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Mediterranean diet linked to reduced risk of CVD
Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of new-onset cardiovascular disease, as well as the risk of death from the condition. (Medical News Today)

Economic hardships pave the way to cognitive aging
The effect of poverty on cognitive aging is clearer than many believed. It also appears to begin earlier in life than previously thought, too. (Medical News Today)

Low cancer symptom awareness linked to lower chance of survival
In regions where cancer survival is poorer, people on average have lower awareness of cancer symptoms, according to findings published in the British Journal of Cancer. (Medical News Today)

Tracking down the origin of mercury contamination in human hair
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin present in our daily lives and our body can accumulate it over the years. Food consumption, such as fish and rice, is the most common source of mercury exposure. (Medical News Today)

Hookworm Infection: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Hookworm is an intestinal parasite that is the cause of millions of infections worldwide. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of these infections here. (Medical News Today)

City design, transport may reduce global burden of disease and injury
Researchers reveal how changes to city design and transport across the globe could reduce the burden of road accidents, CVD, and type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Curiosity about cigarettes, cigars falling among students
The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows. (Medical News Today)

First analysis of 'Sustainable Development Goals' published
The Sustainable Development Goals provide solid targets by which to measure global improvement. The first analysis of the data yields surprising results. (Medical News Today)

'Obesity gene' does not hinder weight loss
The belief that so-called obesity genes can hinder weight loss is called into question by a new study review. Genetics may not be so vital after all. (Medical News Today)

Pokémon Go distracts drivers and pedestrians, causes accidents
Playing the popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go is a distraction for pedestrians and drivers, and may cause motor vehicle crashes, study shows. (Medical News Today)

Warning over infection that may be linked to piercing product, UK
PHE is strongly advising people to stop using the product and to seek medical help urgently if they are concerned they have an infection. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarette use tied to rise in quit smoking success
(Medical News Today)

Children exposed to potentially toxic chemicals daily in household dust
Toxic chemicals that are associated with cancer and developmental and reproductive health problems have been found widespread in household dust. (Medical News Today)

The '5-second rule' is disproved in new study
Should you pick up that piece of food that just fell on the floor? Belief in the 5-second rule would say yes, but researchers tell a different tale. (Medical News Today)

How reliable is the glycemic index?
The glycemic index may not be a reliable measure of the rise in blood sugar levels after eating, as it varies widely between people and times of eating. (Medical News Today)

Gluten-free diet gains popularity, despite no rise in celiac disease
There has been a rise in the number of Americans choosing to go gluten-free, even though the prevalence of celiac disease has remained steady, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Biobank storage time affects blood test results
The amount of time a blood sample used for medical research has been stored at a biobank may affect the test results as much as the blood sample provider's age. (Medical News Today)

Study validates Tgen-developed test for health care-acquired infections
A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) details the design and validation of a low-cost, rapid and highly accurate screening tool - known as KlebSeq - for potentially... (Medical News Today)

WHO revise STD treatment guidelines as threat of antibiotic resistance escalates
Prompted by rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the WHO have revised treatment guidelines for three STDs: gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. (Medical News Today)

Food labels we look for and what they really mean
Various agencies and organizations certify or approve foods, but what do their labels actually promise or guarantee? The Daily Meal investigate. (Medical News Today)

Improving food quality by studying the microbial composition of raw milk
Findings from a new study, reported in the journal mBio, may help food companies improve the quality of dairy products. (Medical News Today)

Potential lung disease-causing fungi found in wind instruments
Wind instrument musicians are at an increased risk of a potential hazard dubbed 'bagpipe lung' that could lead to chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria, antibiotics, and the rise of type 1 diabetes
Antibiotics impact the type and number of bacteria found in a healthy gut. Could these changes be responsible for the mysterious rise of type 1 diabetes? (Medical News Today)

How safe are our tattoos and permanent makeup?
Tattoos are becoming ever more popular. In the EU, the number of people with tattoos has increased from 5% in 2003 to 12% in 2016 (60 million people in the EU-28), with at least half of them having... (Medical News Today)

Trampoline park injuries "emerging public health concern," doctors warn
In 6 months 40 kids required medical treatment at one trauma centre alone.Indoor trampoline park injuries are an "emerging public health concern," warn doctors in the journal Injury Prevention. (Medical News Today)

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