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Brain changes may be linked to unexplained motor symptoms

A new study finds that people who have movement problems, symptoms that cannot be explained by an underlying disease, may have chemical changes in specific areas of the brain. The study is published in the June 5, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These symptoms, which include […]

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Newly discovered immune cell linked to type 1 diabetes

In a discovery that might be likened to finding medicine’s version of the Loch Ness monster, a research team from Johns Hopkins Medicine, IBM Research and four collaborating institutions is the first to document the existence of long-doubted “X cell,” a “rogue hybrid” immune system cell that may play a key role in the development […]

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British military used paint linked to cancer on its vehicles

British military has used chromium-based paint linked to cancer on its tanks, 4x4s and armoured personnel carriers despite the substance being banned for many lines of manufacturing in 2003 The Ministry of Defence admitted it has used the paint as recently as December But it has been phased out completely now, the Government said yesterday  […]

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Why being positive keeps you slim, top psychologist explains

Why being positive keeps you slim: Psychologist explains how your mindset is linked to weight loss – and offers a 3-step plan for you to try Dr Aria is one of the UK’s leading psychologists specializing in weight management and long-term health  Positive thinkers are more likely to lose weight and keep it off, data shows  […]

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Poor kidney function linked to higher cancer risk

A new study has uncovered a modestly higher cancer risk in individuals with mild to severe chronic kidney disease, driven primarily by skin (non-melanoma) and urogenital cancers. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), do not prove a causal link between kidney dysfunction […]

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Democracy linked to global health gains in low-, middle-income countries

Most studies that look at whether democracy improves global health rely on measurements of life expectancy at birth and infant mortality rates. Yet those measures disproportionately reflect progress on infectious diseases—such as malaria, diarrheal illnesses and pneumonia—which relies heavily on foreign aid. A new study led by Stanford Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations […]

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AAN: Sweetened Drinks Linked to More Severe Disability in MS

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 — Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with an increased risk for severe versus mild-to-moderate disability among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study scheduled for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, to be held from May 4 to 10 in Philadelphia. Elisa Meier-Gerdingh, […]