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Childhood Lead Exposure May Impact Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to lead in childhood may affect mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study.

Climate Change May Be Affecting Boy Birth Rates

Temperature fluctuations caused by climate change may be affecting the male-to-female birth ratio, say researchers.

Women, Put Down That Fried Chicken

Just one serving of fried chicken per day increases the overall risk of death in postmenopausal women by 13 percent, according to a study published in the BMJ.

Trying to Quit Smoking? Here's Why Your Gender May Matter

When it comes to smoking cessation, gender matters quite a bit, according to a study showing women smoke in response to stress more than men.

Are Antidepressants Overprescribed in Older Adults?

Results of a study conducted in Minnesota from 2005 to 2012 suggest antidepressant medications are overprescribed in older adults about 24 percent of the time.

10 Global Health Threats in 2019

WHO has identified several issues to be addressed globally in 2019 as part of a plan to improve health for 1 billion people worldwide over the next 5 years.

Blood Pressure High? You May Need More Zinc

Low levels of the mineral zinc, which helps support the immune system, may lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) by affecting the kidneys, researchers say.

Tall Women Live Longer, But Size Matters Less for Men

Height and weight have a greater effect on lifespan in women than in men, Dutch researchers say.

Eat, Wait, Sleep: Sound Advice for Optimal Blood Sugar?

The recommended practice of waiting two hours after eating before going to bed doesn’t have a significant effect on blood sugar levels, say researchers.

A Blood Test That Could Detect Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Develop

A blood test can accurately detect brain damage in people with Alzheimer's before they show memory loss, confusion, or cognitive impairment, say researchers.