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Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child

Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child,...

Circumcision could prevent prostate cancer… if it’s performed after the age...

Montreal study shows the effect is particularly strong amongst black men Researchers at the University of Montreal and the INRS-Institut-Armand-Frappier have shown that men circumcised...

Sleep may stop chronic pain sufferers from becoming zombies

Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. The study by the University of Warwick's...

Surprising new way to kill cancer cells

Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that cancer cells – and not normal cells – can be killed by eliminating either the FAS receptor, also...

Stroke patients may benefit from new routines

People who have suffered a stroke often experience severe fatigue. But doctors find it hard to help these patients as their experiences of fatigue...

Heart Scans Only Useful in Prescribing Statins Under Certain Conditions

As long as inexpensive statins, which lower cholesterol, are readily available and patients don’t mind taking them, it doesn’t make sense to do a...

Nasal filter looks promising for allergy sufferers

Clinical research from Aarhus University suggests that a newly developed type of filter can help people with nasal symptoms from seasonal hay fever A small...

Misplaced protein causes heart failure

Study shows how changes in the organized cell membrane network of heart muscle leads to heart failure Colchicine, a drug that's used to treat gout,...

The only top 10 cancer where survival rates are falling

Of the top 10 cancers in the UK, bladder cancer is only one where survival rates have been shown to be getting worse. New...

Exhausted? It’s the perfect time to make health decisions

From keeping up a daily exercise routine to eating healthy foods and avoiding impulse purchases, self-control is hard work. Ironically, when it comes to...

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