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Vitamin D deficiency raises risk of schizophrenia diagnosis

Vitamin D-deficient individuals are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as people who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study published in the Endocrine ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Alcohol and energy drink combo boosts urge to drink

PRIMING EFFECT: Popular energy drinks that "give you wings" also give you a greater desire to keep drinking when mixed with alcohol, an Australian study finds.

Thu 17 Jul 14 from ABC Science

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More than 10 million people gained coverage under obamacare, study finds

(HealthDay)A new study estimates that more than 10 million uninsured Americans gained health coverage over the past year due to the Affordable Care Act.

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Parenting skills tied to reduced inflammation in low-income children

A new Northwestern University study suggests that an intervention focused on strengthening families can reduce inflammation, a chronic over activation of parts of the immune system that is important ...

Mon 21 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Genetically engineered worms that can't get drunk could lead to a 'James Bond' sobriety pill

Neuroscientists from the University of Texas have used genetic engineering to create worms incapable of getting drunk no matter how much alcohol they ingest.

Wed 16 Jul 14 from The Independent

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New methods of detecting Salmonella in pork meat processing

Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, new methods of characterising ...

10 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Study compares cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs

In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money. The Jenny Craig regimen generated ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Trying to get kids to eat healthier? Don't tell them veggies are good for them

At some point, most kids will hear that drinking milk helps make their bones strong or that fish is food for the brain. But do these messages foster the idea that if something is good for us, ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Female triathletes at risk for pelvic floor disorders and other complications

Female triathletes are at risk for pelvic floor disorders, decreased energy, menstrual irregularities and abnormal bone density, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). ...

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Should men at risk for cardiovascular disease receive earlier cholesterol treatment?

New guidelines on cholesterol treatment and cardiovascular risk assessment state that men have at least double the risk of dying from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or of having a heart ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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