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Social media: how does it really affect our mental health and well-being?
In 1971, the first email was delivered. More than 40 years on,
social media has taken the world by storm. Social networking sites, such
as Facebook and Twitter, are now used by 1 in 4 people worldwide. Such
activity may seem harmless, but some researcher...
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Breakthroughs could lead to 'powerful treatment for depression'
With approximately 1 in 10 American adults reporting some form
of depression, finding new ways to treat the disorder has been a major
focus for researchers. Now, investigators from the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center say they have made im...
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Forgetful T cells 'a cause of increased infection risk in newborns'
When it comes to the immune system of newborns, popular belief
holds that their immune cells are weak, making them more prone to
infection. But a new study from Cornell University in New York, NY,
suggests that an infant's immune system is actually stron...
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Exposure to common infections linked to brain function decline
Exposure to common infections - even if they do not make you ill - may be linked to

decline in brain functions like memory and reasoning, according to new research presented at

a conference recently. However, the researchers caution more work needs to ...
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Drinking coffee linked to decreased liver cirrhosis death risk
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis is the 11th cause of death
in the US, killing nearly 32,000 people in 2010. But now, researchers
are suggesting that drinking two or more cups of coffee every day can
reduce the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66...
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FDA approves new drug for treatment of type 2 diabetes
The US Food and Drug and Administration has announced the
approval of a drug called Farxiga (dapaglifozin) to help treat adults
with type 2 diabetes. The tablets, in combination with diet and
exercise, are said to improve control of blood sugar levels.  ...
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New blood test 'could accurately predict heart attack risk'
According to The Heart Foundation, more than 920,000 Americans
will suffer a heart attack this year, and many of these will occur
without warning. But researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in
California say they have created a blood test which ...
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