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Stephen Sutton: UK Teenage cancer fundraiser dies

Stephen Sutton: UK Teenage cancer fundraiser dies

Stephen Sutton, the 19-year-old, suffering from terminal cancer, has passed away his family has said. Stephen had gained the hearts of the nation and his fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust has now reached more than £3m, smashing his original £10,000 target. His mother said he ‘passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning’ in ... Read More »

Scientists identify genetic marker for OCD

Scientists identify genetic marker for OCD

Scientists have stumbled onto a genetic marker that’s linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). “If this finding is confirmed, it could be useful,” said lead study author Gerald Nestadt, M.D., M.P.H., a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of Johns Hopkins’ Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program, via a press release. “We might ultimately ... Read More »

Medications can help people quit drinking, Study

Medications can help people quit drinking, Study

Medications that could help alcoholics quit drinking are rarely prescribed, according to a new study released Tuesday. The drugs — acamprosate and naltrexone — reduce cravings for alcohol, but researchers say there’s a lack of awareness and understanding of their efficacy among doctors. Read More »

Certain common chemicals linked to breast cancer, Study

Certain common chemicals linked to breast cancer, Study

A new peer-reviewed study says that many chemicals demonstrated to cause mammary cancer in rats are linked to breast cancer in women. The team, led by Ruthann Rudel, research director of the institute, did a structured online literature review of 102 known rodent mammary carcinogens to identify measurement methods for biomarkers of exposure; that is, specific chemicals or their metabolites ... Read More »

Managing Concussion Symptoms, Study

Managing Concussion Symptoms, Study

A new study found that many children experience concussion symptoms months after the accident and the effects may linger long after the physical symptoms fade away. The growing number of concussions among kids and teens has raised serious concerns worldwide. A new study finds more reason to worry about such head injuries. Read More »

No benefit from antioxidant in wine and chocolate, new study says

No benefit from antioxidant in wine and chocolate, Study

Scientists from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine did not find any definitive proof that drinking red wine is good for one’s health, BBC reported. Previous studies have indicated that drinking red wine and eating dark chocolate is good for the heart and prolongs life. According to these reports, resveratrol, the common ingredient found in both red wine and ... Read More »

Documentary on Obesity Lacks Policy Muscle (Video)

Documentary on Obesity Lacks Policy Muscle

A new documentary, Fed Up, produced by bookseller Heather Reisman and environmentalist Laurie David, who wrote An Inconvenient Truth, takes aim at the food industry, and levels much of the blame for the dramatic increase we have seen in the spread of obesity, which the World Health Organization (WHO) says has doubled since 1980. Read More »