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 Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers
 
 A new study strengthens the link between obesity and cancer, after identifying a further eight cancers that are more likely to develop with excess weight, including stomach, pancreas, and liver cancers. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312524.php
 
 
 Money worries drive physical pain, study finds
 
 Financial worries? You're not alone. Around 72% of us feel stressed about money at some point in our lives. And according to new research, such stress may be causing us physical pain. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306874.php
 
 Chocolate may boost cognitive function
 
 If you're looking for an excuse to chomp that bar of chocolate calling your name, then look no further; a new study suggests eating chocolate at least once weekly may boost cognitive function. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306914.php
 
 Could IBS, migraines and tension headaches be genetically linked?
 
 New research due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, has found that there may be a genetic association between migraines, tension-type headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306935.php
 
 Novel enzyme could protect against toxic effects of sugar

 Cut down on sugary foods and drinks." This is a key message from health professionals across the globe in an attempt to tackle the current obesity epidemic. But what if you could enjoy sugary treats without worrying about the health implications? Although this sounds too good to be true, a new study suggests the possibility could be feasible http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304941.php
 
 How dogs can recognize human emotions
 
 Calling all dog owners: does your four-legged friend seem to know when you are feeling sad, happy or angry? If so, a new study may explain why; dogs recognize human emotions by drawing on different sensory information - an ability that, until now, has only been identified in primates and humans. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304965.php
 
Estrogen may weaken flu virus in women
 
 A new study may explain why flu appears to hit men harder than women. Researchers who tested various forms of the female sex hormone estrogen - which is also present in men - on nasal cells from men and women, found the compounds reduced virus replication in the female but not the male cells http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305012.php
 
 Substitute rewards make smaller portions more palatable
 Offering a small incentive with a meal consistently motivates children and adults to choose smaller portions, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304880.php
 
 Mitigate obesity genes with an active lifestyle
If your genes are hindering your New Year's resolutions to lose weight, take heart. Inherited obesity genes can be at least partially overcome by a physically active lifestyle, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304733.php
 
 Exercise associated with prevention of low back pain
 A review of medical literature suggests that exercise, alone or in combination with education, may reduce the risk of low back pain, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Daniel Steffens, Ph.D., of the University of Sydney, Australia, and coauthors identified 23 published reports (on 21 different randomized clinical trials including 30,850 participants) that met their inclusion criteria.
 
  Do your email habits impact your psychological health?
 
A recent questionnaire, designed and analyzed by the Future Work Centre, gives an insight into how the way we manage our emails might negatively impact our lives. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304603.php 

 Feel guilty after dining out? Maybe you should have paid more

 In the journal BMC Nutrition, researchers found that people who paid a lower price for an all-you-can-eat buffet experienced greater feelings of guilt and fullness after eating than those who paid a higher price, despite consuming the same amount of food. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304543.php 

 Are anxious people better equipped to handle danger?

 Anxiety disorders involve excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday tasks or events and can interfere with daily activities, including work and relationships. A new study, however, investigates the potential neurological upsides to anxiety. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304564.php 

Four reasons breaking up with Facebook is hard to do

 New research has revealed four reasons why our relationship with Facebook is complicated. The results of a new study highlight the complexities involved in people's ongoing decisions about how to use, or not use, social media. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151214090006.htm 

 Pelvic pain is associated with poorer mental health outcomes in women with endometriosis

 Women who suffer from pelvic pain caused by endometriosis may need psychological intervention in order to help improve their mental health and quality of life, new research indicates. The study also found that women with asymptomatic endometriosis (no pain) are less likely to experience anxiety and depression than those who have pelvic pain. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151221071636.htm 

 Sadness-induced inflammation in the body linked to comorbid diseases

 Feeling sad can alter levels of stress-related opioids in the brain and increase levels of inflammatory proteins in the blood that are linked to increased risk of comorbid diseases including heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome, according to a study. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151216144833.htm

 Coffee might improve your endurance during exercise

 Coffee, the world's favorite drug-infused drink, just got slightly more wonderful - if you are an athlete, that is. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304395.php 

 How the "healthy = less filling" intuition influences satiety

 Eating too much is typically considered one of the prime culprits of obesity. A new study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, looked specifically at overconsumption of "healthy" foods which consumers often perceive as less filling. The researchers successfully found evidence to support their hypothesis that when people eat what they consider to be healthy food, they eat more than the recommended serving size because they associate "healthy" with less filling. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/304549.php 

 Can a person learn to empathize with strangers?

At Christmas, the words "peace on earth and goodwill to all" are more significant than ever. But in order to put these words into action, psychologists suggest that a person must feel empathy toward strangers - a quality not everyone possesses. A new study, however, claims such a quality can be learned. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304449.php  

  Most cancer cases 'caused by lifestyle, environment - not bad luck'

 Lifestyle behaviors and environmental factors account for around 70-90% of cancer cases, according to new research published in the journal Nature. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304230.php 

 Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87 percent

 Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of autism, researchers have discovered. The findings are hugely important as six to ten percent of pregnant women are currently being treated for depression with antidepressants. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151214130227.htm 

 Researchers investigate mental health of teens after dad leaves

 Family breakdown and the insecure financial situation that may result is more likely to cause worry, anxiety and depressive symptoms in adolescents who are separated from their father, reports a new study. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151215114300.htm   

 Sharing a bed with your pet could help you sleep

 Do you allow your pet to snuggle up with you in bed? If not, you might want to reconsider; new research finds that, for most people, the presence of a pet in the bedroom could benefit sleep. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304177.php 

 The eyes have it: Mutual gaze potentially a vital component in social interactions

 A person in love gazes longingly and attentively at the object of his or her desire. When we want to grab another person's attention, we look directly into their eyes. Why do we behave this way? What happens during our gazing? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151216105122.htm 

  Midlife health better for mothers who have first child in later adulthood

 When is the best time to start a family? The answer to this question is likely to differ depending on one's personal circumstances. But when it comes to the effects of childbearing on midlife health, new research suggests women may benefit from waiting until the age of 25-35 to have their first child. hen is the best time to start a family? The answer to this question is likely to differ depending on one's personal circumstances. But when it comes to the effects of childbearing on midlife health, new research suggests women may benefit from waiting until the age of 25-35 to have their first child. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304097.php 

 Hunger hormone is boosted by restricted meal times

 Rats with restricted feeding schedules learn to eat more, helped by the "hunger hormone" ghrelin, according to new research from the University of Southern California. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151215091401.htm 

 Childhood family breakups harder on girls' health, study reports

 A childhood family breakup can have long-term negative consequences for the children. Recent University of Illinois research looks at overall health, depression, and smoking as a health-related behavior and finds that, for girls, all three are worse http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151214150125.htm 

  How a 2-minute therapy could help cure fear of spiders

If the thought of a spider in the same room makes your skin crawl, and you go out of your way to avoid confrontation with the eight-legged beasts, you are likely to be part of the 30% of Americans who have arachnophobia. But according to a new study, this fear of spiders could be eradicated in just 2 minutes with a single dose of a commonly used beta-blocker - and exposure to the creepy critters themselves. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304048.php 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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