News tagged with familial risk

Larger families reduce cancer risk

Families with many children have a lower risk of cancer. Greater family size reduces the risk not only in women but also in men, a global study using data from 178 countries by the University of Zurich and the Adelaide Medical ...

Oct 10, 2018
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Four myths about breast cancer debunked

(HealthDay)—There are four common myths about breast cancer that can affect prevention and treatment of the most common type of cancer in American women, an oncologist says.

Oct 09, 2018
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When is a colonoscopy necessary?

A recent study found around 30% of all procedures performed in a New South Wales hospital were either unhelpful or harmful. Some of these, which included performing a colonoscopy for constipation, were becoming more prevalent.

Sep 06, 2018
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Study sheds light on genetic foundation of migraines

The nauseating, often debilitating, headaches affect 15-20 percent of adults in developed countries, yet they remain stubbornly hard to explain. Scientists know that migraines tend to run in families but aren't sure exactly ...

May 03, 2018
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