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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
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.