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Balding, premature graying tied to higher heart disease risk

Male-pattern baldness and premature greying are associated with a greater risk of heart disease before the age of 40 than obesity, according to a new study from India. Does this mean that doctors should be screening our hairline alongside traditional risk factors such as our weight and blood pressure? Beyond these classical risk factors, several slightly odd risk factors have ...

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When Your Activity Tracker Becomes a Personal Medical Device

Fitbit spent its first decade selling activity trackers. With its latest moves, the company is starting to look less like a gear maker selling pricey accessories to fitness buffs and more like a medical-device company, catering to hospitals, patients, and health insurers. The company’s business-to-business arm, called Health Solutions, is now addressing four health conditions—sleep disorders including sleep apnea, diabetes, ...

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Controversial sugar industry study on cancer uncovered

(CNN)An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry’s controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper. Yet the study itself was never published and has been forgotten until now. The association also noted that the study described in the new paper ended without publication partly due to being “significantly delayed” and “consequently ...

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District nurse numbers under pressure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTemba Ndirigu: “You are out of your comfort zone” District nurses play a vital role in keeping patients out of hospital by providing care in their own homes, but official figures show their numbers have nearly halved since 2010. In the Seacroft area of Leeds, community matron Temba Ndirigu is driving to ...

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Penny Mordaunt replaces Priti Patel in May’s cabinet

Pro-Brexit work and pensions minister promoted to international development secretary, after Patel quit over Israel row Penny Mordaunt, the Brexit-backing work and pensions minister, has been appointed international development secretary to replace Priti Patel, who resigned from the cabinet on Wednesday night. Mordaunts appointment will appease many Eurosceptic MPs who wanted to see the prime minister preserve the balance of ...

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Puerto Rico children’s hospital receives much-needed fuel supply

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN)The US Army has delivered a three-day supply of fuel to a San Juan, Puerto Rico, children’s hospital where patients were in danger due a diesel shortage. The children depend on ventilators to survive, according to Domingo Cruz Vivaldi, executive director of the San Jorge Children’s Hospital. But a shortage of diesel, which powers generators, meant ...

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World Health Organization: Processed Meats Cause Cancer

The report also links red meat to cancer. It classifies beef, lamb and pork as “probable” carcinogens in a second-tier list that also includes glyphosate, the active ingredient in many weedkillers. The findings, which are based on more than 800 studies, are already receiving pushback from meat industry groups that argue meat is part of a balanced diet and that the cancer ...

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Newly Discovered Enzyme Prevents Sugar Being Stored As Fat

Its January, and many of you are likely scrambling to pick a diet in an attempt to lose some of the post-Christmas weight gain. Your body’s conversion of all the excess sugar consumed into fat certainly didn’t help, but a team of researchers from the University of Montreal may have found a way to regulate this. As reported in Proceedings ...

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