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Getting just the right amount of sleep is unequivocally associated with living longer, according to a systematic review by English and Italian authors. The researchers investigated the relationship between duration of sleep and...

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People who exercise more are significantly less likely to develop gallstones, according to UK investigators. A prospective cohort study followed 25,639 volunteers over 14 years for symptomatic gallstones, dividing them into four...

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Deet (for N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), the active ingredient in most insect repellents, has been found to be toxic to the central nervous systems of both insects and mammals. Using toxicological, biochemical and...

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Young women with stressful jobs are more likely to develop heart disease, a Danish study has found. The Danish Nurse Cohort Study prospectively followed a total of 12,116 nurses, aged 45-64 years at baseline, for a total of 15...

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A large part of human milk consists of complex sugars that are undigestible by babies, but American scientists have worked out that its purpose is instead to influence the composition of bacteria in the infant’s gut. The...

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Drinking alcohol appears to reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and also reduces the risk of developing the disease, in a dose-dependent manner, according to research from the UK. 873 patients with erosive RA, and...

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A large Danish study has found a correlation between the amount of diet drinks consumed by women and their risk of going into preterm labour. The prospective cohort analysis of 59,334 women found that the risk of preterm birth was...

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A systematic review by American authors suggests that mind-body therapies may be beneficial for alleviating specific menopausal symptoms. Eighteen clinical trials, involving a total of 882 women, met their inclusion criteria....

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A sobering paper in the prestigious journal Lancet Infectious Diseases predicts a disastrous near future in which antibiotics are no longer effective against infectious diseases. The article explains how a new gene called NDM 1...

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A US study confirms - as drinkers have long maintained - that drinking whisky results in a worse hangover than vodka. However, the study also found that drinking vodka all night instead of whisky did not improve performance the...

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