Genetic test for breast cancer helps women decide if preventive cancer treatment is right for them

A new study by University of Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba and Mayo Clinic researchers has found that when women at high risk are provided with the results of genetic testing, they are more likely to take preventive medications to reduce their chances of developing breast cancer. Studies have shown that the risk of breast cancer can be reduced by half using […]

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Sarah Palin's Daughter Willow Is Pregnant With Twins: 'So Excited'

Double the trouble! Sarah Palin’s daughter Willow Palin is pregnant and expecting twins with her husband, Ricky Bailey. “@rickyb901 and I are so excited to welcome TWO little babies into this world!” the former vice presidential candidate’s daughter, 24, wrote on Instagram on Monday, May 27. “Baby Bailey’s arriving December 2019.” https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx_NKC0hnKO/ @rickyb901 and I are so excited to welcome TWO little babies […]

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Biochemical compound responsible for blood pressure drop in sepsis is discovered

A study conducted by an international group of researchers has overturned the understanding of life-threatening inflammatory diseases such as sepsis, pointing to a biochemical agent that may be involved in the rapid decline in blood pressure that occurs in the advanced stage of sepsis and usually causes the patient’s death. This discovery could pave the way for novel therapeutic approaches. […]

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Is my child seriously ill?

Parents generally tend to consider their child more unwell than GPs and use different factors to judge symptom severity, according to researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care in a study published in the British Journal of General Practice. Respiratory infections are the commonest reason parents take children to see their GP. Disagreement between parents and […]

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