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Researchers describe possible mechanism for link between obesity and breast cancer

It is widely accepted that higher levels of body fat increase the risk of developing breast cancer, as well as other cancers. Based on his ongoing research, Bing Li, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and UofL Health — James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville, has published… Read More »

Learning difficulties ‘link to brain connections’

Differences associated with learning difficulties are found less in specific areas of the brain and more in the connections between them, experts say. After scanning 479 children’s brains, Cambridge University researchers found they were organised in multiple “hubs”. Those with no difficulties – or very specific ones, such as poor listening skills – had well… Read More »

Imaging devices, soft security practices are a ‘weak link’ in protecting data

Security concerns for imaging professionals are on the rise, as hackers view digital radiological devices—increasingly connected to IT systems—as a weak link that can be broken to access medical information. Healthcare organizations aren’t spending enough on hacking defenses anyway, and imaging systems represent a potential playground for hackers who want to crack defense perimeters of… Read More »

E-cigarette chemical link to lung illness

US health officials have found vitamin E acetate in samples of e-cigarette products that may be linked to the increase of lung illness across the country, according to media reports. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that investigators at the Food and Drug Administration detected the chemical in vape products containing cannabis that had been… Read More »