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A big neck may mean you need to improve your health

Neck circumference predicts a deadly cluster of cardiovascular risk factors, according to research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress (APSC) 2019. The...

New study estimates preventable cancer burden linked to poor diet in the US

A new modeling study estimates the number, proportion, and type of specific cancers associated with the under or overconsumption of foods and sugar-sweetened beverages...

Leaving school earlier could increase the risk of heart disease

Although it has been known for a long time, that education, and socioeconomic position affect health, particularly in later life, there was limited knowledge...

As more veterans die of opioid overdoses, study shows need to focus beyond prescriptions

A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among American veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids,...
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Scientists say the human brain’s ability to tell what an object is by touch...

Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object from touch alone, a so-called inner pickpocket...

Bad moods are contagious! Empathy study finds pessimism and doubt can spread through a...

Pessimism is infectious among ravens. That's the conclusion of researchers who studied the birds in a bid to observe their intelligence and empathy, earlier this...

From sniffing a lemon to massaging their ears, the scientifically-backed tricks EVERY student can...

Exam season is in full swing and students at schools, colleges and universities are busy revising.  But it can be difficult to know which study...

Chemicals in shampoo, toys and floorboards may ‘raise your risk of obesity, type 2...

Exposure to chemicals found in shampoo, toys and floorboards may increase the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, research suggests. A study...

Man, 30, suffers ‘rectal blowout’ after his ‘perverted friends’ put the nozzle of an...

A man's colon burst after his 'perverted' friends put a compressed air pump into his anus and inflated it, a bizarre medical report has...
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