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Obese patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) are at higher risk of progression to multiple myeloma

New research shows that excess weight increases the risk that a benign blood disorder will progress into multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. The study, by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is published Nov. 18 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Being overweight or obese has …

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Mathematical model suggests increase in Zika virus outbreaks following Dengue fever vaccination

Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new research out of York University and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. The research identifies a potentially serious public health concern. More than a third of the world’s population lives in areas where dengue is endemic and cases of co-infection with Zika have already been …

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Shift work and sleep habits in men and cancer association shown in a research study

Men who have worked night shifts for more than 20 years, or who work night shifts without daytime napping, or sleep for more than ten hours per night on average may have an increased risk of cancer, according to a study published in Annals of Medicine. The study, led by scientists based at the Huazhong …

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Research finds that better cognitive function is associated with higher physical activity and healthy eating habits (fruits and vegetables)

Findings published this week in the Journal of Public Health reveal that both younger and older Canadian adults who engage in regular physical activity, consume more fruits and vegetables and are normal weight or overweight have overall better cognitive functioning. Regular engagement in physical activity and healthy eating has long been associated with a reduced …

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