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Vitamin D in pregnancy could help prevent childhood asthma

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune...
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Prostate cancer and hereditary risk: What is the connection?

Thanks to Angelina Jolie and Christina Applegate, many of us are now aware that women with certain hereditary genetic mutations have an increased risk...
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Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in...
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What you should know about aging and cancer risk

Advancing age is the most important risk factor for cancer overall, and for many individual cancer types. According to the most recent statistical data from...
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What happens when you swallow gum?

Does gum really stay in your stomach for 7 years? It’s a legendary piece of playground lore: If you swallow a piece of gum, it...
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Men should rethink surgery for early-stage prostate cancer

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Why people gain more weight in their middle age

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Your digestive system works hard every day to digest the food you consume. After years of this, you may start to see some changes...
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Link between IBD and Parkinson’s might allow doctors to slow down condition

Doctors may be able to modify or slow down the progress of the neurological condition Parkinson's disease in the future by spotting signs of...
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In a previous study, the researchers reported that daily supplemental vitamin C in pregnant women who could not quit smoking improved their newborn's pulmonary...
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Your spouse’s BMI may predict your diabetes risk

New research links the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers say efforts to detect undiagnosed...
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‘Cholesterol vaccine’: Twice-yearly jab could help to halve ‘bad’ cholesterol

A new treatment delivered as a regular injection could help patients with high cholesterol levels to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers say the...
High blood pressure in early and middle age can increase heart disease danger

High blood pressure in early and middle age can increase heart disease danger

Hypertension stresses your body’s blood vessels, causing them to clog or weaken. This can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels and making them more...

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New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

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Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

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