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2006-01-06 12:23:10

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The economic situation of people's neighborhoods may affect their risk of suffering a heart attack, a study in Sweden suggests.

2005-11-21 16:23:35

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Premature birth may create a risk for high blood pressure, a study by scientists based on tests of Swedish men showed on Monday.

2005-11-18 01:29:26

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - If people avoided major risk factors for cancer, more than a third of the 7 million annual deaths from the disease could be prevented, scientists said on Friday.

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2005-11-18 01:25:00

If people avoided major risk factors for cancer, more than a third of the 7 million annual deaths from the disease could be prevented, scientists said on Friday.

2005-11-17 19:06:06

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - If people avoided major risk factors for cancer, more than a third of the 7 million annual deaths from the disease could be prevented, scientists said on Friday.

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2005-11-14 14:10:00

Children who eat out frequently have higher blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart risk factors than children fed home-cooked meals more often, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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