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November 23rd, 2016 The popular group of antacids known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of ischaemic stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016. "PPIs have been associated...

November 16th, 2016 Having a vasectomy doesn't increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer or dying from it, found a Canadian study. Previous research has been mixed about the risk of prostate cancer associated with vasectomy, a common form of long-term...

November 16th, 2016 A special type of iPad game was effective in treating children with amblyopia (lazy eye) and was more effective than the standard treatment of patching, according to a US study. Amblyopia is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment in...

November 16th, 2016 Patients with constipation had a 13% higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease and a 9% higher likelihood of developing kidney failure, after adjusting for various patient characteristics, found a large University of Tennessee...

November 9th, 2016 Online social integration, measured by certain Facebook activities, is associated with lower risk for a wide variety of critical health problems, found a University of California analysis. A person's Facebook activity might be a window into their...

November 2nd, 2016 Among released prisoners in Sweden, rates of violent re-offending were lower during periods when individuals were dispensed antipsychotics, psychostimulants, and drugs for addictive disorders, compared with periods in which they were not dispensed...

November 2nd, 2016 Peanut epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), using a skin patch, was safe and associated with a modest 50% treatment response after 52 weeks, with the highest responses among younger children, found a US National Institutes of Health-sponsored...

November 2nd, 2016 Children using devices such as smartphones and tablets at bedtime have over double the risk of a disrupted night's sleep compared to children without access to such devices, according to a study led by researchers from King's College...

October 26th, 2016 Women have caught up with men in the amount of alcohol they drink and are doing increasing amounts of damage to their health as a result, according to a global study that looked at the consumption habits of 4m people over a period of over a...
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