Weight loss linked to lower breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women

In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the […]

One-third of ‘gluten-free’ restaurant foods in U.S. are not, study finds

(HealthDay)—If you’re gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the “gluten-free” foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research suggests. The finding will be of particular concern to the 1 percent of Americans with the autoimmune […]

Stop worrying and trust the evidence: it’s very unlikely Roundup causes cancer

The common weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is back in the news after a US court ruled it contributed to a man’s terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma). Following the court’s order for manufacturer Monsanto to compensate the former school ground’s keeper US$289 million, more than 9,000 […]

Los Angeles Hit With Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak, Some Parts At Epidemic Levels

Downtown Los Angeles has been hit with an outbreak of flea-borne typhus, Pasadena being the hardest hit. What is flea-borne typhus and how can it be prevented? Flea-Borne Typhus In Los Angeles County Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health […]

Want To Lower Your Risk Of Breast Cancer? Avoid Processed Meat, Says Study

Eating processed food such as bacon and sausage might lead to an increased risk of breast cancer, researchers have confirmed. Researchers looked at existing studies linking the consumption of red and processed meat to breast cancer. They found that people […]

Scorpion census: Researchers update global record of medically significant scorpions

Scorpions can be found at every corner of the globe and on six of the seven continents, from the southern tip of South America to the arid expanse of the Sahara Desert. That makes any rigorous accounting of the world’s […]

Why people with dementia don’t all behave the same

Dementia is the is the leading cause of death among Australian women and the third most common cause of death among men. Image: People with dementia experience a range of psychological symptoms and behavior changes. Credit: shutterstock.com While dementia is not a normal […]

Too much vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures

Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture-prone bones, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study, undertaken in mice, found that sustained intake of vitamin A, at levels equivalent […]