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Certain heart medication may help cancer patients

Certain drugs taken to improve heart health may also have anti-cancer properties, says a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist in the US.

New genes behind low birth weight, adult shortness and diabetes identified

An international team of genetics researchers has discovered four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight – three of those regions influence adult metabolism, and appear to affect longer-term outcomes such as adult height, risk of type 2 diabetes and adult blood pressure.