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New Study Examines Effect of Timing of Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy - 11.26.2014

Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, suggests a new study published today (26 November) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).More »

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications - 11.25.2014

A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like Clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures.More »

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Selenium compounds boost immune system to fight against cancer - 11.25.2014

Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now demonstrated that selenium -- naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli -- slows down the immune over-response. In the long term, this may improve cancer treatment. The findings have been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.More »

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Most older adults qualify for statin therapy under new cholesterol guidelines, study show - 11.25.2014

Nearly all individuals in their late 60s and early 70s -- including 100 percent of men -- now qualify for and should consider starting a statin medication to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, under the recently released cholesterol guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).More »

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Teens Prescribed Anxiety, Sleep Medications Likelier to Illegally Abuse Them Later - 11.24.2014

The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of Michigan researchers.More »

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