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Stress during pregnancy may affect baby’s sex, risk of preterm birth

It’s becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian now identifies the types of physical and psychological stress that may matter most. The study was published online […]

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Research team develops new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores

An international team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. This analysis is the largest study of epilepsy genetics to date, as well as the largest study of epilepsy using human samples. Published in […]

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Fragmented physical activity linked to greater mortality risk

Although reduced physical activity during the day is widely seen as a harbinger of mortality in older people, fragmentation of physical activity—spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity—may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg […]

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DNA test reveals if surgery patients are at risk of scarring badly

Risk-free mouth-swab DNA test reveals if surgery patients are at risk of scarring badly after an operation First-of-its-kind screening takes less than a minute and is completely risk-free The simple, first-of-its-kind mouth-swab DNA test takes less than a minute  After a week results can indicate the chances of an abnormal scar developing Surgery patients can […]

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AI estimates a person’s risk of dying from heart disease

AI can estimate a patient’s risk of dying from heart disease by analysing just 15 minutes of scans, scientists claim Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a system called RiskCardio The technology was made for patients with acute coronary syndrome Draws on sample of ECG data to sort a patient into a ‘risk category’  Scientists in […]

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Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes

Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes as scientists blame the surge of hormones after 22-year study of 80,000 women Women who had taken the Pill at some point in their life had a 33% increased risk Researchers said women in high-risk groups should be given more advice But critics said there […]