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Medical News Today: Vitamin D levels could predict risk of poor cardiovascular health

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Low levels of total vitamin D and bioavailable vitamin D may be a predictor for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular events, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Toxoplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease caused by a parasite that can lead to flu-like symptoms and complications such as seizures and developmental problems.

Medical News Today: Treating depression may reduce heart disease risk

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 23:00
The links between cardiovascular health and depression are only slowly being uncovered. A new study finds that treating depression effectively might reduce future cardiac risk.

Medical News Today: Apple- or pear-shaped? Your answer may affect your heart disease risk

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 23:00
Whether you carry your weight round your waist or your hips is a better predictor of dysfunction of the left ventricle and future heart disease than weight or BMI.

Medical News Today: High-protein diet may explain anatomical differences of Neanderthals

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 23:00
Compared with Homo sapiens, Neanderthals had a wider rib cage and pelvis. Now, new research suggests this may be because they had to adapt to a high-protein diet.

Medical News Today: Cigarette smoking alters the mouth microbiota

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 23:00
The composition of mouth bacteria changes when people smoke, but it appears to return to its previous state after quitting. Bacteria that cause tooth decay increase, for example.