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Lack of protective vaginal bacteria linked to high ovarian cancer risk

Some types of bacteria help keep you healthyGetty Images/iStockphoto By Chelsea Whyte Women who have a mutation in their BRCA1 gene – and are therefore at high risk for ovarian cancer – have been found to have lower levels of a type of vaginal bacteria, similar to the levels seen in women who have been… Read More »

Pollen count: High counts forecast in UK cities – how to keep hay fever symptoms at bay

The pollen count has been forecast as ‘very high’ for London and the South East, South West England and Wales by the Met Office. For the rest of England, the pollen count is predicted to be ‘high’, and in Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘medium’. Hay fever sufferers living in areas with high counts, are likely… Read More »

High blood pressure linked to zinc deficiency

A new study demonstrates a link between zinc deficiency and high blood pressure. The findings could help scientists design new ways of intervening in at-risk patient populations. Hypertension is incredibly common; understanding how it works is vital. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a huge and growing health concern in the United States. According to… Read More »

Flint official facing involuntary manslaughter charges in water crisis awarded high paying new job

(Photo: Adobe Stock) Although Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan’s chief medical executive, will face a jury trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and lying to a special police agent – all stemming from her handling of Flint’s 2014-15 water crisis – state officials just hired her as an “advisory physician” in the Michigan… Read More »

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »