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Scientists have thought that men's propensity to enjoy a few more drinks and take more smoke breaks than women was the reason they had higher rates of cancer overall.  But now, a major study of 300,000 Americans by the National Cancer Institute suggests that biology makes men more vulnerable to cancer, not poor health habits.

Men have greater cancer risk because of biology NOT because they drink and smoke more, study claims

Men drink and smoke more than women, but that’s not why they have a higher risk of cancer. A major study suggests that biological differences are the real reason behind the disparity between the sexes. Understanding these differences could help improve prevention and treatment, the researchers say. The study looked at 300,000 middle-aged and older …

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A Fourth Person Is Effectively 'Cured' of HIV, And It's The Oldest Patient Yet

A Fourth Person Is Effectively ‘Cured’ of HIV, And It’s The Oldest Patient Yet

AIDS researchers announced Wednesday that a fourth person has been “cured” of HIV, but the dangerous procedure for patients also battling cancer may be of little comfort to the tens of millions living with the virus around the world. . The 66-year-old, called a “City of Hope” patient after the California facility where he was …

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A Deadly Cancer Hijacks the Brain to Render Itself Untreatable, Study Finds

A Deadly Cancer Hijacks the Brain to Render Itself Untreatable, Study Finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New research this week suggests an aggressive brain cancer can hijack the brain’s own circuitry to spread further and become unstoppable.. Researchers in Germany studied glioblastoma cells in mice and in the laboratory and found that these tumors use some of the same mechanisms behind normal neuron development and migration to systematically …

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Dietary Supplement Cuts Risk of Hereditary Cancer by 60%, Scientists Find

Dietary Supplement Cuts Risk of Hereditary Cancer by 60%, Scientists Find

A trial that spanned more than 20 years and nearly 1,000 participants worldwide found an important result: People with a condition that gives them a higher chance of developing certain types of cancer may reduce their risk of some of those cancers by more than 60 percent, simply by adding more resistant starch to their …

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