wireless coverage. These units support 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi with maximum data speeds of 867Mbps…

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Red Meat Link to Common Bowel Disease: Study

Red Meat Link to Common Bowel Disease: Study

A diet rich in red meat has been linked to a heightened risk of a bowel inflammation called diverticulitis, according to a study published Tuesday. The findings do not constitute evidence that meat is what causes the ailment, researchers said, but ought to be considered in designing healthier diets. Diverticulitis is a common condition which occurs when small pockets lining the intestine — called diverticula — become irritated. It accounts for some 200,000 hospital admissions every year in the United States alone, at an annual cost of about $2 billion…

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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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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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