Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer. It shows that adding about 11cm to the waistline increased the risk of obesity related cancers1 by 13 per cent. For bowel cancer, adding around 8 cm to the hips is linked to an increased risk of 15 per cent.2 Carrying excess body fat can change the levels of sex hormones, such as oestrogen and testosterone, can cause levels of insulin to rise, and lead to inflammation, all…

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SpaceChain, Arch Aim to Archive Human Knowledge in Space

SpaceChain on Monday announced that it has entered a partnership with theArch Mission Foundation to use open source technology to launch an ambitious project involving the storage of large data sets in spacecraft and on other planets. Arch Mission will load large quantities of data onto SpaceChain’s satellite vehicles with the eventual aim of storing data on other planets. “The goal of archiving and preserving knowledge of future generations will advance archiving science and human knowledge by itself,” SpaceChain cofounder Zheng Zuo said. “The ambitious goal of disseminating this knowledge throughout the…

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8 Cheap Apps to Take Your Career to the Next Level in 2018

If you’re not looking forward to trying to participate in Sober January or having your performance review in January, how about making some mini career-changing resolutions for next year instead? And how about if I make that incredibly easy by providing you with some app suggestions that take a lot of the work out of it. Great—let’s do it. 1. Polish Your Communication Skills With Ummo Whether you want to improve your elevator pitch or sound more professional during that daily meeting with your remote team, the Ummo app can help. You tell it what words or…

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Who is most at risk after a heart attack?

A study investigates which people are most at risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease after having a heart attack. One biomarker may help healthcare providers to personalize their predictions. Researchers uncovered the biomarker that can tell practitioners who is most at risk of negative outcomes after a heart attack. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) describes a range of cardiovascular conditions that are characterized by a sudden and dangerous reduction of blood flow to the heart. ACS can also, in some cases, lead to a major heart attack. So far, the known…

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New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

Researchers led by those from Warwick University in the United Kingdom have developed a diagnosis test for autism that may predict it with an unprecedented level of accuracy. A new test may help physicians to diagnose autism in young children. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that impacts cognition, behavior, and social interaction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1 in 68 children have ASD. Given its developmental nature, ASD may have an early onset, but it typically takes a while for the first symptoms to appear. As such,…

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Garcinia cambogia: Does it work?

The garcinia cambogia fruit has been a focus for many people looking for natural ways to lose weight. The small fruit, which resembles a cross between a pumpkin and a tomato, is native to India and Southeast Asia and is exported all over the world   What is garcinia cambogia? The garcinia cambogia fruit is native to India and Southeast Asia and is marketed as a natural weight loss food. Finding out what garcinia cambogia is and how it works can help people understand whether the weight loss claims are true and…

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Save Yourself All the Time With This One Conversational Shortcut

Do you have time to hop on a call? Want to grab a coffee to chat? Could I pick your brain? Chances are, those sorts of requests sound familiar. And, if you’re anything like me, they typically inspire a mix of emotions. Yes, you’d love to be accommodating. But, at the same time, you only have so many hours in your day—and, typically, the numerous items on your to-do list take precedence over lending your ear to someone else for an hour or so. So, what do you do? Send…

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This simple test may reveal your true biological age

Forget about crow’s feet, laugh lines, and counting the candles on your birthday cake or the spots on your hands; there’s now a better, more accurate way to tell how much your body has aged. In the near future, it may slow down the aging process that most of us take for granted. Our chronological age does not necessarily reflect our biological age. With a few Botox-crazed exceptions, most people resign themselves to the imminent reality of aging at some point in their lives — and reasonably so. Apart from…

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Rise in Mobile Commerce Fuels Demand for Omnichannel Service

Omnichannel support and communications are becoming essential for brands, as consumers’ increasing use of mobile devices to make purchases and access content fuels their demand to be able to connect with companies or customer service when and how they want. However, brands lack the necessary expertise and infrastructure, and are turning to mobile network operators, or MNOs, to acquire omnichannel capabilities, suggests data gathered by the CMO Council. The organization considered the survey responses of marketing leaders, along with interviews with senior marketers at various major companies, plus comments from a…

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Reveling in playful Boise

Tucked between rolling foothills, cast against cloudless blue skies and pierced by the cool, clear waters of the Boise River, the “City of Trees” is surrounded by frontiers that still feel untouched and untamed. The natural environs have been carefully protected to remain that way, and in turn, Boise’s outdoorsy, hands-off-the-handlebars vibe reminds visitors of the backyard freedoms of childhood. A place to walk, pedal or float — Boise is one of the easiest cities to navigate using a variety of people-powered contraptions. Mountain biker enjoys one of the many…

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