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Alcohol withdrawal can be deadly – here's why

Alcohol damages the brain, heart, liver and pancreas, and it increases the risk of some cancers, such as mouth and bowel cancer. It also weakens the immune system, making people more vulnerable to infectious diseases, such ...

Jun 15, 2018
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The secret information hidden in your hair

Your hair can say a lot about you. It doesn't just give people clues about your personality or your taste in music. It can also record evidence of how much you drink, whether you smoke or take drugs, and perhaps even how ...

Jun 15, 2018
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Strategies to avoid sunburn

(HealthDay)—If you could protect yourself from cancer, you'd do it, right? Yet most Americans still aren't taking the easiest step to prevent the most commonly diagnosed type—skin cancer, which will affect one in five ...

Jun 15, 2018
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Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

A new Food-PRICE study finds persistent nutritional disparities within the food choices of those receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) compared to those not receiving SNAP assistance. ...

Jun 15, 2018
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Girls with high level of vitamin D have stronger muscles

Girls are stronger with higher levels of vitamin D, but this association is not found in boys. These are the results from a new large study from the Odense Child Cohort, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology ...

Jun 15, 2018
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Preventing hearing damage during summer activities

For many, summer means the sweet sounds of live concerts, fireworks, lawnmowers and splashing water. To optimize the fun summer sounds, here are some preventative measures to protect your hearing during these outdoor activities.

Jun 15, 2018
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More than 4 million eggs recalled in Poland

Poland's veterinary service on Friday recalled some 4.3 million eggs contaminated with an antibiotic, just days after Dutch eggs were pulled from supermarket shelves in Germany.

Jun 15, 2018
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Stay healthy during World Cup

If you've got a case of World Cup fever, you might find yourself attending watch parties or even kicking around a soccer ball with friends and family over the next few weeks. However you decide to join in on the excitement, ...

Jun 15, 2018
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Acute insomnia found to be common among good sleepers

(HealthDay)—Acute insomnia (AI) is common among good sleepers, and about three-quarters of those with AI recover good sleep, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies ...

Jun 14, 2018
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Frailty in middle aged linked to higher mortality

Frailty is a condition commonly associated with old age, however new research has highlighted the significance of frailty in middle age, especially in those living with chronic illness, and the importance of diagnosing it ...

Jun 14, 2018
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Should I get the flu shot if I'm pregnant?

Australia experienced a severe flu season last year with over a quarter of a million confirmed cases. Pregnant women are a high‐risk group where the disease can cause more serious illness when compared to the general population.

Jun 14, 2018
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Congo's Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly ...

Brain matures faster due to childhood stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain. This is the outcome of a ...

Observing brain plasticity during cello training

Music acquisition provides an excellent model of neural plasticity, and has become a hot research subject in neurology. Music performance provides an unmatched array of neural complexities revealing how neural networks are ...

Tick-borne meat sensitivity linked to heart disease

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat—a sensitivity spread by tick bites—with a buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries of the heart. This buildup may ...

161 genetic factors for myopia identified

The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the largest-ever genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the Gutenberg Health Study at the Medical Center of Johannes ...

Early birds less prone to depression

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division ...

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