Pancreatic Cancer Comes in Four Types

A new study into the disruption occurring in chromosomes in pancreatic cancer indicates that there are four subtypes of pancreatic cancer, depending on the level of disruption.

Sunlight Damages Skin Long After Exposure – Increasing The Risk of Skin Cancer

Scientists at Yale University have stated that exposure to sunlight continues to damage skin and increase the risk of skin cancer long after exposure has stopped.

Increase Calorie Burning in Muscle – Faster Fat Loss

Scientists at the University of Iowa believe they have developed a new exercise methodology that reduces efficiency in muscles and leads to greater calorie expenditure and fat loss. The method has been touted as a possible way to overcome the body’s natural resistance to losing weight and homeostasis.

Fifteen Minute Ebola Test Gains Approval

The World Health Organization has approved a rapid test for ebola – the test can provide a result in just 15 minutes. The approval comes in the wake of the current ebola epidimic which has already claimed the lives of 9,300 people.

Do We Already Produce a Cure for Cancer?

Research from Concordia has stated that a potential cure for cancer may already be present in the human body. A report published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences has stated that lithocholic acid, a bile acid, is effective at killing cancer cells.

HRT May Increase The Risk of Ovarian Cancer

An analysis of 52 individual studies by the University of Oxford has found that the use of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) in women may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. HRT, as the name suggests, given to replace hormones that the body is no longer producing – in women, it is typically prescribed to post-menopausal women.

New Treatment for Prostate Cancer May Be More Effective

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have reported that a new type of treatment may be far more effective than current methods using current taxane family drugs. Prostate cancer is currently the second most common form of cancer amongst men in the United States. In the UK, over 40,000 new cases are identified each year so any improvement in treatment could have very positive effects for men all over the world.

Paprika May Protect Against Parkinson’s

Researchers at the University of Washington have stated that eating paprika (or peppers) daily halve their chance of developing Parkinson’s compared with individuals who do not.

Active Women Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Blood Clots

New research published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation journal indicates that middle-aged women who are physically active a few times a week have a lower risk of heart disease, forming clots or having a stroke when compared to non-active women. Interestingly, increasing the frequency of activity did not lead to further reductions in risk.

Potent Forms of Cannabis May Increase the Risk of Psychosis

A study of 780 individuals carried out by King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience suggests the risk of psychosis is three times higher in users of “skunk-like” cannabis compared against non-users. 410 cannabis users were compared against 370 individuals who had never used the drug. The full analysis stated the use of “skunk-like”, potent cannabis was linked to 24% of new psychosis cases found in the test population. The UK Home Office has weighed in and stated that this is a fundamental reason why cannabis is illegal in the UK.