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The Associated Press reports on a study in Circulation that has found a correlation between skipping breakfast and increased risk of heart attacks. The study began in 1992 and followed a cohort of men between the ages of 45 and 82. Of those men who reported regularly skipping breakfast in 1992, 7%...
An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that a study following a cohort of women found that rejection of hormone replacement therapy has lead to an increase in mortality rate. Due to a 2002 study showing potential negative outcomes of hormone replacement therapy, about 2/3 of women who should have...
Reuters reports that a study in JAMA Psychiatry has found a connection between bipolar disorder and early death. In the sample population, bipolar patients died an average of 9 years earlier than those in the general population. Though suicide was a major contributor to the effect, the study found that...