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Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

Sleeping with a television or light on in a room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research, published online June 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests...
10-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Healthy Hearts Need Two Proteins Working Together

Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. These proteins, stress hormone receptors known as the glucocorticoid...
16-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental...
8-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Older Biologic Age Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person’s age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. If a woman’s biologic age was older than her chronologic age, she had a...
22-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later

In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don’t experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face...
14-Dec-2018 9:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental...
9-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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High exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with cancer in male rats

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports...
1-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Genetics and Pollution Drive Severity of Asthma Symptoms

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific...
31-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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