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What to know about the new BRCA genetic mutation test

What to know about the new BRCA genetic mutation test

Health
A new genetic testing kit that hits the market today is the most affordable, and arguably one of the simplest, ways for women to find out if they have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Here is what women should know about BRCA gene mutation testing, including how it works, who should actually consider getting it and the new convenient test that one woman already credits for helping detect her cancer early. The two BRCA genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) normally help protect women from cancer, however, some women may have mutations to their BRCA genes, which can actually lead to cancer, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If untreated, women with a BRCA gene mutation are seven times more likely to get breast cancer, and 30 times more likely to get ovaria...
Why Millennials should be really worried about the Equifax breach

Why Millennials should be really worried about the Equifax breach

Finance
Freezing your credit after Equifax hack...not so easyIt seems like every other day we read about a major hack or security breach that exposes our personal or financial information. But last week's news about a data breach at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was different. The type of information accessed -- Social Security numbers, birthdays, addresses -- was particularly extensive, leaving nearly half of all Americans vulnerable to identity theft. Thieves who get hold of your personal information can open bank accounts, new credit cards or lines of credit in your name -- and destroy your credit in the process. Identity theft is bad news for everyone, but it's especially dangerous for young adults. Millennials may need their credit sooner When you try to open a ...
What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

Health
Medical experts are warning parents that if you hear your young son or daughter snoring, it could potentially be a sign that the child is suffering from sleep apnea. "It should raise a flag," Dr. Sydney Butts, an ear, nose and throat doctor in New York City told ABC News of snoring in children. "You should think about watching some other signs and symptoms that may kind of sound the alarm." "It's not a problem restricted to adults," Butts added of sleep apnea. "It's actually one of the most common reasons why children need their tonsils or adenoids removed." If untreated, sleep apnea can lead to chronic heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity and other health problems, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA). Kevin and Amanda Cook told ABC News that three ...
Katie Hopkins' 'vile' tweet about Muslim women causes major backlash

Katie Hopkins' 'vile' tweet about Muslim women causes major backlash

Entertainment
The Celebrity Big Brother is known for sparking debate at any given opportunity and this time she has used the new iPhone X to do it.Despite becoming the subject of a police review following a tweet calling for a "final solution" after the Manchester bombing this year, it would appear Katie still likes to stir the pot.Katie was also unceromoniusly axed from her gig at LBC radio back in May following the post.Now, the 42-year-old rent-a-gob has ruffled feathers once again for seemingly mocking Muslim women after Apple revealed their new iPhone X during their Keynote at the new Steve Jobs Theatre on Tuesday evening.Apple have replaced the traditional home button on their mobile devices which features Touch ID with a new feature, Face ID.The system allows your face to act as a password, which...
6 Myths About Gluten-Free Diets You Shouldn't Believe

6 Myths About Gluten-Free Diets You Shouldn't Believe

Health
Truth: Your body and symptoms should guide you.There are two groups of people who absolutely must cut gluten. People who have the autoimmune disorder celiac disease need to strictly avoid it, because even small amounts cause their immune system to damage or destroy villi, the tiny, fingerlike outgrowths that line the small intestine. When villi get damaged, they can’t absorb nutrients properly, which can lead to pain and extreme fatigue. If you have celiac (which can be diagnosed with a blood test and biopsy of the small intestine), nixing gluten is the only way to reverse the damage and ensure you get the nutrients you need from food.What if you test negative for celiac but feel crummy when you eat bagels, pasta and the like? You may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), which can ca