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Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk? – Medical News Today Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk? – Medical News Today

Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk? – Medical News Today

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Schizophrenia affects millions of people around the world and is a chief contributor to disability. Researchers are still working to uncover all the risk factors that could facilitate the development of this condition. A new study suggests that air pollution may be one of them. Share on PinterestResearchers have found some evidence that exposure to…

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Medical News Today: Common pesticide linked to increased mortality risk Medical News Today: Common pesticide linked to increased mortality risk

Medical News Today: Common pesticide linked to increased mortality risk

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A recent study has concluded that exposure to a common pesticide increases the risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. Although the study has limitations, its authors call for urgent follow-up. The study focused on a class of pesticides called pyrethroids. People use these chemicals in agriculture and for residential pest control. Pyrethroids also appear…

Cannabis Justin Trudeau and the politics of facial hair Cannabis Justin Trudeau and the politics of facial hair

Cannabis Justin Trudeau and the politics of facial hair

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Image copyright Courtesy Adam Scotti Instagram Image caption Justin Trudeau’s new facial hair Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has returned from his winter holidays with a fresh beard. After a photo of the prime minister was released by his official photographer, he joined a growing list of politicians whose facial hair has sparked fascination.In the…

New Year’s resolutions: How to boost success rates New Year’s resolutions: How to boost success rates

New Year’s resolutions: How to boost success rates

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Do we make New Year’s resolutions just to ignore them? Are they merely promises doomed to fail? In this feature, we ask whether, statistically speaking, these resolutions work, and what increases the chances of success. New Year’s resolutions are an ancient tradition that continues to this day.The Babylonians started each year with pledges to pay…

Cannabis Is it OK to call in sick with a common cold? Cannabis Is it OK to call in sick with a common cold?

Cannabis Is it OK to call in sick with a common cold?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Should she be sent home to rest on the sofa, or encouraged to work through her cold? “For goodness sake, just go home,” my boss implored. “People are complaining and don’t want to catch your disgusting germs!”My protests of “it’s just a cold – I don’t feel that bad”…

5 healthful living factors extend disease-free life 5 healthful living factors extend disease-free life

5 healthful living factors extend disease-free life

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According to a new study, a combination of healthful lifestyle choices, such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and regularly exercising, can significantly extend the number of years that an individual avoids disease. Share on PinterestA healthful lifestyle doesn’t just extend life; it extends disease-free life.On average, we are living longer lives; however, as…

What to know about a swollen scrotum What to know about a swollen scrotum

What to know about a swollen scrotum

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Scrotal swelling refers to swelling of the scrotum. The scrotum is the sac of skin that holds the testicles.Sometimes, scrotal swelling may affect the entire scrotum. At other times, there may be swollen lumps on one or both sides of the scrotum.Scrotal swelling may be painless or very painful. Although it can be alarming, most…

Cannabis Brian Rice: John Hartson offers to take Hamilton boss to Gamblers Anonymous Cannabis Brian Rice: John Hartson offers to take Hamilton boss to Gamblers Anonymous

Cannabis Brian Rice: John Hartson offers to take Hamilton boss to Gamblers Anonymous

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John Hartson says “gambling is a serious problem”John Hartson says he will take Brian Rice to get help for his gambling issues after doing the same for “five or six” Premiership footballers.Hamilton boss Rice, who already attends classes for the issue, faces charges for breaching Scottish FA betting rules after contacting the governing body.Former Celtic…

Could probiotics benefit cats? Could probiotics benefit cats?

Could probiotics benefit cats?

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Probiotic supplements have become increasingly popular in the United States, and a recent study asks whether cats could benefit from them. Though the results hint at certain benefits, the authors call for more work. Now available in a range of products, including drinks, breakfast cereals, and yogurts, probiotics promise improved digestive and overall health. However,…

Medical News Today: What to know about nasal vestibulitis Medical News Today: What to know about nasal vestibulitis

Medical News Today: What to know about nasal vestibulitis

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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works.Nasal vestibulitis, or nasal folliculitis, is a rare type of bacterial infection at the opening of the nose. It may look like a pimple or sore just inside the nose. It often develops when hair follicles become…

Medical News Today: 10 causes of an itchy face Medical News Today: 10 causes of an itchy face

Medical News Today: 10 causes of an itchy face

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A person may experience an itching sensation, or pruritus, on their face for a number of different reasons.Although pruritus can occur due to visible conditions, such as psoriasis or an insect bite, it might also indicate the presence of an underlying condition.This article will look at the different causes of pruritus on the face, as…

Cannabis MND: The search for new treatments Cannabis MND: The search for new treatments

Cannabis MND: The search for new treatments

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlan can no longer walk after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2017 It’s been described as one of the few remaining illnesses that is still largely a mystery – and yet it claims hundreds of lives in the UK each year.Motor neurone disease (MND) sees…

Insomnia: When I took part in a sleep study Insomnia: When I took part in a sleep study

Insomnia: When I took part in a sleep study

By 6 days ago

What is it like to spend a night in a sleep lab? How easy is it to sleep hooked up to numerous cables? And is there a link between the microbiome and sleep? Sleep is an essential part of our daily routine and health. Lack of sleep can be detrimental to our well-being.Insomnia is a…

Does turmeric have anticancer properties? Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

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A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Native to India and Southeast Asia, people have used turmeric root…

Why are scientists painting stripes on cows? Why are scientists painting stripes on cows?

Why are scientists painting stripes on cows?

By 7 days ago

A recent paper describes how a group of scientists painted zebra stripes on cows. The authors conclude that this unusual method might help protect livestock from biting flies and, consequently, help reduce the use of pesticides. Why do zebras have stripes? Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories inform us that the stripes developed because the zebra…

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