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A Blood Test For Depression

Researchers at Medical University of Vienna say it is possible for a blood test to detect depression...

Cretaceous Octopus With Ink And Suckers -- The World's Least Likely Fossils?

New finds of 95 million year old fossils reveal much earlier origins of modern octopuses. These...

Why Do We Feel Better Buying Clothes Where We Know The Size Is Wrong?

Trousers have to be tried on – the variation between size labeling and actual clothing size is...

Understanding Mental Illness Through Gene-Environment Interactions

The study of epigenetics in psychiatry promises several key advances, as noted by Eric J. Nestler...

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Obese women may be putting themselves at greater risk of breast cancer by not undergoing regular screening. According to new research by Dr. Nisa Maruthur and her team from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, seriously obese women are significantly less likely to say they have undergone a recent mammography than normal weight women, especially if they are white. Maruthur's findings are published online this week in Springer's Journal of General Internal Medicine.