cancer

Cancer doesn’t change young girl’s desire to have children
Cancer doesn’t change young girl’s desire to have children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues have found that healthy adolescent females have predetermined expectations for becoming parents in the future, but have concerns about fertility and childbearing should they develop a life-threatening illness, such as cancer. According to ... Read More »

Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations of children
Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations of children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Washington State University researchers have lengthened their list of environmental toxicants that can negatively affect as many as three generations of an exposed animal’s offspring. Writing in the online journal PLOS ONE, scientists led by molecular biologist Michael Skinner document ... Read More »

Teens susceptible to Hepatitis B Infection despite vaccination as infants
Teens susceptible to Hepatitis B Infection despite vaccination as infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research reveals that a significant number of adolescents lose their protection from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, despite having received a complete vaccination series as infants. Results in an issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley on behalf ... Read More »

Many causes for learning lags in tumor disorder
Many causes for learning lags in tumor disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The causes of learning problems associated with an inherited brain tumor disorder are much more complex than scientists had anticipated, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. The disorder, neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), is among the most ... Read More »

Cancer diagnosis later in life poses significant risk to offspring
Cancer diagnosis later in life poses significant risk to offspring (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Relatives of family members diagnosed with cancer are still at risk of the disease even if the diagnosis came at an older age. It is known that early onset cancer cases carry more hereditary risk than late onset cases, but ... Read More »

Hair dye in pregnancy
Hair dye in pregnancy (6 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)

Is it safe to dye my hair while I’m pregnant? The number of natural and synthetic chemicals that we are exposed to has increased dramatically over the past 70 years, and hair dyes are just one of the products which ... Read More »

Hair treatments during pregnancy
Hair treatments during pregnancy (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are other hair treatments safe during pregnancy? Like hair dyes, both hair bleaching and curling procedures make use of many different chemicals and we cannot assume that they have been adequately tested by regulatory bodies to ensure their safety. There is ... Read More »

Diesel fumes increase risk of childhood brain tumours
Diesel fumes increase risk of childhood brain tumours (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A link between brain tumours in children and their parents’ exposure to diesel exhaust fumes before birth has been found by researchers at The University of Western Australia-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and the Telethon Institute for ... Read More »

Diets lower in fat lead to reductions in weight
Diets lower in fat lead to reductions in weight (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The ideal proportion of total fat in the human diet is unclear. But reducing overall fat in the typical diet can lead to small reductions in body weight in adults that could be highly significant on a population-wide scale. The ... Read More »

New gene-sequencing tools offer clues to highest-risk form of a childhood cancer
New gene-sequencing tools offer clues to highest-risk form of a childhood cancer (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using powerful gene-analysis tools, researchers have discovered mutations in two related genes, ARID1A and ARID1B, that are involved in the most aggressive form of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. While these findings do not immediately improve clinical treatments, they identify a ... Read More »

 
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