Simple blood test that predicts if a woman"s breast cancer is likely to return

Simple blood test that predicts if a woman's breast cancer is likely to return Test detects genetic changes in DNA that could signal return of most common form of breast cancer Early warning could spare some women unnecessary treatment with gruelling anti-cancer drugs By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 18 January 2013 A simple blood test could predict if the most common form of breast cancer will come back after treatment, say scientists.

Children from poor families are more likely to eat junk food, claim researchers

Children from poor families are more likely to eat junk food, claim researchers PUBLISHED: 15:52 GMT, 23 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 23 August 2012 Young children from poor families are more likely to consume junk food and fizzy drinks than their better off counterparts, it was claimed today.

Eggs: Are they bad for cholesterol and how many can I have?

Are they bad for cholesterol and how many can I have: Unscrambling the truth about eggs | UPDATED: 02:28 GMT, 7 August 2012 Once demonised as bad for the heart, eggs have been repositioned as a health food in recent years as researchers have found that not only are they good for hearts, but can even help you to lose weight.

Gut hormone that could cure obesity crisis by suppressing appetite

Gut hormone 'could cure obesity crisis by suppressing appetite' Hungry Professor Raj Padwal from the University of Alberta said overweight people should still make lifestyle changes, despite the advent of new fat-busting drugs An appetite-suppressing gut hormone could help obese patients to both shed weight and lower their blood pressure. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that is secreted from the intestine when we eat. It was recently introduced as a treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes because of its ability to regulate blood sugar levels