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Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »

Chronic Stress Raises Your Risk of Several Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Stress has enormous implications for your health. From an evolutionary perspective, the stress response is a lifesaving biological function that enables you to instinctively square-off against an assailant, run away from a predator or take down a prey. However, those of us living in the modern world are now activating this same biological reaction in… Read More »

Can Daily Consumption of Meat Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk?

For some time, cancer organizations have recommended diets that limit processed and red meat because consumption of these foods is linked to cancer. Now, a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology reveals that even folks who follow guidelines may have a slightly increased risk of developing colorectal cancer, reports Cancer Research UK.… Read More »