Medical research

A gene mutation that protects against disease

Canadian scientists looking at a rare genetic mutation think they may have discovered the proverbial fountain of youth. But it's not for everyone: so far, the mutation has only been found in a handful of French-Canadian families.

Health

Ethnic minorities in Scotland have longer life expectancy

People living in Scotland who describe themselves as being of an ethnic minority have a longer life expectancy than those describing themselves as White Scottish, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Adolescents and gynecologic health

My daughter is 14 and her pediatrician recently reminded us that she should get the HPV vaccine because it can help prevent cervical cancer. That got me thinking about gynecologic health for my daughter. Are there conditions ...

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