A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA).
Researchers pinpoint causes for spike in breast cancer genetic testing
By Kristi Stone Hamrick*
Exercise should be fun
How easy you find drifting off at night could be down to your personality, a new study showed.
Introverts more likely to sleep badly
Prediabetes — the stage before a type 2 diagnosis — is on rise, but changing your diet can help prevent symptoms.
Prediabetes, a warning sign to change lifestyle
A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease.
Yoga, aerobics may help with heart disease risk factors
As the debate over the safety of electronic cigarettes rages, a new study found that e-cigarettes trigger damaging immune responses not seen from tobacco cigarettes.
Scientists reveal e-cigarettes may trigger unique immune responses
The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individuals, researchers have found.
Electroconvulsive therapy mostly used on women, older people
Researchers in Norway and Britain have found a method for predicting development of bacteria that can result in new and better vaccines, Norwegian public broadcaster NRK reported.
New bacteria research to improve vaccines
Daily aspirin may reduce the risk of liver cancer for people with hepatitis B infection, a new study suggested.
Aspirin may reduce risk for liver cancer
High cholesterol is often caused by poor diet and smoking. However, it could be thanks to an inherited condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia.
High cholesterol could make you a hundred times more likely to have a heart attack

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