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College Students Who Eat Tuna Are Unaware of Increased Risk for Mercury Exposure

A lot of college students are eating large amounts of tuna in dining halls and exposing themselves to high levels of the toxic heavy metal mercury, according to a new paper published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, reports UC Santa Cruz (UCSC). Although fish is highly nutritious and supports heart health and lowers blood pressure,… Read More »

High blood pressure: Having this sensation on your face could mean you are at risk

High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for a stroke. The condition is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ as there are no major signs. Blood pressure relates to how strongly the blood presses against the walls of the arteries when the heart beats. When a person has high blood pressure… Read More »

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »

MIT: AI platform beats existing models at predicting cancer risk

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT found a deep learning artificial intelligence platform had a high success rate in detecting breast cancer risk. WHY IT MATTERS The model retrospectively identified women at high risk of developing breast cancer from nearly 90,000 prior consecutive screening mammograms taken at Massachusetts General Hospital… Read More »