Half of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia, according to a study by Alzheimer's Research UK.
Dementia risk factors not known by half of UK population
An international group of public health experts called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.
Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola
An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggested.
'Tamper-proof' OxyContin may have helped spread Hepatitis C
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans.
Study shows sitting, watching TV linked to colorectal cancer risk before age 50
At least 204 deaths have been linked to the misuse of anxiety drug Xanax in the UK since 2015, figures seen by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire program reveal.
Xanax' linked to more than 200 deaths
During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Houston Methodist Cancer Center, the US, have linked the protein clusterin — for the first time — to many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the liver.
Study links protein, clusterin to cardiac and metabolic diseases
Women who have undergone infertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, are more likely to experience severe pregnancy complications, according to new research published in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
Infertility treatment linked with slightly higher risk of pregnancy complications
A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a ‘critical’ health tool and access to it should be scaled up as swiftly as possible, especially in poorer countries, cancer experts said on Monday.
WHO, vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots
Cancers linked to obesity are rising at a faster rate in millennials than in older generations in the US, the American Cancer Society has said.
Study: Obesity-related cancers rise for younger US generations
World Cancer Day is celebrated on the 4th of February every year. It aims at spreading awareness about cancer and how one can reduce their risk of cancer and prevent the deadly disease.
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