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Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in veterans with Gulf War illness

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017

Small study focused on DNA within cells’ mitochondria

Veterans Affairs Research Communications


Yang Chen, with the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, was first author on a study that found mitochondrial DNA damage in veterans with Gulf War illness. 1,145 more words

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Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar and cancer

Public Release: 13-Oct-2017

VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

A nine-year joint research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. 444 more words

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Feeling sated can become a cue to eat more

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017

Association for Psychological Science

When hunger pangs strike, we usually interpret them as a cue to reach for a snack; when we start to feel full, we take it as a sign that we should stop eating. 708 more words

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Large increase in rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017

The JAMA Network Journals

Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases, such as COPD, increased by nearly 30 percent overall in the U.S., although this trend varied by county, sex, and chronic respiratory disease type, according to a study published by… 449 more words

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Antidepressants associated with significantly elevated risk of death, researchers find - 33% higher chance of death than non-users

Public Release: 14-Sep-2017

McMaster University

HAMILTON, ON, CANADA, Sept. 14, 2014 – Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings by a McMaster-led team of researchers. 525 more words

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Low awareness of breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment among US women

Public Release: 14-Sep-2017

Wolters Kluwer Health

Did you know that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer? Most American women aren’t aware of these risks of breast cancer screening, reports a study in the October issue of… 476 more words

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H1N1 swine flu may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017


Infection with H1N1 influenza (also called swine flu) may put individuals, particularly children, at greater risk of subsequent type 1 diabetes (T1D), suggests new research being presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal (11-15 September). 377 more words

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