Drinking Beer In Moderation Lowers Women’s Risk Of Heart Attack

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As more and more research comes out in support of moderate beer consumption, we can only hope that people have a firm understanding of the word “moderation.” A recent study conducted by researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg has found that women who drink beer in moderation are at a 30 percent lower risk for a heart attack compared to women who drink beer heavily and women who don’t drink beer at all. Continue reading

Avoidable risk factors take an increasing toll on health worldwide

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A wide range of avoidable risk factors to health – ranging from air pollution to poor diets to unsafe water – account for a growing number of deaths and a significant amount of disease burden, according to a new analysis of 79 risks in 188 countries. Continue reading

Childhood bullying can cause problems decades later

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Years after the psychological sting of frequent bullying, researchers say the effects can extend to lower levels of education, physical and cognitive health problems, and poor social functioning. Continue reading

Children who grow up in a recession are less self-obsessed

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Children who grow up in a recession are more likely to become well-rounded adults than those who enjoy an easy start to life, a psychological study has found. Continue reading

Interferon-free therapy for hepatitis C cured 90% of patients

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Currently, doctors treating hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis (liver scarring) can only offer treatments that rely on the drug interferon, which unfortunately, only works for less than half of patients.

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Lab-grown vaginas and nostrils work, doctors report

 

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Scientists who grow body parts in labs have reached two new milestones, creating normally functioning vaginas for four young women and new nostrils for five skin-cancer patients.

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OCD Symptoms More Widespread Than You Think: 94% οf People Have Intrusive Thoughts

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Though the intrusive, unwanted thoughts of obsessive-compulsive disorder have to be extremely intense for someone to be diagnosed with OCD, a new study shows that 94 percent of people experience such symptoms in their daily lives. That is, being somewhat OCD is remarkably common.

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