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New study to help disabled people get more active

Following the success of para-athletes taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, researchers in our Department for Health are embarking on a new study to understand more about the benefits of moderate-intensity ...

Aug 04, 2014
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Lentils provide breakthrough in disease prevention

A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of ...

Aug 04, 2014
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Scientists solve sudden cardiac death mystery

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have discovered the cause of sudden cardiac death in young children, for the first time making it possible to pinpoint a therapeutic target for future efforts in developing a ...

Aug 01, 2014
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FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests

(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight.

Jul 31, 2014
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Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off "switch" in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing ...

Marijuana users who feel low get high

Adolescents and young adults who smoke marijuana frequently may attempt to manage negative moods by using the drug, according to a study in September's Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.