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Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests. This…

Sugar-Craving Gene Helps Lower Body Fat, But Has Downside

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common version of a gene that makes you eat more sugar also plays a role in reducing body fat, surprised researchers report. "This goes against the current perception that eating sugar is bad…

Here's Another Reason to Not Marry Your Cousin

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to parents who are cousins have a significant risk for developing a mood disorder -- such as depression or anxiety -- when they grow up, a new study suggests. For adults whose parents…