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Getty ImagesSimple blood test 'could predict suicide risk'Chemical alteration of a single human gene caused when the brain is under extreme stress has... ThinkstockLoud noises change the way our brains process speechYou might want to think twice before cranking your headphones too loud — US neuroscientists... Childhood obesity linked with earlier pubertyThe age children reach puberty has declined over the past 100 years, which UK researchers believe... Getty ImagesNot just a phase: insomnia among adolescents linked to depression and anxietyTeen mood swings are nothing new, but new research out of the University of Adelaide has directly... ThinkstockHeavy drinking in midlife doubles memory loss risk: studyIf you have ever felt guilty about things you did when drinking, been criticised for your drinking... Getty ImagesWhy your workout could be giving you cavitiesThe health benefits of running are many and varied but the popular endurance training technique... Thinkstock'Fist bump' better than handshake for stopping spread of germs: studyWhen you greet a mate, do you reach for the handshake, high five or 'fist bump'? ThinkstockWatching TV at night makes us depressed: studyChannel surfing after a big day at the office encourages feelings of guilt and anxiety, according... ThinkstockNot all smiles: new ways of detecting autism risk in babiesThe earlier autism can be diagnosed and treatment can begin, the better children fare, and... ThinkstockWomen more likely to die from heart attacks than men: studyWomen are more likely to stay in hospital longer and die of heart attacks than men. Getty ImagesHalf world's population has newly discovered gut virusA virus undetected by scientists for decades likely infects half the world's population,... ThinkstockChildbirth pain relief reduces chance of postnatal depressionWomen who get an epidural during childbirth could be less likely to suffer postnatal depression,... Getty ImagesLack of sleep creates false memoriesNext time you're arguing black and blue with someone who is assuring you you're wrong, consider how... ThinkstockFatty food threatens sense of smellIt's no secret that obesity increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, but... ThinkstockKids overdosing on painkiller patchesHealth authorities have again warned adults using painkiller patches to keep them out of children's... ThinkstockCommon gene mutations 'cause autism'The genetic risk for autism comes from genes that are common in the population, rather than... ThinkstockGenetic cause of common breast lumps discoveredSingaporean researchers have found that fibroadenomas, one of the most common breast tumours... ThinkstockEnergy drinks increase binge drinking risk: Australian studyDrinking high-caffeine energy drinks could increase the likelihood of binge drinking, according to... ThinkstockDifferent eye movements show love or lustWondering whether a date is interested in a relationship or a one-night stand? Their eye movements... Getty ImagesCigarette smokers 'more likely to commit suicide'Cigarettes might increase the risk of suicide in smokers, a study has found.
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