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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. Researchers found that among 3,610 adults living near the urban area of Stockholm, those living in lower-income neighborhoods had a higher rate of heart attack than those in more affluent areas. And the risk was not fully explained by a person's own income, education and occupation - factors that many studies have linked to...

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. The study, to be presented in the Wednesday edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association, involved 329,495 Swedish men born between 1973 and 1981 and drafted for military service between 1993 and 2001, who had blood pressure tests. It found that men born extremely pre-term, at less than 29 weeks, had almost twice the risk...

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. In a report in The Lancet medical journal, the researchers estimated how many deaths from 12 types of cancer were caused by exposure to nine risk factors. They calculated that smoking, alcohol, obesity, poor diet, unsafe sex, lack of exercise and other factors contributed to 2.43...

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2005-11-18 01:25:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- 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. In a report in The Lancet medical journal, the researchers estimated how many deaths from 12 types of cancer were caused by exposure to nine risk factors. They calculated that smoking, alcohol, obesity, poor diet, unsafe sex, lack of exercise and other factors contributed to 2.43 million cancer deaths...

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. In a report in The Lancet medical journal, the researchers estimated how many deaths from 12 types of cancer were caused by exposure to nine risk factors. They calculated that smoking, alcohol, obesity, poor diet, unsafe sex, lack of exercise and other factors contributed to 2.43...

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2005-11-14 14:10:00

WASHINGTON -- 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. The study of more than 600 school-age children found that 20 percent ate out four or more times a week, not including the school cafeteria. Those children, compared with their peers who ate out less, had higher blood pressure, unhealthier cholesterol levels, and worse blood sugar metabolism -- a...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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