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Are You Sitting?


Physical inactivity is linked to 49,000 breast cancer cases and 43,000 colon cancer cases each year in the US, reports MyHealthNewsDaily. Christine Friedenreich, an epidemiologist at Alberta Health Services-Cancer Care in Canada, presented those data at the American Institute for Cancer Research conference. Friedenreich added that other forms of cancer, including lung, prostate, endometrial, and ovarian, could be prevented if people were more active. "For many of the most common cancers, it seems like something as simple as a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day can help reduce cancer risk," Friedenreich said.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.