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Genes, Stroke and Dementia

Genes, Stroke and Dementia

Aside from affecting the health of the brain, both stroke and dementia are unfortunately very common; various forms of dementia afflict millions of Americans, whereas stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A recent study ...

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A Quick Look at Three New Genetic Disorders

A Quick Look at Three New Genetic Disorders

Even in modern times, researchers continue to find new ways to help people live longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, medical science also continues to unearth new diseases and medical conditions. Listed below are some genetic disorders that have only been identified ...

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Three Genetic (and Rare) Heart Disorders

Three Genetic (and Rare) Heart Disorders

When it comes to heart problems, people generally think of such conditions as cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. Some people, however, must live with rare genetic disorders of the heart. Three of these disorders are further detailed below:   Familial Dilated ...

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A Look at DNA Maintenance Inside the Body

A Look at DNA Maintenance Inside the Body

In the last few decades, much has been written about the subject of DNA, and for good reason. The DNA a person receives from his or her parents determines all of their physical characteristics, and may leave them vulnerable to ...

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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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Can Your Genes Handle Fatty Foods?

Can Your Genes Handle Fatty Foods?

Fried foods are bad for you. We all know that. Many have observed, however, that the impact of these foods tends to vary from person to person; some put on weight relatively quickly, whereas others appear almost immune to their ...

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