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Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss for people with Alzheimer’s disease, US researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found.

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Flu may trigger heart attack

The risk of a heart attack may be increased six-fold within the first week after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection, a new study said Wednesday.

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New blood test for cancer developed

Australian researchers said Friday they have helped develop a new blood test for the early detection of eight common cancers, in a move that could diagnose tumors before they spread and increase patients’ chances of survival.

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Study: Lack of sleep boosts risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A sleepless night causes levels of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta to rise faster than the brain’s waste-disposal system can remove it, a study of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found.

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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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