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Loneliness May Be in the DNA

For a very long time, it has been thought that loneliness is just a phase in person’s life and a weakness but a new study shows that loneliness is just part of the genetic variation and hereditary. It has been showed that 48 % of the variations in loneliness among people are due to genetics and...

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Newly found hormone may decrease appetite

A potential new weapon in fighting obesity has been discovered. It is in a form of hormone that seems to reduce our urge to eat. It is called obestatin and it is regulated by the same gene responsible for a hormone blamed for weight gain, ghrelin. Both of the hormones are made by the stomach....

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Colas linked to high blood pressure in women

High blood pressure is a condition that around 600 million people suffer from. If not treated, high blood pressure may lead to heart attacks, congestive heart failure, blood vessel damage, stroke , brain damage and other diseases and is considered to be one of the most common and deadly...

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Tobacco giant seeks 'safe' cigarettes

A report in The Sunday Times, that British American Tobacco is about to launch a cigarette that would cut the risk of cancer and heart disease by up to 90%, was denied by the BAT’s spokeswoman. Instead, she said that BAT is working on developing a reduced-risk product. Their idea is to develop...

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Cancer Can Recur Any Time

On the Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, doctors who participated in a discussion warned the cancer patients as well as other people to stay alert even if they had managed to get rid of one cancer. Cancers can strike back at any time, sometimes even years after the first attack. Those people who...

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Colgate to Develop Anti-Cancer Toothpastes and Mouthwashes

Smoking is the main cause oral cancer is gradually becoming one of the leading cancers in the world. Colgate-Palmolive Company for oral care has united with Introgen Therapeutics to fight against pre-cancerous conditions in the oral cavity and oral cancer. Colgate-Palmolive has bought part of...

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Kidney failure shows a tendency to run in families

Ever since more knowledge was acquired in the genetics area, more attention has been paid to identifying diseases that run in the families, so that these could be approached and treated in time. A new study on kidney failure showed that around one-fourth of all dialysis patients have a close...

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Sick Swedish seagull was drunk, not affected by bird flu

That the bird flu scare is present and big shows us a recent event that occurred in a Swedish town Sundsvall on the east coast. A big panic emerged across the country and among authorities when a drunken seagull was found and brought to the laboratory. Veterinarians examined the bird with extra...

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Stomach could reveal who is lying

US scientists have found a new, more reliable lie-detector test - by listening to liars' stomachs. Conventional polygraph tests use changes such as increased heart rates and sweating. The problem with the conventional ones is that people may be anxious because of the test and get exited anyway. A...

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Ibuprofen found to cause severe GI bleedin

It was previously thought that ibuprofen was the safest of all non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a drug with least side effects and harmful effects on gastrointestinal tract. However, new studies showed that high doses and large amounts of ibuprofen can cause GI bleeding in both...

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