New blood test could be the ‘holy grail of cancer research’

A blood test could one day save millions by allowing doctors to screen for cancer before patients show symptoms. The test, called a “liquid biopsy,” screens for 10 types of the disease by detecting trace amounts of DNA released into the bloodstream by cancer cells. So far, it has proven particularly capable of detecting ovarian…


Medicare Enrollment: How and When to Enroll in Medicare

You have several options when the time comes for you to enroll in Medicare. For some people, Medicare enrollment is automatic, while for others, it may depend on when and how they become eligible. How to enroll in Medicare You can enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B in the following ways: Online…


20 Bizarre Ways To Burn Calories

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There are many ways to burn calories, an average sized human will burn about 2400 Calories per day without doing any exercise. Below are the funniest, most bizarre ways of losing calories. The results are based on an average 150 pound human. 1. Singing in the shower can burn an extra 10-20 Calories per song,…


Smoking is bad for your health no matter what

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People who are cutting down on their smoking habits could still be at risk of suffering from potentially life-threatening health conditions, experts claim. Smoking just one cigarette a day can still have a drastic effect on overall wellbeing and can greatly increase the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke later on in life, according to…


2018 Golden Globe Awards: Highlights

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the tale of a mother seeking answers for her daughter’s murder, beat big ticket films like The Post and Dunkirk to win Best Motion Picture – Drama award on Monday morning at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. The film’s stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell took home the Best Performance…


World Health Organization says gaming addiction is a disease

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the latest draft of its International Compendium of Diseases. Two of the most eye-catching additions to this update, the first in several years, are “hazardous gaming,” and “gaming disorder.” This would effectively put a gaming addiction on the same level as that of a substance addiction. The entry…


Does phone radiation give you cancer?

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I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people speculate, joke, or jokingly speculate that their cellphone might be giving them cancer. It comes from a very reasonable place of discomfort — few people understand how radiation works, we put our phones right beside our brains all the time, and technology in general often feels…


Diabetes and Obesity Increase Risk of Cancer

As the cases of obesity and diabetes surge, the incidences of cancer also increase. Nearly six percent of new cancers were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published in medical journal Lancet recently. Experts say that diabetes combined with obesity is responsible for around 8 lakh cancer cases each year across the…


Connection found between air pollutants and mortality from kidney, bladder cancer

In a new large-scale prospective study led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), researchers observed an association between some air pollutants and mortality from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer. Turns out, air pollution is associated with cancer mortality beyond lung cancer. In a new large-scale prospective study led by the Barcelona Institute of…