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Breast Cancer: Girls with Family History of Breast Disease Should Avoid Alcohol

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[21/11/2011] Adding to research linking alcohol to breast cancer risk, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that adolescent girls with a family history of breast disease — either cancer or the benign lesions that can become cancer – have a higher risk of developing benign breast disease as young women than other girls. Breast Cancer: Girls with Family History of Breast Disease Should Avoid Alcohol - Read more

Alcohol: People Born After World War II Are More Likely to Binge Drink

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[20/09/2011] Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality. Findings indicate that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders.Alcohol: People Born After World War II Are More Likely to Binge Drink - Read more

Abuse: Heredity Behind Subjective Effects of Alcohol

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[24/05/2011] Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol. The reason for this has not been known, but a study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides part of the answer. The study shows that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic react more positively to alcohol than other people.Abuse: Heredity Behind Subjective Effects of Alcohol - Read more

Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease?

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[03/05/2011] An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings may point the way to treatments to reverse steatosis, or fatty deposits in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and cancer.Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease? - Read more

Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't

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[01/04/2011] Exposure to alcohol in the womb doesn't affect all fetuses equally. Why does one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioural or learning problems - known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder - while another woman who also drinks has a child without these problems?Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't - Read more

Alcohol Consumption: Helping to Stave Off Dementia

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[02/03/2011] Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Alcohol Consumption: Helping to Stave Off Dementia - Read more

Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected

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[11/02/2011] Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has developed a unique measuring method which permits medical personnel, within minutes, to say whether the lifestyle of a person is healthy or unhealthy. Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected - Read more

Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“

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[08/02/2011] Goose legs with red cabbage, fish curry, French fries with ketchup and mayonnaise, chocolate cake, ice-cream – the list of scrumptious dishes could practically be endless. Meals and the foods they are made off make up a large part of our life and our culture. Ultimately, we need to eat to stay healthy and strong. Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“ - Read more

A Journey into Adventure: A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century

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[03/01/2011] Discovering foreign countries, getting to know new civilizations. What’s possible for many today, in the 17th century was an adventure few dared to embark on. Back then, moving from one continent to another was only possible by ship. But journeys that often lasted many months were often also very perilous – and generally no trained physicians were on board the ship. A Journey into Adventure: A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century - Read more

The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“

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[03/01/2011] For centuries many different types of remedies to soothe the suffering and pain of people have been known. Nonetheless, the search for pain free, reversible anesthesia took a while. Not until the 19th century was the first progressive anesthesia possible and paved the way for modern surgery.The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“ - Read more