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Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:22

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment. Now, no more.

Children of overweight women die younger: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 09:25

Children born from obese women were 35 percent more likely to die prematurely in adulthood, according to a study Wednesday that warned of a growing epidemic.

`Love hormone` helps cut background clutter in noisy environment

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 12:43

A new study has found that oxytocin, typically known as the " love hormone" helps promote social and parental bonding in a crowded environment.

Cancer cells adapt to travel

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 14:59

Cancer cells move around by adapting their behaviour to whatever environment they are in, a new study has found.

Key risk factors for distress in employees revealed

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 15:33

Workers, who face high emotional demand and conflicting roles, are more likely to report psychological distress, a new study has revealed.

Global malnutrition costs `unacceptably high`: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 23:44

The UN report said that malnutrition, including obesity and under-nourishment problems have been raised to `unacceptably high` levels.

1 in 6 cases of adult asthma caused by workplace environment

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 00:45

There are many occupations that are thought to cause asthma in adults, according to researchers.

Less walkable neighbourhoods increase diabetes risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 13:53

The neighborhood in which you live could determine your risk for developing diabetes, say researchers

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