- A study published in Cancer Prevention Research by Hong Kong researchers on Aug. 1 posits that women who consume preserved foods have an increased breast cancer risk.
- The research involved Hong Kong residents composed of 1,307 women with breast cancer and 1,050 age-matched controls without cancer.
- The participants were asked to answer a standardized questionnaire to provide their dietary information, including the amount of preserved foods they consume.
- Based on their findings, consuming cured meat resulted in a 32 percent increase among the women in their risk of developing breast cancer. The risk increased more than double among women who consumed cured meat at least once per week than those who did not.
- The scientists noted that while there is reason to believe that cured meat consumption suggests a potential novel risk factor for breast cancer, larger studies are needed to further validate their findings.
Women who consume cured meats and other preserved foods are more likely to develop breast cancer, a new study from local researchers in Hong Kong suggests.
The study, published in Cancer Prevention Research on Aug. 1, looked into how preserved foods that may contain nitrate and nitrite might increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
A Pew Research poll found that Asian Americans have the highest percentage of adults who support legal abortion.
As the United States awaits a pivotal Supreme Court decision that may restrict or even completely overturn the right to legal abortion, data from May 2021 shows about 6 in 10 Americans support legal abortion.
A Vietnamese American engineer at the University of Connecticut, along with several Ph.D. students, submitted a patent for a reusable and biodegradable face mask to help the environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The biodegradable mask was created by UConn assistant professor of mechanical engineering Thanh Nguyen, along with Ph.D. students Eli Curry, Thinh Le, and Tra Nguyen, according to UConn Today.
Dr. David Ho’s work as an HIV/AIDS researcher has been nothing short of legendary.
As director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and professor of medicine at Columbia University, Ho has made numerous scientific contributions to the understanding and treatment of the HIV infection.
Scientists have found that love and respect from children can help parents live longer.
A recent study published in Aging & Mental Health has established a correlation between mortality risk in elderly Chinese Americans and aspects of filial piety, the Chinese virtue of respect for one’s parents and elders.
Scientists have recently discovered that children who grew up playing Pokémon games may have a slightly different brain.
Researchers from UC Berkley and Stanford discovered that those who played enough Pokémon video games in their childhoods have developed a brain region that contains memory triggers to Pokémon characters.
A United States government research program, which led to the deaths of thousands of cats, has been shut down, scientists announced Tuesday.
Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Research Services lab in Beltsville, MD had been infecting cats with toxoplasmosis before euthanizing them as part of its research in foodborne illnesses.
Researchers in Singapore found that eating mushrooms over twice per week could help prevent memory and language problems later in life.
According to the study, published by the National University of Singapore in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, there is a unique antioxidant present in mushrooms that helps protect certain brain functions.
A BTS member emerged as having the “world’s best-sculpted face,” a Czech Republic-based doll-maker said.
After analyzing 18,000 male faces from 58 countries, CzDollic selected Kim Seok-jin, better known as Jin, and nine others as part of the Final 10.
When talking to Christine Liu, I often found myself forgetting that she’s still only a sophomore at Stanford. Looking back, it’s not hard to see why.
For starters, she’s got a resume to make even the most draconian of tiger parents proud, boasting a published scientific paper (with another one in review), a startup, and an international science fair medal — all by the age of 19. Her winning science fair project, a machine learning algorithm for predicting epileptic seizures, has the potential to radically change the way we approach epilepsy health care. Yet, what stood out the most, above and beyond her myriad accomplishments, was a very distinct sense of maturity, of wisdom beyond her years. There’s a purpose to her ambition, one rooted in personal experience and a deeply intrinsic desire to succeed — maturity was simply a requisite.
An expectant mother from Thailand had to endure 33 hours of labor so she could give birth to her stillborn baby for research last month.
Singaporean Eugene Wee and his Thai wife Puu Kanokrat, both 37, were devastated after learning that the first child they were expecting would not be able to survive.
The study was based on a survey conducted by Yale and Peking University researchers who tested over 25,000 participants living around China, Shanghaiist reported.