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Male sex, BMI, smoking and depression all increase biological age

A ‘biological age’ score predicts that being male, overweight, a smoker and having depression all contribute to biological aging, a study published today in eLife reports. Aging can be measured

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Reimbursing hospitals for postpartum contraception could prevent unintended pregnancies

A new study finds that providing people who have recently given birth access to long-acting reversible methods of contraception, such as intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants, could help prevent them

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Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics could become more accessible

A team of researchers from the Laboratory of Biophysics at NUST MISIS, Lomonosov Moscow State University and D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia has summarized metal-containing diagnostic agents

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Researchers identify a new molecular mechanism related to severe anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a systemic allergic reaction that can affect the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system. The most severe form of anaphylaxis is anaphylactic shock,

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Medication errors: Cut your risk with these tips

Medication errors refer to mistakes in prescribing, dispensing and giving medications. They injure hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States. Yet most medication errors can be

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Specialist care for Alzheimer’s is tough to find for poorer, rural Americans

Although Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating diagnosis that is better delivered earlier rather than later, new research suggests poor patients living in rural areas may not have access to the

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Heart defect survivor has the scars and attitude to prove it

From the day Kristin VanSingel was born until now, 38 years later, her heart has set her life’s course. That path started less than 24 hours after being born when

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