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2011-10-02 07:00:00

Researchers arrived at the findings by evaluating results from 14 international studies. The results showed that people with diabetes were 38% more likely to develop colon cancer than non-diabetics. The findings were published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2011 Study Review Confirms Link Between Diabetes and Colon Cancer: A research team has recently discovered through a review of a previous study that people who...

Study: Hypertension Could Increase Cancer Risk
2011-09-27 08:06:57

People with high blood pressure are more likely to develop cancer or die as a result of the disease, according to the results of a new study from King's College London in the UK. According to Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams, the study, which involved nearly 600,000 middle-age Europeans, found that those with the highest blood pressure readings were 49% more likely to die of cancer-related causes over a 12-year period. "As blood pressure rose, so did their chances of...

2011-09-26 12:14:48

Drinking alcohol in moderate quantities can reduce the risk of asthma, according to Danish researchers. The study, which will be presented today (25 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, found that drinking 1-6 units of alcohol a week could reduce the risk of developing the condition. The research examined 19,349 twins between the ages of 12 and 41 yrs of age. All participants completed a questionnaire at the start and end of the study to...

Scientists Question Resveratrol Longevity Products
2011-09-22 10:14:07

   New research suggests that anti-ageing face creams and supplements, that actively use a 'miracle ingredient' commonly found in red wine, are a complete waste of time and money, and do nothing to improve your odds of living a longer life. Resveratrol, which is credited with many of the health benefits of red wine, has become a staple for several beauty companies and is used in numerous products that can fetch prices of up to several hundreds of dollars for just a small...

2011-09-19 07:30:18

Risks of problem drinking are on the rise among women In a review of 31 peer-reviewed and published studies, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality. Findings indicate that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders. Researchers also found that the gender gap in alcoholism and problem drinking is narrowing in...

2011-09-19 05:23:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — What makes us reach for a drink? Do people get influenced and pushed to start drinking by certain circumstances, or is there something else? According to the Washington University School of Medicine, drinking can be influenced by personal and societal factors, including economic fluctuations, political instability, and social norms. Apparently, these norms can even vary among countries and different time periods, leading to different “drinking...

2011-09-16 05:28:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Next time you reach for a drink, you may need to consider side effects other than a rough morning. A new study that will be published in the December 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has established a link between alcohol metabolism and DNA damage that may cause breast and liver cancers. Alcohol is known to be carcinogenic to humans in the upper aero digestive tract, liver, colon, and the female breast. "Although the link between...

2011-09-15 20:59:43

# Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal factors, the latter leading to “drinking cultures.” # Researchers have completed a review of 31 studies on birth-cohort and gender differences in drinking. # Analysis shows that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders, and that women are “catching up” to men in terms of alcohol problems. Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal...

2011-09-13 12:52:20

A meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies on the association of alcohol consumption with colorectal cancer was carried out, based on 22 studies from Asia, 2 from Australia, 13 from Western Europe, and 24 from North America. The paper provides evidence that alcohol, at least at higher levels of consumption, is associated with an increase in the risk of colorectal cancer. Overall, there was no increase in the risk for consumers reporting an average intake of up to 1 drink per day, but...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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