August 10, 2017

Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new DNA blood test can catch a rare but deadly form of cancer that occurs in the sinuses, researchers report. The test, which looks for DNA evidence of Epstein-Barr virus in blood samples, was 97 percent accurate at detecting the presence of nasopharyngeal cancer, according to the results of a clinical trial. “I believe that the test is technologically ready for use

Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?

You’ve probably heard the trendy phrase that “sitting is the new smoking.” Although it’s an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors — nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body — research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly. Pooling results from more than 40 studies, researchers concluded that the more time people spend on their duffs