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


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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.

Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after new genetic link between disease and cholesterol


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Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after making genetic link between disease and cholesterol Link means patients could one day be given statins to protect against developing cancer and to treat tumours | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 14 September 2012 Pills taken by up to seven million Britons to combat high cholesterol could slash the risk of developing cancer, according to researchers.

Fatty blood could provide early warning sign of Alzheimer"s


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Fatty blood could provide early warning sign of Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 09:28 GMT, 19 July 2012 Dementia: The degenerative condition affects more than 300,000 people in the UK High levels of a fat in the blood could provide an early warning of Alzheimer's, researchers say.

How garlic can prevent a dicky tummy: Ingredient "100 times more powerful at fighting food poisoning than antibiotics"


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How garlic can prevent a dicky tummy: Ingredient '100 times more powerful at fighting food poisoning than antibiotics' | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 1 May 2012 Garlic: A powerful natural anti-bacterial A garlic ingredient is 100 times more powerful than two popular antibiotics at fighting one of the leading causes of food poisoning, say scientists.

Having children does not encourage parents to eat healthier


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Having children does NOT encourage parents to eat more healthily Couples 'may be influenced by fussy children' | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 1 May 2012 Parents are known for nagging their children to eat their greens, but a new study has found they don't apply their healthy eating advice to their own plates.

Georgetown University Medical Centre: Scientists discover "greedy gene that makes you eat more even when you are full


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‘Greedy gene’ that makes you eat more even when you are full is uncovered by scientistsCould lead to treatments for obesity | UPDATED: 19:28 GMT, 18 March 2012 The secret to staying slim may be all in your genes.

End alcohol home deliveries to drunken party-goers, urges leading doctor


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End alcohol home deliveries to drunken party-goers, urges leading doctor A leading doctor today urged the Government to clamp down on companies that carry out home deliveries to drunk people who have run out of alcohol at a party.

Why a mother”s love really is priceless: It “prevents illness in middle age… even if you’re poor”


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Why a mother’s love really is priceless: It prevents illness even into middle age. You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby.

Teenagers with alcoholic parents more likely to have addictive personalities


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Teenagers with alcoholic parents more likely to have impulsive and addictive personalities Adolescents with a family history of alcoholism were more likely to risk money in a game of Wheel of FortuneHoped findings will help develop prevention strategies Teenagers with a family history of alcoholism are more likely to develop similar addictions because of the way their brains are wired, say scientists. They found such adolescents exhibited more impulsive behaviour, a trait associated with alcohol abuse. It is now hoped the findings will help develop more effective prevention strategies and treatment for different high-risk populations

Keeping up-to-date with current affairs will make you live longer, says study


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Reading MailOnline will make you live longer (OK, any news media will do), says study People who use mass media have healthier dietsExperts hope findings will help develop more effective health strategies People who keep up-to-date with current affairs are more health-conscious and will live longer, say scientists.