Health & Fitness in the news – 11/05/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Anti-terror drill goes ahead at 2012 Olympic Village – London Evening Standard

An anti-terrorism exercise was carried out at the London Olympics Village, police confirmed. The drill, staged over three days at the accommodation complex, involved the Metropolitan Police, other emergency services and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
London Evening Standard

Health and Lifestyle

1. Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer? – Health Finder

Women who drink a substantial amount of coffee each day may lower their risk for developing a particular type of breast cancer, Swedish researchers say. Their study linked consumption of five or more cups of coffee a day to a relatively marked reduction in the non-hormone-responsive disease known as ER-negative breast cancer. However, coffee consumption did not appear to lower the risk for developing ER-positive breast cancer, a hormone-responsive estrogen receptor form of the disease.
Health Finder

2. Paracetamol ‘link’ to blood cancer – The Telegraph

Scientists say people over 50 who take the painkiller on most days of the week are increasing their chance of getting blood cancer over a 10-year period from about one to two per cent. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle drew their conclusions after following nearly 65,000 initially healthy older men and women from across Washington State over an average of six years.
The Telegraph

3.   Finger length clue to motor neurone disease –  BBC News

Researchers measured the finger length of 110 people, including 47 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of the disease. The study, in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, suggests a link between a longer fourth finger relative to the index finger and ALS.
BBC News