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This interactive body map highlights the health risks associated with inactivity.

Interactive body map: physical inactivity and the risks to your health

Being physically inactive has been shown to significantly increase the risk of many causes of death and disease. This interactive body map highlights the links between physical inactivity and disease.
Cryonics has gone from the world of sci-fi movies to the law courts for the family of one 14-year-old girl. from www.shutterstock.com

Cryonics: hype, hope or hell?

A UK court has allowed a 14-year-old girl's body to be frozen until doctors find a cure for the cancer that killed her. Is this latest example of cryogenics hope, hype or hell?
More young Australians face the daunting task of trying to live a ‘normal’ life while dealing with the after-effects of cancer. Greg Raines/Unsplash

Life interrupted: young people need help moving forward after cancer

If you’re an Australian teenager or young adult diagnosed with cancer, there’s good news: overall survival rates are good and getting better. But what can you expect from life after cancer treatment?
Ghanaian cancer specialists examine a patient’s scan. Reuters/Olivier Asselin

Africa needs a fresh approach to ‘lifestyle’ diseases research

So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.
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Don’t shoot the messenger: How RNA could keep us young

Aging and cancer appear to be closely linked, as over time, cells accumulate hits in their DNA code. But now research has turned to the role of RNA. Is RNA the key to a longer life?
Scientists have been looking for and finding ways to track various cancers in the blood for some time. from shutterstock.com

Can we use a simple blood test to detect cancer?

By measuring a cancer cell's DNA in the bloodstream, scientists can get a snapshot of the cancer itself, which is referred as a "liquid biopsy".

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