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Chinese medicine links the health of the bones and the ear via the Kidney organ system. Now Western medicine is making this link. Sufferers of osteoporosis (low bone density) and its preceding condition, osteopaenia, are more...

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Exposure to phthalate, a toxic chemical used as a plasticiser in a wide variety of personal care products and children’s toys might contribute to low birth weight in babies. Low birth weight is the leading cause of death in...

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Drinking coffee when you’re drunk won’t sober you up. In fact a cup of coffee may make it harder for people to realise they’re drunk and therefore more likely to feel competent enough to try potentially dangerous things such as...

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People who get divorced or who are widowed are more likely to suffer chronic health problems, even if they go on to remarry. According to an American study of 8,652 people aged between 51 and 61, divorced people have 20% more...

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People who are prone to anxiety are more likely to develop asthma, according to German investigators. The team used a questionnaire to evaluate tendencies to hysteria, anxiety and depression in 4010 adults without asthma. When...

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A team of American scientists has reported that regions of the brain involved in emotional regulation are larger in long-term meditators than in non-meditators. The group used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to...

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Excessive exercise can be as addictive as heroin, according to US scientists, and stopping can lead to withdrawal symptoms. The scientists believe that extreme exercise causes increases in endogenous opioid peptides (endorphins),...

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Smoking both tobacco and marijuana increases the risk of developing respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Canadian clinicians surveyed a random sample of 878 people aged 40 years or older living in...

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Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) in the range emitted by mobile phones can cause damage to human spermatozoa. When an Australian team exposed sperm to RF-EMR they found that their motility and vitality were...

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Canadian psychologists have found that people with low self-esteem can actually feel worse after repeating positive statements about themselves. The researchers asked people with high and low self-esteem to repeat a positive...

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