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11 Moles the Not-So-Magic Number for Melanoma

More than that on the right arm could mean higher risk

(Newser) - This year will see almost 10,000 deaths in the US from melanoma, with nearly 74,000 new cases diagnosed. But most skin cancers, including melanoma, are curable if caught and treated early , which is why doctors are anxious to ID them ASAP. Researchers at King's College London say... More »

New Test Can Predict When You'll Die

'Gene signature' can be used to predict onset of diseases

(Newser) - "Health" and "age" are two distinct concepts, and no matter how old you are chronologically, a simple blood test can help determine what King's College London researchers call your "biological age"—which may be able to predict your longevity, the BBC reports. A study published... More »

Kids' Drawings May Predict Future Intelligence

Study: Ability to draw at age 4 bodes well for thinking skills at age 14

(Newser) - Parents wondering whether their 4-year-olds will grow up to be on the honor roll might do well to pay attention to their drawings. Researchers at King's College London say a long-term study suggests a link between how well children draw at age 4 and their intelligence 10 years later,... More »

G-Spot Is a Myth

Or at least British researchers can't find it

(Newser) - The G-spot is a figment of the imagination, say British researchers. A team at King's College London based its conclusion on questionnaires sent to more than 1,800 women, all of them pairs of twins. If the G-spot existed as a physical entity, the results would have backed it up,... More »

Exercise Slows Aging Process

Fit people are 10 years younger, study says

(Newser) - People who exercise don't just feel younger, they clinically are younger—by up to 10 years, according to a new study. And while exercise slows the aging process, a sedentary lifestyle accelerates it, reports the Daily Telegraph. The findings are "a message that could be used by clinicians to... More »

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