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2012-10-01 20:53:05

University of Michigan Health System study makes step toward learning when cancer screenings should start Those who smoke and drink heavily may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than those who don't, according to a study led by a University of Michigan Health System gastroenterologist. In the study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, heavy smokers with pancreatic cancer were diagnosed around age 62 and heavy drinkers at age 61 — almost a decade...

2012-10-01 14:44:55

Studies presented at ESMO 2012 highlight challenges of cancer prevention New insights on the global fight to prevent cancers were presented during the ESMO 2012 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Vienna. The studies highlight the challenges of overcoming misunderstandings about how important lifestyle factors are in reducing cancer risk. "These studies highlight the fact that a large proportion of the European population does not particularly like the idea of...

Benefits of Red Wine May Include Eating Less Says Study On Bees
2012-09-25 09:44:50

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The adage that ℠if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is´ comes to mind when considering a recent joint study performed by Arizona State University, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Harvard Medical School. For more than a decade, we´ve heard the anecdotal reports of small towns in Northern Italy or quaint villages in France where the locals eat the richest diets, throwing all caution to the...

2012-09-18 22:51:26

The majority of observational studies have shown that alcohol intake, especially heavy drinking, increases a number of upper-aero-digestive tract (UADT) and other cancers, and even moderate drinking is associated with a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer. A meta analysis published in the Annals of Oncology compares the effects between light drinkers (an average reported intake of up to 1 typical drink/day) versus "non-drinkers" in terms of relative risks for a number of types of...

Working Overtime Increases Risk Of Heart Disease By 80 Percent
2012-09-12 08:48:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent analysis of 34 studies has shown that working odd hours increases the likelihood of developing heart disease. Now, researchers at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health have found a similar, yet more significant, risk in people who work overtime. In a new analysis of 12 studies, involving 22,000 people from around the world, the Finnish researchers found that risk of heart disease climbs to as high as 80 percent for...

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2012-09-11 22:53:21

John Neumann for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study published in the September issue of the journal Circulation finds that pigs that drank red wine had lower cholesterol than their vodka-swilling buddies. Researcher Frank Sellke, M.D., chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam hospital, and his colleagues, studied the effects of red wine and vodka on pigs with high cholesterol. “There has been previous research touting the benefits of...

Non-Alcoholic Red Wine A Good Choice For Lowering Blood Pressure
2012-09-07 12:43:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Men who have a high risk for heart disease have lower blood pressure after drinking non-alcohol red wine, according to a study published in the journal Circulation Research. Researchers from University of Barcelona, Spain found that non-alcoholic red wine increased participants' levels of nitric oxide, which helped to decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Nitric oxide is a molecule in the body that helps blood...

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced By Doing Housework
2012-09-05 09:17:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Housework, exercise, breast cancer: which of these things does not belong?  None of them, it turns out. There is a distinct relationship between breast cancer risk and your level of physical activity. Two-and-a-half hours of housework or walking a day can reduce a woman's chance of developing breast cancer by 6 percent, a new study has found. Three hours of gardening, or being moderately active, is good for a 10 percent drop in...

Beer Consumed Faster From Curved Containers
2012-09-01 07:55:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online How quickly a person drinks beer depends upon the shape of the glass the alcoholic beverage is contained in, researchers from the University of Bristol claim as part of a new study. According to Steven Morris of the Guardian, the researchers discovered that it took beer drinkers nearly half the time to empty a curved glass than it did to finish the liquid contained in a straight glass. Morris reported that it took an average of 12...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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