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Why a Genetic Flaw May Lower Heart Disease Risk

Why a Genetic Flaw May Lower Heart Disease Risk

Generally speaking, studies about genetic flaws usually focus on the potential consequences of such abnormalities. But imagine if a malfunctioning gene actually had a highly positive impact on your health? As strange as such a scenario might seem, a team ...

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Gauging the Risks Electromagnetic Radiation

Gauging the Risks Electromagnetic Radiation

While you may not be familiar with the term “electromagnetic radiation,” you can rest assured that you probably encounter it many times throughout the day ‒ this type of energy can be found in both your home and office, and ...

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Making Tumors Glow: A New Way to Fight Lung Cancer?

Making Tumors Glow: A New Way to Fight Lung Cancer?

Despite decades of research, lung cancer still remains a major concern for public health officials.In 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 224,000 Americans were diagnosed with this condition, while more than 159,000 succumbed to this disease. In ...

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Pesticides, Pregnancy and Autism Risk

Pesticides, Pregnancy and Autism Risk

There is certainly reason to believe that autism is becoming more common in the United States. In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 in 68 American children had an autism spectrum disorder. What ...

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Do you occasionally feel shy or nervous in social environments? Research suggests that you are not alone: A 2011 study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that over 12 percent of “somewhat or very” shy teens met ...

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Could Genetic Flaws Link Five Mental Disorders?

Could Genetic Flaws Link Five Mental Disorders?

There is a reasonable chance that you know of at least one person with one of the following conditions ‒ attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder. Aside from affecting a significant number of people, ...

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