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High carbohydrate diet could bring on earlier menopause in women

A new study suggests that a high carbohydrate diet could bring on earlier menopause in women. The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health and entitled “Dietary intake and age at natural menopause: results...

Cancer risk linked to obesity by Chinese researchers

Chinese research published recently in the International Journal of Cancer provides epidemiological evidence supporting the association between body mass index (BMI) and cancer risk. Body Mass Index (BMI) The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet...
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Topiramate during early pregnancy increases risk of oral clefts

A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that women using topiramate during early pregnancy, particularly at the high doses used to treat epilepsy, substantially increase their children’s risk of developing oral clefts....
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Possible side effects of Pueraria mirifica supplements for breast enlargement

Many women who consume Pueraria mirifica supplements in hopes of gaining larger breasts have been found to suffer serious side effects including menstrual irregularities and other disorders. Some of the Pueraria mirifica (野葛根) supplements...
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1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week reported findings that 1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified. Medical products The WHO press release described the situation as follows: An estimated 1 in...
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Open heart surgery survival odds better in the afternoon than morning

A recent study published in The Lancet medical journal indicates that open heart surgery appears to be safer in the afternoon than in the morning, because of the body’s internal clock. Circadian rhythm A circadian rhythm is any biological...

Cancer gene-altering therapy gets approved in the United States

A new cancer therapy that involves genetically modifying a patient’s immune cells was just approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), marking the first gene therapy treatment approved in the United States. Gene therapy The...
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Shanghai’s white-collar workers grow increasingly unhealthy

According to a new white paper published by Shanghai Foreign Service Group, an increasing number of white-collar workers in Shanghai are receiving failing grades on their physical examinations. Health Issues For men, the white paper indicates...
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Cigarette sales in Beijing show largest decline in recent years

According to a report published by the Beijing municipal government this week, cigarette sales in Beijing in 2016 declined by 8 percent year-on-year, representing the largest decline in recent years. Health effects of cigarettes Tobacco use,...
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Lifestyle choices that could reduce your risk of dementia

A new international study published in The Lancet medical journal suggests that roughly one third of dementia cases could potentially be prevented through healthier lifestyle choices. The study, entitled “Dementia prevention, intervention,...