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Early start to weight gain tied to later heart risks

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 10:24

Kids who start rapidly gaining weight early in childhood are more likely to have higher blood pressure and other signs of future heart trouble as preteens, a new study suggests.

New drug combo makes cancer cells `eat themselves`

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 16:27

A new drug combination therapy, which is being developed at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center effectively, killed colon, liver, lung, kidney, breast and brain cancer cells while having little effect on noncancerous cells.

Simple ultrasound therapy can prevent acute kidney injury post surgery

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 19:19

A simple and non-invasive ultrasound-based therapy might prevent acute kidney injury that commonly arises after major surgery, a new study has revealed.

Poor temperament in childhood linked to adolescent alcohol use

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 13:35

Children under the age of five with behavioural issues are likelier to start drinking by the age of 15, according to a new study.

Diseases can rapidly evolve to become more virulent

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 19:52

In a new study, researchers have observed that a novel disease in songbirds has rapidly evolved to become more harmful to its host on at least two separate occasions in just two decades.

Multiple genes contribute to schizophrenia risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 16:01

Multiple genes contribute to risk for schizophrenia and appear to function in pathways related to transmission of signals in the brain and immunity, an international study has discovered.

Fatty diet during pregnancy may cause cancer in offspring

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 19:06

Chemicals or foods that raise estrogen levels during pregnancy may increase cancer risk in daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters.

`Exposure to chemical may cause heart disease`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 14:42

Exposure to perfluoro-octanoic acid may be linked with heart disease and peripheral arterial disease.

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