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Measles-containing vaccines not linked with increased risk of febrile seizures in kids 4-6

Measles-containing vaccines not linked with increased risk of febrile seizures in kids 4-6

Vaccines for measles were not associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures among 4-6 year olds during the six weeks after vaccination, according to a new study.

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Genes linked to post-traumatic stress disorder

Genes linked to post-traumatic stress disorder

Scientists have linked two genes to a higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The study suggests that PTSD susceptibility is inherited and could explain why some persons succumb to the disorder while others who suffered the s…

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Long-term use of estrogen hormone therapy linked to higher risk for breast cancer

Long-term use of estrogen hormone therapy linked to higher risk for breast cancer

In a landmark study, researchers have linked the long-term use of estrogen plus progesterone and estrogen-only hormone therapy with a higher risk for developing breast cancer.

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Epigenetic changes in twins of dieting mothers increases risk of obesity and diabetes

Epigenetic changes in twins of dieting mothers increases risk of obesity and diabetes

Expectant mothers might feel a little better about reaching for that pint of ice cream: New research suggests that twins, and babies of mothers who diet around the time of conception and in early pregnancy, may have an increased risk of obesity and Typ…

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Want to Live Longer? Hold the Red Meat

Want to Live Longer? Hold the Red Meat

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

A perfect hamburger or steak dinner may take years over your life, a new study suggests. Participants in the study who ate red aliment — particularly processed meat — on a unvarying basis were more likely to die immersing a 20- to 30-year sentence , compared with those who didn’t devour red meat regularly. The [...]

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Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems

Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems

Extreme weather such as hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent in pace with global warming. Consequently, this increases the risk for species extinction, especially in bio diverse ecosystems such as coral reefs and trop…

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Link between fast food and depression confirmed

Link between fast food and depression confirmed

A new study along the same lines as its predecessors shows how eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression.

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Stopping statin therapy increases risk of death for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Stopping statin therapy increases risk of death for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who discontinue use of statin therapy are at increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and other causes.

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Use it or lose it: Mind games help healthy older people too

Use it or lose it: Mind games help healthy older people too

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study has shown that cognitive training was able to improve reasoning, memory, langu…

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Smokers could be more prone to schizophrenia

Smokers could be more prone to schizophrenia

Smoking alters the impact of a schizophrenia risk gene. Scientists have demonstrated that healthy people who carry this risk gene and smoke process acoustic stimuli in a similarly deficient way as patients with schizophrenia. Furthermore, the impact is…

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