High-Fiber Foods Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

A diet high in fiber may help reduce the risk for breast cancer, researchers report.The analysis, in the journal Cancer, pooled data from 20 prospective studies of fiber consumption and breast cancer incidence. Some examined total fiber intake; others looked...

Essential workers talk about how COVID-19 affects them

Health-care workers, grocery store staff, transit drivers and food delivery workers are among those being hailed as heroes for continuing to provide much-needed services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Press spoke to people whose work has been deemed essential...

Medics at Egypt’s main cancer centre test positive for virus

CAIRO -- At least 17 medics in Egypt's main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, officials said Saturday, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world's most populous country. Egypt...

Natural sunscreen gene influences how we make vitamin D

Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen, according to University of Queensland researchers investigating the genes linked with vitamin D. Professor John McGrath from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute said this was one of a number of ways...

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Again Promotes Use of Unproven Anti-Malaria Drug; Deaths in Country May Be Undercounted

Here’s what you need to know:ImagePresident Trump speaking at the White House on Sunday.Credit...Anna Moneymaker/The New York TimesTrump again promotes use of hydroxychloroquine.At a White House coronavirus briefing Sunday, President Trump continued to push hydroxychloroquine against the advice of doctors...

Opioid prescriptions linked to obesity

Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One of the studies, published in the American Journal of Preventive...

Chilling concussed cells shows promise for full recovery

In the future, treating a concussion could be as simple as cooling the brain. That's according to research conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers, whose findings support the treatment approach at the cellular level. "There are currently no effective medical...

Targeting a transporter to treat SHH medulloblastoma

Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found that the ABCC4 transporter is critical to the SHH signaling pathway in the brain tumor medulloblastoma. This work provides a rationale for development of small molecule inhibitors that target ABCC4. The...

Guidelines on caring for ICU patients with COVID-19

An international team including McMaster University researchers has come together to issue guidelines for health-care workers treating intensive care unit (ICU) patients with COVID-19. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 panel has released 54 recommendations on such topics as infection control,...

How is school at home going? Share your stories

We are now a nation of home-schoolers. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces millions of families to stay at home, parents-turned-school teachers are scrambling to whip up lesson plans while working from home. Meanwhile, university and college students are no longer in...
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