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Could house dust make us fat?

Researchers say that EDCs in house dust may disrupt metabolic health. A new study indicates that exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in house dust may disrupt metabolic health and trigger an increase in body fat, particularly for children. Researchers from ...

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Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effects

Soon-to-be mothers have heard the warning – don’t drink while pregnant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as it can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ...

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Study shows active video games could improve kids' development

Video games might not be as bad for kids as we think, with new research showing interactive games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills. The research paper, published in the Journal of Science ...

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Happiness and harm awareness could keep young people from drinking and smoking

Promoting young people’s levels of well-being and making them aware of the harms of smoking and drinking could keep them away from alcohol and cigarettes, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Researchers at ...

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'I Lost 40 Pounds So I Could Donate My Kidney to My Friend'

I hadn’t heard from my friend Chris in over three years when a post from him showed up in my Facebook feed last autumn: he needed a new kidney to live. I could hardly believe it. When we worked together as ...

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Could Usain Bolt Become a Soccer Star?

Usain Bolt has dominated the world of competitive running for nearly a decade, and now, with his final race on the horizon, he’s setting his sights on another sport. “I have been playing football my whole life and I feel ...

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'Sniffing' urine to detect prostate cancer could prevent unnecessary biopsies

On the list of dreaded medical tests, a prostate biopsy probably ranks fairly high. The common procedure requires sticking a needle into the prostate gland to remove tissue for assessment. Thousands of men who undergo the uncomfortable procedure, prompted by ...

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A Selfie Could Tell You if You Have This Thyroid Cancer Symptom

When actor and producer Lorna Nickson Brown was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, she says she went numb because she couldn't understand how she — a 26-year-old who felt totally fine — could be seriously ill. But Lorna later found ...

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Defect in non-coding DNA could cause brain disorders like severe language impairment

Genetic variation in the non-coding DNA may contribute to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University in Nijmegen found. Molecular Psychiatry publishes ...

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College students' perception of dietary terms could help nutrition education

College students represent an important group for nutrition educators, since the transition into adulthood brings increased independence and decision making, which can affect diet and health-related behaviors. Promoting nutritional health among young adults is important. Poor decisions regarding eating may ...

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