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Newly discovered immune cell linked to type 1 diabetes

In a discovery that might be likened to finding medicine’s version of the Loch Ness monster, a research team from Johns Hopkins Medicine, IBM Research and four collaborating institutions is the first to document the existence of long-doubted “X cell,” a “rogue hybrid” immune system cell that may play a key role in the development […]

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Study shows vaping is linked to adolescents’ propensity for crime

UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 4.9 million middle and high school students used […]

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Obesity linked to psychological distress

New research, published in the research journal Obesity, has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to psychological distress that gives rise to emotional eating to cope. Research by the University of Liverpool and Edith Cowan University (ECU) explored whether the relationship between lower socioeconomic status (SES) and […]

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British military used paint linked to cancer on its vehicles

British military has used chromium-based paint linked to cancer on its tanks, 4x4s and armoured personnel carriers despite the substance being banned for many lines of manufacturing in 2003 The Ministry of Defence admitted it has used the paint as recently as December But it has been phased out completely now, the Government said yesterday  […]

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Food insecurity linked with low self-esteem in children: Study

Children in households with uncertain access to nutritious food are twice as likely to have low self-esteem and less likely to believe they can make healthy choices, new research shows. Uncertain access to enough food can starve a child’s self-esteem and confidence in making healthy life choices, new research shows. Children living in households with […]