Our genetic makeup may correlate with diseases, such as some forms of cancer. If a disease has a high occurrence in a family, other members may have a genetic risk. Gene tests can provide insight. Also on the show: sleeping better and lipedema.
Elephants die of cancer much less often than humans of the same age. The reason for this is that they have revived a special, usually sleeping, pseudogene that kills off damaged cells.
The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds?
Did you know a lie-in could do you wonders? Or that there's science behind your 'hanger'? And that the type of underwear men choose could affect their sperm? DW brings you this week's health news, all in one handy guide!
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