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Health24.com | ‘Obesity gene’ doesn’t affect ability to lose weight

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

British researchers report that a person’s environment may play a bigger part in weight management than their DNA.

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Health24.com | Organ transplants linked to higher skin cancer risk

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

Research indicates that the risk of skin cancer increases over time with ongoing exposure to medications that suppress the immune system to prevent organ rejection.

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Health24.com | 7 dangerous medication mistakes

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

Making these 7 mistakes when taking prescription medication can be fatal . . .

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Health24.com | Early introduction of eggs and peanuts may cut kids’ allergy risk

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

Guidelines on food introduction have been relaxed in recent years and parents are no longer advised to delay introducing foods like eggs and peanuts to their children for fear of triggering allergies.

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Health24.com | Alcoholics may lack enzyme that controls impulse to drink

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

The finding that alcoholics may lack an enzyme that controls their desire to drink could lead to new ways to treat alcoholism in humans.

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Health24.com | We can thank our pre-mammalian ancestors for our sexy teeth

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

Researchers found that sabre-like canine teeth in pre-mammalian therapsids were not used for hunting, but for sexual display.

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Health24.com | Five-year-olds at risk of suicide

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

Although it’s rare for young children to die by suicide, adults need to realise that school-age children as young as five kill themselves, according to a startling new study.

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Health24.com | Healthy diet may be key to kids’ reading skills

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

Finnish researchers found that learners’ reading skills improved more if they avoided sugary foods and red meat and ate more vegetables, fruit, fish, whole grains and unsaturated fats.

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Health24.com | Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

A new medication may benefit patients with multiple sclerosis. However, the research was performed on mice, and human studies are needed to confirm the effects.

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Health24.com | How to know if your child is misdiagnosed with ADHD

  • September 22, 2016 | Media 24

There’s been a 43% increase in the number of US children diagnosed with ADHD – but are all these children really suffering from the disorder?

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