Global melanoma rate to increase by 50% by 2040, researchers predict
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(Donna Lu/ The Guardian) — New cases of melanoma are set to increase by 50% globally by 2040, with a 68% increase in deaths, according to new research.

An international team of researchers have analysed the global burden of melanoma, which accounts for approximately one in five skin cancers. Data from the International   …

Endometriosis may be linked to ovarian cancer – but it’s not all bad news
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(Jamie Priest/ Cosmos Magazine) — Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects the health of one in women of reproductive age, in which tissue similar to the uterus lining grows in other parts of the body, such as the bladder or bowel.

It’s thought to be the cause of up to half of all unexplained infertility, and in  …

Indigenous Amazonians have just 1% dementia rates. Why?
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(David Nield/ Science Alert) — We know about the devastating effect that Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can have on people – but what’s less clear is how they get started in the brain and what can be done to cure them or prevent them from happening in the first place.

Some clues could be found amongst  …

Tips for women to prevent heart disease
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(US Food and Drug Administration) — More women die from heart disease than from any other cause: about one in five American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You can take action now to reduce your risk. Resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can help women of all ages learn  …

7 foods your heart will love
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(Lisa Bendall/ Everything Zoomer) — Among the various lifestyle strategies that are known to be helpful for your heart, eating well is definitely a significant one. In fact, after studying the evidence, the American Heart Association has said that a healthy diet is as effective at lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease  …

The many benefits of working out in winter
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(Nick Beare/ Healthing) — If this round of COVID-19-related gloom has hit a little harder, I feel the same. Maybe it’s the brutal weather. Maybe it’s the worry over not knowing when all-things-pandemic will end. Either way, the start to 2022 has been rough, and it has me wanting to find healthy things to do that don’t involve
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Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women.
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(Sandy Bauers/ Philadelphia Inquirer) — The more the researchers learn about the human heart, the more they realize that men’s and women’s hearts are different.

Different things can go wrong with them. Or the same things can happen, but at different rates.

One example: Far more women — mostly older women — get a malady called  …

Can Viagra cut risk of Alzheimer’s disease? What we know
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(George Citroner/ Healthline) — An erectile dysfunction drug, also used to treat high blood pressure, has already shown promise to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Now, new research adds to evidence finding this well-known drug might help reduce the risk of developing the degenerative condition.

“After searching  …

The race to stop ageing: 10 breakthroughs that will help us grow old healthily
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(Andrew Steele/ Science Focus) — Ageing is the single largest cause of human suffering. It might sound counter-intuitive, but it makes sense when you think it through: all of the biggest killers in the modern world, from cancer to heart disease to dementia, affect older people far more often than younger ones.

We’ve even  …

Most adults shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent heart attack, panel says
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(Kaitlin Sullivan/ NBC News) — Taking a daily low-dose aspirin has long been recommended for heart health, but an influential organization changed its guidance on Tuesday.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts, released an updated draft recommendation that says most  …

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