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No Link Between Cancer And Work-Related Stress
2013-02-08 13:27:04

Work-related stress may give you a heart attack, cause a stroke, make you more likely to consume alcohol, facilitate overeating, strain your relationships, reduce hours of sleep, and shorten your lifespan, but it probably won’t give you cancer.

2012-05-02 09:51:20

A Mendelian randomization analysis conducted by Børge Nordestgaard of Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and colleagues, using data from observational studies, supports a causal relationship between body mass index (BMI) and risk for ischemic heart disease (IHD).


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.