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Alcohol may cause cancer – study

Drinking alcohol may cause irreversible damage to the DNA of stem cells and increase the risk of developing certain cancers, a new study has revealed.

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Caffeine & Parkinson’s disease

Simply testing the level of caffeine in the blood could help determine if a person has Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggested Wednesday.

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Scientists edit DNA to cure diseases

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.

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Smoking linked to ADHD risk in baby

Children born to women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy, especially when mothers are heavy smokers, are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review of medical studies confirms.

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Truth about hyperthyroidism

There are people who envy those with hyperthyroidism as they believe that this health disorder spares the latter from gaining weight, but medical experts said that their condition is not something to be envious at.

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Common blood pressure drug may cause skin cancer – study

People who take a certain water pill prescribed to control fluid retention and treat high blood pressure may be more likely to get skin cancer than other individuals, a Danish study suggests.

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