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Can stroking a baby help it feel less pain?

Touch is the first of a newborn baby’s senses to mature – even ahead of hearing and sight. It’s one

Can a high BMI as a baby affect you as a teen?

Children who had a high body mass index (BMI) before they were two years old had poorer outcomes when they

Heart Disease: How to assess your risk

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Huge amounts of money have been spent decreasing its burden, whether

Smoking but a distant memory

Quitting smoking is challenging for many. Cigarettes are highly addictive and smoking becomes an engrained habit all too quickly. Learning

Is a coffee habit coded in your genes?

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world – in part for the stimulant effect of

What you eat affects Alzheimer’s disease risk

Globally more than 42 million people have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common form of dementia. Diet plays

Bacteria and breast cancer

Bacteria are found living in breast tissue.  Some of these bacteria may herald the onset or may even contribute to

Do cigarettes increase the risk of psychosis?

Do cigarettes increase the risk of psychosis?

It’s been found that people with psychotic disorders (severe mental disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that cause abnormal thinking

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