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Globally, more than 11 million years of healthy life lost due to childhood cancer in 2017

While the number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (aged 0-19 years) is relatively low at around 416,500 globally in 2017, treatment-related ill-health and disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause around 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year, according to the first Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD)… Read More »

‘Pear-Shaped’ May Be Healthier Than ‘Apple-Shaped’

For postmenopausal women, being “pear-shaped” may be healthier than being “apple-shaped.” Even in women with normal body mass index, the location of fat varies. Apple-shaped women have more fat around the waist, pear-shaped more around the hips and legs. Writing in the European Heart Journal, researchers studied 2,683 postmenopausal women with normal B.M.I.s, following them… Read More »