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Study finds statins lower risk of dying from four common cancers

Study finds statins lower risk of dying from four common cancers

A study conducted for a long period of 14 years on one million people has found that statins have potential to increase survival rate in patients with the four most common types of cancer: breast, lung, prostate and bowel cancer.

The study was in form of a huge survey conducted by researchers at Aston Medical School in Birmingham. They found strong associations between high cholesterol and improved mortality among people suffering from these cancers. They said this link could exist due to use of statin drugs by patients with high cholesterol.

Many Parents overfeeding Their Kids; How to Deal with It

Many Parents overfeeding Their Kids; How to Deal with It

Millions of parents are overfeeding their toddlers, and they don’t even know that, as per a new study. About 80% parents are piling food onto their under five kid’s plate and expecting them to finish it, it added. How much is safe for kids?

In a recommendation report, the Infant and Toddler Forum (ITF) said that kids under the age of five years should be offered six to eight chocolate buttons or just five crisps as a treat a weak. It also stated that pasta is among the hardest dishes to judge for kids.

Plants can make risky decisions as sophisticated as those made by humans

Plants can make risky decisions as sophisticated as those made by humans

Plants can’t just remember when you touch them instead they can also make risky decisions as sophisticated as the ones made by humans, all in the absence of brains or complex nervous systems. They could even judge risks more capably than we do.

All this has been found by a study that appeared in Current Biology on Thursday. Researchers demonstrated that when plants came across making a choice between a pot having constant levels of nutrients or another with unpredictable levels, a plant will go for the mystery pot if the conditions are sufficiently poor.

Chibulkova plans to postpone her wedding due to her progress in Wimbledon

Chibulkova plans to postpone her wedding due to her progress in Wimbledon

Probably, it has also been a rare incident in the recent history of Wimbledon. A player has reached the quarterfinal in the championship. But her advancement has come out as an obstruction to her wedding! It was Dominika Chibulkova. The Slovakian tennis player has shown great potential and progressed to the quarterfinal in Wimbledon on Monday night. Still she looked brooding over after coming out of the court. The reason is that her wedding has been scheduled on next Saturday. And the day has already been scheduled for the women's final.

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Serena Williams dominated Kuznetsova for the last eight on the Wimbledon grass

Serena Williams dominated Kuznetsova for the last eight on the Wimbledon grass

Six time champion Serena Williams leaped off to reach Wimbledon's last eight with a straight sets win over Svetlana Kuznetsova. Williams, now 34, defeated the Russian tennis star 7-5, 6-0 to arrange a quarter-final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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You can switch your junk food with this supplement

You can switch your junk food with this supplement

UK-based scientists have created a supplement that could be switched with junk food such as pizza and doughnuts, but put no influence on craving of healthy food. The supplement called inulin-propionate ester was tested on 20 volunteers to conclude that this reduces cravings for junk food and also makes one eat less portions.

Skin cancer rates among people aged 55 and above are rising, study finds

Skin cancer rates among people aged 55 and above are rising, study finds

A latest study found that skin cancer rates in people aged 55 and above are on rise. The widespread prevalence of holiday packages has apparently played a part in the large spike in skin cancer rates in middle-aged and older people because the ‘sun, sea and sangria generation’ looks out for the sun.

On yearly basis, 10,000 people in over 55s age group get melanoma diagnoses annually in Britain. In the mid-90s, it was just 3,100 diagnoses annually.

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