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'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk
That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.
22 May 2017 at 7:09pm

Summer pregnancy may raise gestational diabetes risk
Researchers have identified a new possible risk factor for gestational diabetes: being exposed to hot outdoor temperatures in the month before giving birth. According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), in one geographic region in Canada, the rate of gestational diabetes varied more than 3% between the coldest times of year and the hottest.
25 May 2017 at 5:05am

Report: A drink a day tied to higher breast cancer risk
23 May 2017 at 4:08am


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Phys Ed: A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia
Regular, brisk walks improved thinking skills in older people with a common form of age-related memory loss.
24 May 2017 at 6:00am

Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution
The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby?s first bed, aren?t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality.
25 May 2017 at 11:16am

Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44
Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.
24 May 2017 at 9:41pm

The G.O.P. Health Plan: What Are High-Risk Pools?
Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate.
24 May 2017 at 4:38pm

Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
Eating chocolate may lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and heart failure.
23 May 2017 at 6:30pm

Warmer Weather Brings More Infections After Surgery
The risk of developing an infection at the site of a surgical wound increases during the summer months.
23 May 2017 at 12:45pm

Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission
New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.
22 May 2017 at 1:28pm

The Checkup: The Science of Adolescent Sleep
Sleep deprivation is linked to behavioral and mental health problems and car accident risk, experts say, and starting school later could help.
22 May 2017 at 6:00am


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Less than 6 hours of sleep could raise serious risk
Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula discusses how this can impact more than a third of the U.S. adult population
25 May 2017 at 7:48pm

Chocolate linked to lower risk for heart condition
People who ate chocolate a few times a week had significantly lower risk, according to a large new study
24 May 2017 at 9:34pm

Report finds link between daily glass of alcohol and breast cancer
The report reviewed data on more than 12 million women from dozens of studies conducted around the world and found that just one small glass of wine, beer or other alcohol daily was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
24 May 2017 at 6:12pm

Drink Less, Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
The study also found a strong link between obesity, alcohol consumption and breast cancer.
24 May 2017 at 5:33pm

Meditation May Have a Dark Side, New Study Says
Contrary to popular belief, a new study says meditation can result in distressing and potentially impairing experiences.
24 May 2017 at 4:50pm

Babies Don't Need Juice, Pediatricians Say
Babies do not need fruit juice and older kids need to watch it, pediatricians said Monday.
22 May 2017 at 12:02pm


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Phys Ed: A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia
Regular, brisk walks improved thinking skills in older people with a common form of age-related memory loss.
24 May 2017 at 6:00am

Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution
The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby?s first bed, aren?t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality.
25 May 2017 at 11:16am

Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44
Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.
24 May 2017 at 9:41pm

The G.O.P. Health Plan: What Are High-Risk Pools?
Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate.
24 May 2017 at 4:38pm

Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
Eating chocolate may lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and heart failure.
23 May 2017 at 6:30pm

Warmer Weather Brings More Infections After Surgery
The risk of developing an infection at the site of a surgical wound increases during the summer months.
23 May 2017 at 12:45pm

Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission
New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.
22 May 2017 at 1:28pm

The Checkup: The Science of Adolescent Sleep
Sleep deprivation is linked to behavioral and mental health problems and car accident risk, experts say, and starting school later could help.
22 May 2017 at 6:00am

Risks of reef erosion
25 May 2017 at 1:24pm

PPR a risk to Europe
25 May 2017 at 1:24pm

An on/off Berry phase switch in circular graphene resonators

The phase of a quantum state may not return to its original value after the system’s parameters cycle around a closed path; instead, the wave function may acquire a measurable phase difference called the Berry phase. Berry phases typically have been accessed through interference experiments. Here, we demonstrate an unusual Berry phase–induced spectroscopic feature: a sudden and large increase in the energy of angular-momentum states in circular graphene p-n junction resonators when a...


25 May 2017 at 1:24pm

Ring attractor dynamics in the Drosophila central brain

Ring attractors are a class of recurrent networks hypothesized to underlie the representation of heading direction. Such network structures, schematized as a ring of neurons whose connectivity depends on their heading preferences, can sustain a bump-like activity pattern whose location can be updated by continuous shifts along either turn direction. We recently reported that a population of fly neurons represents the animal’s heading via bump-like activity dynamics. We combined two-photon ...


25 May 2017 at 1:24pm

Stressing mental health
25 May 2017 at 1:24pm

Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers
Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests
24 May 2017 at 6:15pm

Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers
Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests
24 May 2017 at 2:15pm

Suicide Risk Rises After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says
23 May 2017 at 6:15pm

Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?
Study found middle-aged adults who reduced their intake showed slower biological aging
22 May 2017 at 10:15am

No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say
Plus, they support limits for older kids and doing away with sippy cups for toddlers
22 May 2017 at 10:15am


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