Monday, 23 July 2018

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'Invisible' stool blood tied to increased risk of premature death

A screening test for colon cancer that looks for "invisible" blood in stool may also predict a heightened risk of premature death from other causes, a recent study suggests.

Researchers examined data on 133,921 adults in Scotland who got screened for colon cancer using what's known as a fecal occult blood test (FOBT). When these tests are positive for blood in the stool, it can signal cancer, but it doesn't always mean people have tumors.

In the study, 2,714 people, or 2%, had positive FOBT results. Not only were these individuals almost eight times more likely to die of colon cancer than people with negative results, they were also 58% more likely to die of other causes during the study.

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Apple investigating reported fraudulent iTunes transactions in Singapore

Apple is investigating reported fraudulent iTunes purchases that have led to deductions in Singapore bank accounts.

Channel NewsAsia reported on Sunday that dozens of Apple customers have had hundreds of dollars deducted from their bank accounts after being billed for iTunes purchases they did not make or having iTunes accounts.

OCBC Bank detected 58 cases of fraudulent transactions charged to cardholders’ accounts in July, the media outlet quoted a bank official as saying.

Says a victim, architectural designer Hariz Lim: "The shocking thing is, I don't even have any credit or debit card details saved on my own iTunes account," said Mr Lim. "Apple/iTunes was not even aware of the fraudulent transactions (in my account) until I informed them."

Meanwhile, Apple said users who want to report a problem with any iTunes purchases may do so on its support page