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U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study

Though it hosts the best medical research in the world and spends more money on healthcare than any other country, a new study shows that the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to actual health outcomes. The study shows that traffic injuries, self-harm, cirrhosis, and drug addiction are rising as causes of premature death, along with Alzheimer’s, …

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New Cancer Drug Could Fight Breast Cancer

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia this week announced that a new anti-cancer compound shows promise in treating a common type of breast cancer. The compounds, known as BH3-mimetics, have been shown to be effective in treating oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancers, which around 70% of breast cancers are. The research has been published in the …

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Fat Cells’ DNA Changes After Exercise, Shows Study

Everyone knows that exercise is good for human health, but a new study has shown that it can actually alter DNA expression in our bodies. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, looked at fat cells in the bodies of 23 “slightly overweight,” but otherwise healthy middle-aged men. Though the men had not previously exercised, they were put on …

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Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study

Reddit is huge. Need proof? How about a recent Pew study that said 6 percent of all online American adults use the site. The study, which was published today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, is the first from Pew to specifically look into Reddit. The results of the study won’t exactly surprise you if you …

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Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study

While the grades gap between children from rich and poor families has been attributed to a variety of factors over the years, a new study shows that poor planning skills could be a major factor in the so-called income-achievement gap. Researchers at Cornell University looked at data on around 1,500 U.S. children that were part of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver …

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Being a Night Owl Could Lead to Weight Gain, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal Sleep has linked late nights and less sleep with a susceptibility for weight gain. The study, conducted by researchers at the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, showed that patients whose sleep was restricted gained more weight than those who slept long stretches. Patients who were restricted to sleeping only …

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Antibacterial Soap Could Harm Babies, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal Endocrine Reviews has shown that exposure to certain antibacterial soaps could harm nursing babies. The study, performed by researchers at the University of Tennessee, showed that the survival rates of nursing baby rats fell when they were exposed to triclocarban – a bactericide typically found in antibacterial bar soaps. The chemical is typically …

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New Drug Could Help Fight Type 1 Diabetes

A clinical trial of a new vaccine may have found a new method to combat type 1 diabetes. A team of researchers at the Stanford University Medical Center conducted the trial, which found that the “DNA reverse vaccine” reduced levels of immune cells linked to type 1 diabetes. It is the first demonstration of a DNA vaccine that targets type …

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Crohn’s Disease Linked to Common Virus

Researchers in Sweden have tentatively linked Crohn’s disease to an enterovirus that is commonly found in the intestines. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause chronic diarrhea and stomach pain. The cause of the disease is not currently known. In a new study published in the journal Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, researchers at Uppsala University …

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Teen Fitness Linked to Lower Suicide Risks, Shows Study

A new study has found that being fit as a teenager could be linked to a reduced risk of suicide as an adult. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg looked at a study of over 1.1 million Swedish men born between 1950 and 1987 who completed their mandatory physical exam for compulsory military service, comparing their results to Sweden‘s national …

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Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 patients with Type 2 diabetes. The study was done by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh as part of the …

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Vaccines Don’t Cause Guillain-Barre, Shows Study

A new study published in the latest issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found no link betweek vaccinations and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome. The disease is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s nervous system, leading to weak hands and feet before gradually leading to full-body paralyzation. The study looked at 415 cases of Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome from 1994 to 2006. …

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