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Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »

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Is Your Heartburn Medication Putting You At Higher Risk For A Hip Fracture?

According to new data from a recent meta-analysis, persons taking oral proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be at an elevated risk of sustaining a hip fracture.  The elevated risk, however, was not found among those taking H2-receptor antagonists (H2RA). 3-D schematic of the hip joint.( Courtesy, Getty images)Getty PPIs and H2RAs are commonly prescribed for… Read More »

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