News tagged with illness

New genetic clue to anorexia

The largest DNA-sequencing study of anorexia nervosa has linked the eating disorder to variants in a gene coding for an enzyme that regulates cholesterol metabolism. The finding suggests that anorexia could be caused in part ...

Sep 11, 2013
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Students design prototypes that can predict your health

The Danish health sector offers many different types of treatment, but how will it fare as the population ages and more people develop chronic illnesses? Students taking part in an interdisciplinary summer ...

Sep 06, 2013
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Exercise key to a longer, happier life

(Medical Xpress)—Sustained physical activity can add years to life and substantially improve the quality of those years, according to the latest results of a long-term study into more than 12,000 elderly Western Australian ...

Sep 05, 2013
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Early palliative care avoids emergency stress

Cancer patients who receive early access to community-based palliative care are less likely to go to the emergency department coming towards the end of their life, according to Curtin University research.

Sep 03, 2013
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A fresh hope for regaining lost hair

Hair loss is usually genetically determined but can also be the result of aging or chronic illness. It is often a distressing condition that negatively affects the self-confidence and social life of the men ...

Aug 28, 2013
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