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October 10, 2017 4:41 AM Bananas may help prevent strokes and heart attacks, suggests study

It does not just gives a great taste but also have benefits in digestion, heart health and weight loss. But now it has been found Bananas can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to a study. The scientists found that potassium in the fruit combats the hardening and ­narrowing of arteries. Other good sources of potassium include parsnips 135

October 9, 2017 5:10 PM Namibia: More than 100 hippos die in suspected anthrax outbreak

More than 100 hippos have been found dead in a Namibian national park, with authorities suspecting anthrax could be to blame. The animals are believed to have all died in the last week in the remote Bwabwata National Park, in the country's north-east. One ministry official said Namibia had never seen anything like this before. Anthrax is a deadly bacterial 128

October 8, 2017 2:00 PM Africa: Possible anthrax outbreak kills 100 hippos in Namibia park

A suspected anthrax outbreak has killed some 107 hippopotami at a north-eastern Namibia game park, according to media reports. The outbreak at Bwabwata National Park in Namibia’s Zambezi region began one week ago when ten hippos died. According to Bwabwata National Park deputy director Apollinaris Kannyinga, “We suspect an anthrax outbreak, but our veterinary 355

October 8, 2017 12:36 PM Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

A gene test informing women how likely they are to develop breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups. The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce the number of women having surgery to remove their breasts, by narrowing down their risk. The test, on blood or saliva, looks at 18 genetic variants known to affect the chances 142

October 5, 2017 7:34 PM No signs of incest in new Neanderthal woman genome

A complete genetic analysis of a Neanderthal woman whose remains were found in a cave in Croatia shows no apparent incest in her ancestry, contrary to a previous specimen, researchers said Thursday. As only the second Neanderthal to undergo full, high-quality genome sequencing, the findings in the journal Science offer a broader picture of our extinct 147

October 5, 2017 6:04 PM Neanderthal DNA linked to modern differences in appearance and habits

Earlier studies suggested that human genes involved in skin and hair biology were strongly influenced by DNA from the extinct human sub-species, but it was not clear how. Lead scientist Dr Janet Kelso, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, said: "We can now show that it is skin tone, and the ease with which one tans, as well as hair colour 153

October 4, 2017 2:06 AM Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study says

Breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday. Breast cancer death rates increased by 0.4 percent per year from 1975 to 1989, according to the study. After that, mortality rates decreased rapidly, for a 39 percent drop overall through 2015. The report 126

October 2, 2017 6:00 PM Skipping breakfast to lose weight can INCREASE the risk of obesity and heart disease, a study claims

Celebrities such as Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Aniston have credited their slim figures to skipping breakfast, 'the most important meal of the day'. But a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology warns the diet hardens your arteries by sending your glucose levels soaring. When researchers analyzed the health of more than 4,000 people 129

October 2, 2017 4:54 PM Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to 3 Americans for discovery of 'clock genes'

Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems. Hall was born in New York, Rosbash in Kansas City, and they both worked at Brandeis University. Michael Young was born in Miami and worked at Rockefeller 133

October 1, 2017 6:31 AM Breast cancer survival rates rise in Sonoma County, across nation

Mindy Ricioli was 33 when she saw an episode of Oprah on television that made her take the lump in her breast a little more seriously. Located near her left armpit, she had noticed it off and on for about four months but thought it was a cyst because there was no history of cancer in her family. The Oprah episode was about a woman named Erin Kramp who, after 134