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High levels of physical activity linked to better academic performance in boys

High levels of physical activity linked to better academic performance in boys

A recent Finnish study shows that higher levels of physical activity are related to better academic achievement during the first three school years particularly in boys.…


Large study reveals new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer Large study reveals new genetic variants…

In an analysis of genetic information among more than 87,000 men, a global team of scientists says it has found…

Long working hours linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease Long working hours linked to increased…

According to a recent poll, 18% of adults employed full-time in the US work more than 60 hours a week.…

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Breast cancer screening in over-70s ‘may…

Involving much older women in breast cancer screening programs may “lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment” claim experts, following a study on a Netherlands-based national program that screened women up to age 75.

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The current way of diagnosing type-2 diabetes using blood glucose levels needs to be revised, research by scientists from The University of Manchester and King’s College London suggests.

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New term will banish stigma, educate…

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A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess… Race and ethnicity important when evaluating risk of fat around the heart

Scientists discover neurochemical imbalance in schizophrenia

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters broadly implicated in a… Scientists discover neurochemical imbalance in schizophrenia




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Could strenuous exercise at night mean…

Young adults who exercised vigorously before bed ended up getting better sleep than their peers who reported less strenuous evening activity, a new study found.

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Orgasm rates for single women less…

A new study of American singles found that during sex with a familiar partner, men have the highest orgasm rates. On average, men experience orgasm 85.1 percent of the time, with their sexual orientation making little difference. For women,… Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men’s, vary by sexual orientation

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