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2011-05-27 10:31:04

Children who are overweight may not be getting enough sleep at night, according to researchers in New Zealand.

2011-05-06 14:12:53

Arsenic exposure and smoking each elevate the risk of disease.

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2010-06-23 09:46:50

Research: Mobile phone base stations and early childhood cancers: case-control study.

2010-06-16 07:55:09

Sexuality and obesity, a gender perspective: Results from French national random probability survey of sexual behaviors.

2009-10-22 14:23:59

A dramatic rise in antidepressant prescriptions issued by GPs has been caused by a year on year increase in the number of people taking antidepressant drugs on a long-term basis, according to researchers from the University of Southampton.

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2009-09-18 12:30:00

Many studies have been conducted to show the beneficial effects of a healthy lifestyle involving no smoking, a balanced diet and exercise, but few have been able to gauge the negative impacts of an unhealthy lifestyle.

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2006-10-27 09:00:00

The achievements of medical science in the past 150 years have transformed our world. But which is the greatest medical breakthrough?

2004-11-26 03:00:11

Abstract Background Helicobacter pylori may have major implications for patients' wellbeing and future health. If a patient is found to be H. pylori positive it is important that the infection is eradicated because of the risk of associated peptic ulcers and gastric cancers.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.