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Common Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Underpinnings

4 monthes ago   |   By Medscape

A massive new study finds a high degree of genetic overlap between psychiatric disorders that current clinical diagnostic categories do not accurately reflect.
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Parkinson's drugs may lead to compulsive behavior

4 monthes ago   |   By Medical News Today

A new study finds that, with time, half of those who take dopamine agonists develop compulsive shopping, eating, gambling, or sexual behaviors.
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Caffeine could protect the heart by helping it make energy, mouse study finds

4 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

The research builds on human studies that showed coffee has health benefits.
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Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater spurs fat cell development

4 monthes ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in laboratory cell models, a new study finds. Researchers observed increases in the size and number of fat cells after exposing the models to a mixture of 23 common fracking chemicals or to wastewater or surface-water samples containing them, even at diluted concentrations. Adipogenesis occurred through PPARy-dependent and independent mechanisms. More research is needed to assess potential health impacts outside the laboratory.
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Eating a balanced diet cuts risk of cancer death by 65%

Eating a balanced diet cuts risk of cancer death by 65%

4 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

There are countless 'magic bullet' lifestyle tips for cancer patients. But a new Florida study has found remarkable benefits to something much more general: simply to eat a healthy balanced diet.
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Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

4 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

The amount of time spent sitting has increased over time. With innovations such as delivered food, experts say many older adults will sit longer, more often. A new UCLA study shows the risks of that.
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New analysis links higher BMI to lower breast cancer risk for younger women

4 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, a large-scale study co-led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher found the opposite is true for premenopausal women: higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk.
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New study finds higher heart disease risk in bisexual men

4 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

Bisexual men have a higher risk for heart disease compared with heterosexual men across several modifiable risk factors, finds a new study published online in the journal LGBT Health.
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Omega-3 fatty acids found to control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Omega-3 fatty acids found to control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

It is a little-known fact that even teetotalers can end up with liver disease. In fact, the most common form of this type of disease in the United States - non-alcoholic fatty... Read more ...

What is hyperemesis gravidarum? The extreme morning sickness that Kate...

What is hyperemesis gravidarum? The extreme morning sickness that Kate Middleton suffered from

Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum with all three pregnancies and Amy Schumer said she is in hospital with the same thing Read more ...

FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Read more ...

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researchers discovered seven new... Read more ...

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

About half of teens who smoke cigarettes choose menthols and flavored e-cigarettes have been blamed for a recent increase in teen vaping rates. Read more ...

Women in the arts and men in construction have the highest suicide risks...

Women in the arts and men in construction have the highest suicide risks, new CDC data show

Women who work in public-facing creative fields like entertainment and the arts and men who work in construction - where they have 'access to lethal means' are at higher... Read more ...

Patients may be getting turned away from surgery until their painful disease...

Patients may be getting turned away from surgery until their painful disease becomes bad enough to operate on

Wales' only endometriosis centre is inadequately funded and is turning complex cases away because 'it cannot cope with demand' Read more ...

Walking Can Help Burn Belly Fat, but Only If You Follow This Trainer's Advice

Walking Can Help Burn Belly Fat, but Only If You Follow This Trainer's Advice

If you think there's no point in exercising if you can't crush it in the gym for an hour, think again. Doing 30 minutes of aerobic activity like walking can help burn belly fat... Read more ...

What can be done to address the number of suicides carried out with pesticides?

What can be done to address the number of suicides carried out with pesticides?

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, roughly 45,000 Americans take their own lives every single year, making suicide the tenth leading cause of death in... Read more ...

Toxic chemicals are affecting aquatic ecosystems even at surprisingly low...

Toxic chemicals are affecting aquatic ecosystems even at surprisingly low concentrations, study finds

Toxic chemicals - such as fungicides and antidepressants - entering waterways and aquatic ecosystems may cause adverse behavioral changes in aquatic animals even at relatively... Read more ...