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Early fetal exposure to Hong Kong flu linked to low adult IQ

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Maternal infection with Hong Kong influenza during the first trimester in the 1969-1970 season is associated with reduced intelligence in adult offspring, according to a Norwegian study published online by the Annals of...

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Even low lead levels may cause cardiovascular dysregulation in children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Very low blood lead levels — well below the 10 mcg/dL threshold for deleterious effects set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control — can adversely affect how a child’s cardiovascular system responds to...

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Psoriasis associated with increased risk of diabetes and hypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Results of a prospective, 14-year study indicate that women with psoriasis are at increased risk of incident diabetes and hypertension, verifying previous findings from cross-sectional studies. For their study, Dr....