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HPV might cause 1 in 5 cases of prostate cancer, analysis says

HPV might cause 1 in 5 cases of prostate cancer, analysis says

Health
July 13 (UPI) -- Just over 20 percent of men with prostate cancer tested positive for the human papilloma viruses, or HPVs, an analysis published Monday in the journal Infectious Agents and Cancer found. The link suggests the viruses might be among the causes of a cancer that kills an estimated 30,000 American men each year, supporting the case for universal vaccination, the researchers said. Advertisement "The data may indicate that HPV infection may be transmitted during sexual activity and play causal role in prostate cancer, as well as cervical cancer [in women]," co-author James Lawson, a professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia, said in a statement. "Although HPVs are only one of many pathogens that have been identified in prostate cancer, they are the only infe...
Cigarettes, vaping cause similar damage to blood vessels, study finds

Cigarettes, vaping cause similar damage to blood vessels, study finds

Health
April 29 (UPI) -- E-cigarette users experience damage to their arteries and blood vessels similar to that of traditional cigarette smokers, an analysis published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Heart Association has found. Researchers who studied the arteries and blood vessels of current and former smokers and vapers, or people who used both, noted that both groups had augmentation indices -- a measure of arterial stiffness -- similar to traditional cigarette users, meaning that their arteries were just as stiff. They also observed that endothelial cells, or the cells that line blood vessels, appeared to be equally as damaged whether people used e-cigarettes, combustible cigarettes or both. "Many people believe e-cigarettes are safer than combustible cigarettes," study co-author...
British PM’s praise for health service could boost its cause

British PM’s praise for health service could boost its cause

World
LONDON -- His skin pale and his eyes hooded from a week in the hospital with the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looked into the camera and paid tribute to the two nurses who never left his bedside for 48 hours, a time when his fight to survive "could have gone either way.″ Jenny McGee from New Zealand and Luis Pitarma from Portugal, he said, embodied the caring and sacrifice of National Health Service staff on the front lines of the pandemic, which has already killed 11,329 people in Britain. “The reason, in the end, my body did start to get enough oxygen was because, for every second of the night, they were watching and they were thinking and they were caring and making the interventions I needed,” he said in an address to the nation Sunday. “So that is also how I know
Rising temps could cause as many as 2,100 fatal injuries per year

Rising temps could cause as many as 2,100 fatal injuries per year

Science
Jan. 13 (UPI) -- If temperatures continue to climb as a result of climate change, hundreds more people in the United States are likely to succumb to fatal injuries. Climate change will increase the prevalence of extreme heat, prolonged droughts and even air pollution, all of which will result in the loss of human life. But new research suggests rising temperatures will increase the number of fatal injuries that occur each year in the United States. Scientists analyzed the number of fatalities that occurred in every county in every state except Hawaii and Alaska between 1980 and 2017, as well as unusual monthly temperature changes over the 38-year period. The fatalities data included both unintentional deaths, transportation accidents, drownings and falls, and intentional deaths, homicide...
‘He came home happy and then collapsed’: Rhodes family reveal cause of death

‘He came home happy and then collapsed’: Rhodes family reveal cause of death

Entertainment
Gary Rhodes died in hospital from a bleed on the brain after collapsing in his home, his family have confirmed.The 59-year-old died yesterday after falling ill during a break in filming on a new cookery series he was working on in Dubai. Image: Rhodes was instantly recognisable when he broke on to the scene thanks to his spiky hair His family have now put out a written statement, which they say is intended to "end painful speculation" surrounding his sudden death.The statement says: "The Rhodes family can confirm that after a successful day shooting with Rock Oyster Media for ITV here in Dubai, Gary returned home in a very happy mood for a peaceful evening with his wife Jennie."After dinner, Gary unfortunately collapsed in thei...