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Weight loss, exercise may boost fertility odds for women with PCOS


(Reuters Health) - Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility may increase their odds of conception if they exercise and lose weight, a U.S. study suggests.

Gay, bisexual men report more indoor tanning, skin cancer

(Reuters Health) - - Sexual orientation may be a factor in a person's risks of skin cancer and of using indoor tanning devices, suggests a new study.

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Weight-loss surgery linked to increased suicide risk

(Reuters Health) - - Patients may be more likely to harm themselves or attempt suicide after weight-loss surgery, a Canadian study suggests.

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Brain scans could predict patients at risk of major depression

LONDON - Scientists studying people with depression say brain scans could be used to predict who is most likely to relapse, an approach that could help doctors make better decisions about who should stay on antidepressants and who should stop.

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Electronic health records software often written without doctors’ input

(Reuters Health) - The reason why many doctors find electronic health records (EHR) difficult to use might be that the software wasn't properly tested, researchers suggests.

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Type of weight loss surgery matters for diabetes remission

(Reuters Health) - Diabetics considering weight-loss surgery to help send their disease into remission should opt for the most popular procedure, a gastric bypass, researchers suggest.

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Goth teens more likely to self-harm and be depressed

(Reuters Health) – - Teens identifying with the “goth” culture may be more vulnerable to depression and self-harm, according to a UK study.

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Breastfed infants may get enough vitamin D in mothers’ milk

(Reuters Health) - - Infants may get enough vitamin D from breast milk if their mothers take high-dose vitamin D supplements, a U.S. study suggests, offering a potential alternative to the vitamin drops parents are currently advised to give nursing babies.

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Lawsuit over DuPont Teflon-making chemical C8 goes to jury

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The first lawsuit against DuPont by a cancer patient who claims her disease was linked to a chemical used in the making of Teflon went to jurors at a U.S. federal court in Ohio on Tuesday after three weeks of testimony.

Environment 06 Oct 2015

Factors in middle school tied to impaired driving later on

(Reuters Health) - Risk factors for intoxicated driving in high school, or for riding with impaired drivers, may be evident in children as young as 12, a new study suggests.

06 Oct 2015