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High-Cholesterol Diets Can Speed Up Tumour Growth 100-Fold, Scientists Say

Diets high in cholesterol can ramp up the speed of cancer tumour growth by up to 100 times, a new study has revealed – but as scary as that is, the findings could also lead to better treatments to stop this from happening.

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Holiday party leftovers: What to keep and what to toss

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Blood in Semen

Seeing blood in the semen can make a man anxious. Fortunately, it doesn't always signal a major medical problem. For men younger than 40 with no related symptoms and no risk factors for underlying medical conditions, blood in semen often disappears on its own.   But for men 40 and over, chances are higher that blood in the...

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