Monthly Archives: June 2014

Is sugar intake linked with breast cancer risk?

Mammography and breast density

Increased breast density is one of the risks in developing breast cancer, and new research published today in BMC Public Health suggests that sugar is associated with this issue. In this guest blog, the authors of the paper tell us more about their research and its implications.   Estimation of the proportion of densities in… Read more »


Obesity and new findings with Interleukin-33 (IL -33)


  In recent weeks, reports and discussions on the prevalence and health effects of obesity in the UK and wider afield have been uppermost in the news.  An individual is considered obese when their Body Mass Index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, exceeds 30 kg/m2…. Read more »


Highlights of the BMC-series: May 2014


Winglessness in the ancient moa • Battle of the sexes starts in the oviduct • Undetected anorectal chlamydia • Single molecule tracking • Health needs in the aftermath of 9/11 • 3D printing improves embryo screening Evolution: Winglessness in the ancient moa Limb loss by regressive evolution is widespread in nature e.g. whales, snakes and… Read more »

Biology Medicine

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders at EULAR 2014!

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This year, the 15th Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) is being held in Paris, on 11-14 June, and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders will be attending.   EULAR is one of the major events in the calendar of world rheumatology and brings together researchers and clinicians from all areas of rheumatology. If you would like to… Read more »