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How does stress make us ill? Study sheds light
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How does stress make us ill? Study sheds light

Psychological stress is a well-known risk factor for illness, but how exactly does it make us sick? A new study has provided some interesting insight. Researchers at Michigan State University in East Lansing have revealed how a protein known as corticotropin-releasing factor receptor subtype 1 (CRF1) responds to stress by sending signals […]

Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic
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Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic

When Clostridium difficile infections rear their ugly head, patients are at serious risk. But no one knows what is behind the soaring number of infections. New research puts a food additive at the heart of the epidemic.Clostridium difficile is a bacterium capable of causing life-threatening diarrhea, colitis, toxic megacolon, organ failure, and death. According to […]

How does alcohol cause cancer?
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How does alcohol cause cancer?

A new study looking at blood stem cells uncovered fresh details surrounding the mechanisms by which alcohol raises the risk of developing cancer. Alcohol is known to raise the risk of no fewer than seven types of cancer. These are mouth, upper throat (pharynx), voice box (laryngeal), esophageal, breast, liver, and bowel cancer.Though the […]