Drink coffee, avoid gallstones?

(HealthDay)—To the many ways in which coffee seems to confer unexpected health benefits, add a lowered risk of painful gallstones.


Study explores genetic risk for suicide attempt

Using data from the UK Biobank and Vanderbilt's BioVU, a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry finds that approximately 4 percent of suicide attempt risk is captured by genotype data.


Mapping shear stress can help predict heart attacks

A heart attack is like an earthquake. When a patient is having a heart attack, it's easy for cardiologists to look at a coronary artery and identify the blockages that are causing trouble. However, predicting exactly where ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The brain's fight and flight responses to social threat

A study published in eNeuro exploring the neural correlates of the 'fight-or-flight' response finds that people who choose to flee perceive a greater threat, which leads them to mentally and behaviorally disengage from the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Duration of estrogen deficiency linked to fibrosis risk in NAFLD

(HealthDay)—For postmenopausal women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), longer duration of estrogen deficiency is associated with increased odds of having more severe fibrosis, according to a study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ultrasound findings in invasive breast CA link to histopathology

(HealthDay)—Histopathologic patterns and biomarkers for invasive breast cancer correlate with differences in findings on sonographic (US) imaging, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical ...


A physician's ability to empathize may be in the genes

(HealthDay)—Sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) is associated with increased activation of brain regions involved in awareness, attention, and action planning, according to a study published online June 23 in Brain and ...

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