Aug 7, 2014

Study ties new gene to major breast cancer risk

It’s long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same. Mutations in the gene can make breast cancer up to nine times more likely to ...

Oct 9, 2013

No-go zone bulls' sperm count said OK

The testicles and the sperm counts in bulls abandoned in the evacuation zone around the battered Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have so far not been affected by chronic exposure to radiation, an academic study has found. The finding provides crucial data to scientists ...

Sep 25, 2013

Stroke risk for heavy-drinking women at least double: study

Women who drink heavily are at a 2.3 times greater risk of suffering strokes than those who drink only occasionally, scientists reported Wednesday. The researchers, from the National Cancer Center and Osaka University, surveyed some 47,000 women across Japan from 1990 to 2009 for ...