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Exercise fights heart disease among people with genetic risks

About one in four deaths in the US is due to heart disease. But a new study suggests that even if you have a genetic risk for heart disease, there is a simple way: exercise. In the study, researchers examined data from nearly 500,000 people from England, Scotland and Wales participating in a study called the UK Biobank Study. At …

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Researchers are making progress in the fight against ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer can be hard to beat, especially if it returns after initial treatment, but new research offers a glimmer of hope. One study found that a new targeted "immunotherapy" for the treatment of ovarian cancer looked promising in a small, early process. In the meantime, a second research team discovered a marker for patients who get better overall after …

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This mysterious marijuana syndrome is facilitated by hot showers

Oddly, hot showers relieve the symptoms of a mysterious marijuana syndrome Credit: Janis Smits / Shutterstock A mysterious vomiting associated with marijuana Strange Antidote: Hot Showers The condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, is characterized by recurrent attacks of severe nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain in heavy marijuana users who often take a hot shower to relieve their symptoms. The condition …

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Inflammation in pregnant women is closely linked to the development of the baby's brain

Researchers from OHSU, University of California, Irvine and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have found a strong link between maternal inflammation, altered brain function and working memory for the first time in a human study. It has been speculated that inflammation can affect the development of the fetal brain. First, they measured the levels of IL-6, an inflammatory marker known to …

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Similar rates of childhood trauma in schizophrenia and substance use disorders

. 9 April 2018 Increased prevalence of childhood adversity and trauma has been observed in adults with substance disorder and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders have similar rates of childhood trauma (in both severity and frequency) as patients with a recent study in Psychiatry Research although the association between substance use in schizophrenia Spectrum disorders are well …

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Exercise cuts heart risks, regardless of your genes

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) – Staying physically fit can help ward off heart problems, even if your genetics carries an increased risk of clogged arteries, a new large-scale study suggests. The researchers studied nearly 500,000 middle-aged and older adults and found that people with a higher level of fitness were less likely to develop heart disease for over …

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