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Preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal risk in pregnant women with high blood pressure

Pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death, which ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Connecting sleep deficits among young fruit flies to disruption in mating later in life

Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right. According to a new study published in Science this week from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or an athlete was doping. It can provide information about hormones and ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Yoga big on West Coast, chiropractors popular in Midwest

(HealthDay)—Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death

A new study shows that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death.

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most "feminine" girls and the most "masculine" boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Mothers with higher BMI have increased risk of stillbirth, infant death

Higher maternal body mass index (BMI) before or in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death, with women who are severely obese having ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Distracted driving among teens threatens public health and safety

Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all distraction-related fatal automobile crashes involved drivers under 20 years of age. These grim statistics, ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Mum's diet mirrors child's food allergies

A long-term study evaluating maternal diet's impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children.

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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