Evolution may be to blame for high risk of advanced cancers in humans

Compared to chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary cousins, humans are particularly prone to developing advanced carcinomas—the type of tumors that include prostate, breast, lung and colorectal cancers—even in the absence of known risk factors, such as genetic predisposition or tobacco use. A recent study led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine […]

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Husband in heartbreaking tribute to wife who died weeks after lockdown wedding

A 25-year-old man has paid heartbreaking tribute to his wife who tragically died just weeks after their wedding. Georgia McCarthy, 25, was first diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer during the coronavirus crisis in April. She married childhood sweetheart Isaac on her birthday and tragically passed away just three weeks later. Isaac has paid an […]

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Jimmy Smith, Tramon Williams inactive for Ravens; Aldon Smith will play for Cowboys

The Ravens’ moves at cornerback earlier in the day were a sign that Jimmy Smith and Tramon Williams weren’t going to play. Indeed, Smith (groin) and Williams (thigh) are among the team’s inactives. The Ravens activated Anthony Averett and promoted Pierre Desir for depth purposes earlier in the day. The Ravens’ other inactives besides Smith […]

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Many older adults hospitalized with the flu face persistent functional decline

In a study of older adults admitted to the hospital with influenza and other acute respiratory illnesses during the 2011-2012 flu season, functional decline was common—and for some, this decline was persistent and catastrophic. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Among the 925 patients included in the study, 8.4% […]

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