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Study: Homosexuality Not Entirely Determined By Genes

A study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University suggests that genetics only partially play a role in whether or not a person is a homosexual.


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You’re More Likely to Die from a Heart Attack After Hours, Study Says

Researchers found that patients who showed up at the hospital during off hours were 5 percent more likely to die within 30 days of the heart attack.



Cold Weather Temperatures May Contribute to Weight Loss

Colder temperatures usually means a warmer thermostat. Researchers say that there can be a silver lining to possible weight loss.


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Just 1 in 4 Young Teens Meet US Fitness Guidelines

Young teens aren’t exactly embracing the government’s Let’s Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest.



Study: Drug, Alcohol Use Higher Among Mentally Ill

Researchers at Washington University School found that rates of smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among those with psychotic disorders.


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Study: Eating Nuts As A Child May Promote Better Female Breast Health Later In Life

A new study has found that women who ate peanut butter and other forms of nuts during their childhood years were less likely to develop breast disease later in life.


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Saint Louis University To Begin Testing H7N9 Flu Vaccine

Local researchers are about to test a new vaccine against a deadly avian flu bug that hit China last spring.


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Study: Breast Cancer Risk Higher For Females Who Drink Alcohol When Young

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have found that teenage and young adult women who consume alcohol are more likely to develop breast cancer later in life.


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Study: Bud Consumed By More ER Patients Than Any Other Alcoholic Beverage

A new study has found that Budweiser was the drink of choice for the largest percentage of those who wound up visiting the emergency room with alcohol-related injuries.


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Saint Louis University Looking For Volunteers With Advanced Heart Disease

Tests are underway at Saint Louis University to assess a new type of gene therapy in patients with poor heart functions.





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