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Scientists find a gene that makes you look older than you really are

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
If you look a little older than your age, your DNA may be to blame. People who carried a specific gene looked two years older, on average, than those who did not carry this gene, according to a study published last week in Current Biology.
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Experimental therapy has over 90% remission rate for advanced leukemia patients

News-Medical.net - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Twenty-seven of 29 patients with an advanced type of leukemia that had proved resistant to multiple other forms of therapy went into remission after their T cells (disease-fighting immune cells) were genetically engineered to fight their cancers ...
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SA bean sprouts given all clear after factory is cleaned of salmonella

ABC Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
SA Health has given the all clear for people to eat raw bean sprouts again after they were linked to a dramatic rise in the state's salmonella cases.
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Younger gay, bisexual men at higher risk for depression, anxiety: study

The Globe and Mail - ‎19 hours ago‎
While gay and bisexual men are at higher risk for mental-health issues than their straight counterparts, the risk is particularly high for young gay and bisexual men, a new study has found.
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How women with eating disorders are using Instagram to help them recover

NEWS.com.au - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
GETTING more than 100 likes on your #eeeeeats Instagram of the pizza you just devoured might be a fun accomplishment to show off. But for people who are recovering from eating disorders, posting food pictures on Instagram is a part of something much ...
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Belgium To Distribute Iodine Tablets In Wake Of Nuclear Meltdown Fears

The Inquisitr - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Belgian government has decided to distribute anti-radiation iodine tablets to the entire population as a precaution against a possible nuclear meltdown.
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Working longer may lead to a longer life, new OSU research shows

The Columbian - ‎18 hours ago‎
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Working past age 65 could lead to longer life, while retiring early may be a risk factor for dying earlier, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.
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Exposure to fine particulate matter in air can increase risk of cancer-specific mortality

News-Medical.net - ‎2 hours ago‎
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a series of monographs on the evaluation of various carcinogenic risks.

Battle ahead to bring health up to par with big smoke

Clarence Valley Daily Examiner - ‎19 hours ago‎
CLARENCE Valley residents are more likely to die of avoidable diseases caused by smoking, drinking and obesity than Aussies living in capital city suburbs.
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New research on EdnrB, Wnt signaling pathways could lead to therapies for skin pigment disorders

News-Medical.net - ‎19 hours ago‎
A pair of molecular signals controls skin and hair color in mice and humans - and could be targeted by new drugs to treat skin pigment disorders like vitiligo, according to a report by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center.
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Study helps discover new treatments for type 2 diabetes in men with low testosterone

News-Medical.net - ‎19 hours ago‎
Doctors have long known that men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. For the first time, researchers have identified how testosterone helps men regulate blood sugar by triggering key signaling mechanisms in islets, ...
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You are happier and healthier when you walk the dog

Starts at 60 - ‎14 hours ago‎
Do you have a dog? If not, you might want to give it some serious consideration because not only do dogs provide wonderful companionship it's now been proven that people who own them are happier and healthier than those people who don't.
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Key gene changes reveal four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia

News-Medical.net - ‎21 hours ago‎
Changes in key genes clearly define four previously unknown conditions within the umbrella diagnosis of schizophrenia, according to a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center published online April 28 in EBioMedicine, a Lancet journal.
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Fake Egg Cells Can Be Used As Contraception And To Treat Infertility

The Inquisitr - ‎13 hours ago‎
There's a new approach to both avoiding babies and obtaining babies, and it's an egg decoy that is being investigated by Matteo Avella, a lead researcher at the National Institutes of Health, according to Digital Trends.
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Skin cancer: AAD says men have lower awareness compared to women

Maine News Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
According to a survey by American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), men are less aware about skin cancer than women. The survey was conducted in January 4 and 5, 2016 by Relevant Research of Chicago.
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Cigarettes banned for under 21s in US

The Australian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The minimum age for buying cigarettes in Massachusetts in the US has been lifted to 21 years. The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly in favour of the raise to the minimum age on Thursday, making it the second state to raise the age in the US.
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Wish to boost your memory? Drink peppermint tea

Economic Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
LONDON: Are you finding it difficult to remember things? If yes, drink peppermint tea, as according to a new study, it can improve long-term and working memory in healthy adults.
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