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New study shines light on genetic risk factors for high alcohol intake

Image representing investigation into population-level drinking. Credit: Blush Limited A new study, published in Science Advances, identifies genes associated with high alcohol intake. Alcohol consumption is associated with many diseases, with the risk of these co-morbidities generally increasing with greater exposure. Excessive consumption of alcohol is considered a result of …

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Malnutrition linked with increased risk of Zika birth defects

Zika virus particles (red) shown in African green monkey kidney cells. Credit: NIAID Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) refers to a collection of developmental malformations associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) congenital infection. This syndrome includes devastating conditions that have a huge impact on the rest of the life of the individual …

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After stroke, an ‘astounding’ risk of heart problems

iStock / Getty Images Plus Women and men have a much higher risk of dangerous heart problems soon after their first stroke compared to people without stroke, even if they don’t have obvious underlying heart disease, a study has found. Researchers investigated data on more than 93,000 people age 66 …

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Heart disease linked to a higher risk of kidney failure

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research indicates that cardiovascular diseases—including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, and stroke—are each linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN, highlight the importance of protecting the kidney health of individuals diagnosed …

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