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Tumours ‘corrupt’ healthy tissue to support its ‘growth and survival’

Cancer cells may ‘corrupt’ surrounding healthy tissue to help tumours grow, spread and resist treatment, scientists claim Scientists studied the tissue that surrounds mice tumours in the laboratory  Cancer ‘exerts a powerful influence over its neighbouring cells’ Helps experts understand how tumours trigger changes that help them survive  Cancer cells may ‘corrupt’ healthy tissue to help them […]

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Which diet keeps your heart healthy?

Diet doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that aren’t very healthy. But new recommendations released recently by a team of health experts refer to diet with a different goal in mind: preventing heart disease and stroke. […]

Health Problems

Computers can ‘spot the difference’ between healthy brains and the brains of people with DID

Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, on the basis of their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers performed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans […]

Health Problems

Got menopause? Healthy lifestyle now is crucial for heart health

A healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may offset the acceleration of atherosclerosis, the slow narrowing of the arteries that increases with age, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Women participating in the Study of Women’s Health […]

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How to keep gums healthy: 7 ways

Gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, a person can take many steps to prevent and even reverse gum disease. These include: brushing the teeth properly choosing the right toothpaste flossing daily taking care when rinsing out the mouth using mouthwash having regular dental checkups stopping smoking This article examines how these step can […]

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Just because you’re thin, it doesn’t mean you’re healthy

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese. But it’s much harder to estimate how many are within a healthy weight range but have poor diets or sedentary lifestyles. These can cause significant health problems that will often be missed because the person appears to look […]

Kids Health

5 best healthy breakfast ideas during pregnancy

Here are a few healthy breakfast options to satisfy those sweet or savoury cravings during pregnancy. By Payal Kothari Eating a good breakfast kickstarts your day with the essential nutrients you need to get the day going, and during pregnancy you are more likely to need that energy boost. Hunger pangs, feeling low and nausea […]