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Teen weight gain predicted by response to food commercials

Teen weight gain predicted by response to food commercials

Commercials advertising junk food activate the brain's "reward regions" in some teens and can trigger weight gain and obesity, new research has found.
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Breathalyser to test for concussion

Breathalyser to test for concussion

Scientists are developing a pitch-side breathalyser that can detect concussion after a blow to the head.
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Your brain keeps learning while you're asleep: study

Your brain keeps learning while you're asleep: study

Anyone who has ever wished they had more time in the day to get things done will welcome new French research that find we can continue learning things once we...
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Magnetic cure for bad blood unveiled

Magnetic cure for bad blood unveiled

A device has been invented that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, scientists say, bringing hope for patients with sepsis.
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Experts warn against 'fat shaming'

Experts warn against 'fat shaming'

"Shaming" overweight people can make them turn to comfort eating and pack on the pounds, a study says.
Iron deficiency linked to milk intake

Iron deficiency linked to milk intake

Pregant women who drink a lot of milk are being told to take iron supllements to avoid making their babies iron deficient.
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Blood type linked to memory loss later in life

Blood type linked to memory loss later in life

People with a rare blood type may be at greater risk of memory loss later in life, according to a new study.
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Working is better than taking a sick day for depression: study

Working is better than taking a sick day for depression: study

If your friends or family are feeling a bit down today, it might also be worth gently encouraging them to go back to work instead of staying at home.
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We're addicted to eating, not sugar, study finds

We're addicted to eating, not sugar, study finds

If popular dialogue is to be believed, sugar and fat are as addictive — and as detrimental to our health — as illicit drugs.
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Grief 'hits immune system of older people'

Grief 'hits immune system of older people'

Grief has a damaging impact on the immune system because it disrupts the balance of two key hormones that influence the way people respond to stress.
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Breath test for lung cancer mooted

Breath test for lung cancer mooted

Scientists have discovered subtle genetic changes in vapour given off by cells, which could help in the development of a breath test to diagnose lung cancer.
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Doctors flag risk of e-cigs for toddlers

Doctors flag risk of e-cigs for toddlers

Even a few drops of liquid from nicotine refills for e-cigarettes could make small children sick, doctors say, as they sound new warnings on the cartridges.
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No link between breast cancer risk and wearing a bra, study finds

No link between breast cancer risk and wearing a bra, study finds

Girls, you can breathe a collective sigh of relief: a new study has quashed any causal link between wearing a bra and your risk of developing breast cancer.
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Respiratory virus 'clusters' hit US kids

Respiratory virus 'clusters' hit US kids

Health officials have identified clusters of an unusual virus which appears to strike children but not adults, across several US states.
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Sibling bullying linked to self-harm

Sibling bullying linked to self-harm

Children frequently bullied by their siblings are twice as likely to have depression as young adults, a British study says.
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Everyone is capable of being evil, say researchers

Everyone is capable of being evil, say researchers

Psychologists, having reviewed an experiment carried out more than 50 years ago, are rethinking beliefs about why ordinary people commit acts of evil.
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Animal skin bed good for babies

Animal skin bed good for babies

Putting your baby to sleep on a sheepskin rug could help it avoid developing asthma, a German study has found.
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Sleep deprivation could shrink the brain

Sleep deprivation could shrink the brain

We all know that staying up too late can make us moodier and more likely to make mistakes, and now it seems it could be shrinking part of our brains.
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Standing up at work better than organised exercise

Standing up at work better than organised exercise

Most of us give ourselves a pat on the back if we've managed to fit in a 30 or 60 minutes workout a day, but new research suggests it's more important to stand...
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Moles increase melanoma risk fourfold

Moles increase melanoma risk fourfold

People with moles are 4.6 times more likely to develop melanomas than those without, researchers say.
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