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Patient's Elevated Risk Of Developing Bowel Cancer

First-degree relatives affected by colorectal cancer comprise a patient's elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that a combination of family history and an analysis of genetic markers help determine a person's colorectal cancer risk more precisely.

System To Expect The Geographic Spread Of Disease In The US

A new system have developed from the study, Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States. The study has published in the journal PNAS. For the public, the flu forecast may promote greater vaccination, the exercise of care around people sneezing and coughing, and a better awareness of personal health.

Protecting People With Diabetes From Their Risk Of Vascular Disease

A new study finds novel approach for protecting people with diabetes from their higher risk of advanced blood vessel disease, which sets the stage for early heart attacks and strokes. Cardiovascular problems from atherosclerosis – plaque-like lesions forming in artery walls are the major cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The study has published in Diabetes.

Magnesium Deficiency Make Vitamin D Ineffective, new findings

Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50% of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't high enough to prevent the complication.

Malaria elimination in Bhutan

Malaria is caused by parasites and transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes. It is one of the most important vector-borne diseases in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world causing significant health problem and remains endemic in 91 countries. In 2016, World Health Organization (WHO) estimated approximately 216 million cases and 445,000 succumbed to malaria.