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Study links working long hours to increased diabetes risk

A study has linked working long hours at a manual labor job with a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Researchers at the University of London reviewed results of four published studies and 19 unpublished data reports to analyze the effects of long working hours on Type 2 diabetes. The collective data analyzed about 222,120 men and women from multiple countries, The University Herald reported.

READ MORE:http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/09/26/study-links-working-long-hours-to-increased-diabetes-risk/

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Should ‘vaping bars’ be banned?

As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts remain divided over the safety of “vaping”.
The market for e-cigarettes is estimated to be worth more than £90m a year.
However last month the World Health Organisation called for a ban on their use indoors because of concerns about public health.

WATCH VIDEO:http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29234018

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Hundreds of Texas newborns exposed to tuberculosis

WATCH VIDEO:http://www.click2houston.com/news/hundreds-of-texas-newborns-exposed-to-tuberculosis/28195358

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Memory slips may be early sign of dementia

|Researchers at the University of Kentucky studied more than 500 seniors for more than a decade. They found those who reported changes in their memory were almost three times more likely to develop memory and thinking problems down the road. Also, British researchers say going up one skirt size every ten years could make women more than 30 percent more likely to get breast cancer after menopause.

WATCH VIDEO:http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/memory-slips-may-be-early-sign-of-dementia/

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Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Waist Size Changes

A new study found that a woman’s waist size may be tied to her chances of developing breast cancer after menopause.

WATCH VIDEO:http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/breast-cancer-risk-linked-waist-size-changes-25750765?tab=9482931

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Do Genes Play a Role in Chronic Pain?

Two new studies are pointing to a genetic link between traumatic events, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

READ MORE:http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/do-genes-play-a-role-in-chronic-pain-8824923.html

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NIH Funds to Tackle Sex Bias in Research

The awards will allow grantees to address sex differences in both preclinical and clinical studies.

READ MORE:http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41089/title/NIH-Funds-to-Tackle-Sex-Bias-in-Research/

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Alcohol Consumption Decreases Likelihood of Developing Pain

According to research presented at the European League Against Rheumatism annual congress in Paris, France, from June 11-14, 2014, Study participants who drank moderate amounts of alcohol each week experienced decreased chronic pain prevalence and lower levels of disability compared to non-drinkers. –

READ MORE:http://www.hcplive.com/articles/Alcohol-Consumption-Decreases-Likelihood-of-Developing-Pain

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NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families

Research will focus on nondrug approaches

READ MORE:http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2014/nccam-25.htm

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The Return of Death Panels? Government-Funded End-of-Life Planning is Morally Questionable

Are death panels on the rebound? Obamacare envisioned Medicare paying physicians to discuss end-of-live-care with their patients. When this sparked fierce blowback from citizens who feared that “death panels” would ration care to elderly patients, the Administration backed off.

READ MORE:http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/09/24/the-return-of-death-panels-government-funded-end-of-life-planning-is-morally-questionable/