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New Study Shows Alcohol Increases Breast Cancer Risk; Exercise Reduces It Health Women 

New Study Shows Alcohol Increases Breast Cancer Risk; Exercise Reduces It

World (Sputnik) – Consuming just one small alcoholic beverage a day puts a person at a higher risk for breast cancer, according to a report released on Tuesday by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. Having analyzed data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer from 119 studies, the researchers found that consuming as few as 10 grams of alcohol a day can increase premenopausal breast cancer risk by five percent and postmenopausal breast cancer risk by nine percent.Alice Bender, head of nutrition programs at AICR, explained in the study that alcohol is a known carcinogen that can damage DNA and boost Read More

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Red Bull & Vodka: It’s Your Perception That Gets You Drunker Health Science and Nature 

Red Bull & Vodka: It’s Your Perception That Gets You Drunker

World (Sputnik) – A new study from a French behavioral sciences lab has found that red bull with vodka gets you drunk faster because you believe it will get you drunk faster. The experiment, conducted by researchers with INSEAD Sorbonne University in Paris and soon to be published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, brought in 154 young men and presented them with three separately labeled drinks: “Vodka & Red Bull”, “Fruit Juice Cocktail”, and “Vodka Cocktail”. The three beverages were exactly the same thing, a cocktail of fruit juice, Red Bull, and vodka. The only difference was the labeling.But 51 percent of the young men who drank the cocktail Read More

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88% of Diagnoses Different Upon Second Opinion Featured Health 

88% of Diagnoses Different Upon Second Opinion

United States (ANHUSA) – Get a second opinion, and you’ll get confused. That could be the new motto for a healthcare industry characterized by dueling diagnoses. According to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, nine out of ten people who seek a second opinion after receiving an initial diagnosis from a doctor get either a somewhat different or a completely new diagnosis from the second doctor. Only in 12% of cases did the second doctor simply confirm the initial diagnosis. And this is only diagnosis. When it comes to treatment, the disagreement gets even sharper. So much for “settled Read More

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Bilingualism and Brain Health Health Science and Nature 

Bilingualism and Brain Health

World (Mosaic) – In a café in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words back and forth. Their cutlery dances during more emphatic gesticulations and they occasionally break off into loud guffaws. They are discussing a woman, that much is clear, but the details are lost on me. It’s a shame, because their conversation looks fun and interesting, especially to a nosy person like me. But I don’t speak their language. Out of curiosity, I interrupt them to ask what they are speaking. With friendly smiles, they both switch easily to English, explaining that they Read More

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Watching Porn Affects the Brain, Things Will Never Be the Same Again Unaimed 

Watching Porn Affects the Brain, Things Will Never Be the Same Again

(Sputnik) –  Today, with pornography only ever a few clicks away, a multitude of attitudes to sex imagery abound. Regardless of what porn aficionados have to say, Swedish researchers maintain that excessive porn consumption affects the brain. Like every other gratifying experience, watching sexual images releases high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is often referred to as the “happiness drug” and is a key ingredient in the brain’s reward system. It is known to create vivid memories and spur a strong desire to relive the same stimulation again. Neuroscientist Predrag Petrovic, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, has long studied the Read More

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