In Colombia, women are the best peacebuilders

Cleiner Almanza, leader of Corporación Mujer Sigue Mis Pasos, told us how women in Colombia have been responsible for building peace among themselves.

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Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

Researchers have found that tobacco smoking may increase your risk of developing depression and schizophrenia

Anger, anxiety, insomnia: Tweets from Twitter users could predict loneliness

Social media has the potential to allow researchers and clinicians to passively measure loneliness over time.

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Women at higher risk of feeling chronic pain

Higher frequency of some chronic diseases, worse functional state, psychological stress, and less physical activity can explain the risk in women.

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A mother's warmth, sensitivity can mitigate obesity risk factors in infants

A majority of mothers in the UB study had used cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana or cocaine during pregnancy, an obesity risk factor.

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Dysthymia: the disease of bad mood

Dysthymia is compromised with global functioning, but not to the point of severe depression.

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Scientists may have found the reason of impulsivity

There's a circuit in the brain that appears to be associated with psychiatric disorders ranging from overeating to gambling, drug abuse, and even Parkinson's disease.

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Teens who have loving bond with mother less likely to enter abusive relationships

Positive parenting behaviors help children form positive internal working models of themselves as lovable and worthy of respect.

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The significance of teeth guard in Latin American football

Mouthguards are usually related to high contact sports, like rugby or American football. But, what about other sports that offer a medium risk of collision, such as soccer?

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Narcissism can lower stress levels and reduce chances of depression

People who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be 'mentally tough', feel less stressed and are less vulnerable to depression

Menstrual cup.

A friendly way to bleed: switch to a menstrual cup

Even though they have been around for decades, it's only today that we are starting to love them. Here's why

Glucose test for diabetes.

Obesity exacerbates many causes of death, but risks are different for men and women

Obesity is implicated in two thirds of the leading causes of death from non-communicable diseases worldwide

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Women scientists author fewer invited commentaries in medical journals than men

They found that the disparity was larger for women who were further progressed in their careers

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Simple test predicts dangerous pregnancy disorder

Researchers have developed a way to predict the onset of a deadly pregnancy condition that kills 76,000 women and half a million babies each year.

Multipolar melanoma cells stained for centrosomes (gamma-tubulin in red, centrin in green) and DNA (DAPI in blue).

New chemical weapon to combat cancer

The fight against cancer involves eradicating cancer cells but current treatments inevitably have negative consequences on healthy cells.

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Quiz: How much do you know about breast cancer?

In the breast cancer awareness month, test your knowledge to prevent this disease

A Tsimane 'mother, with her child after painting him with plant dye in a practice believed to help protect from sickness

Bolivian forager-farmers' techniques for amazing heart health

The indigenous group, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life.

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International day against breast cancer

Know what this disease is about, what the symptoms are and how to prevent it .

Pregnant woman.

Stress during pregnancy may affect baby's sex

It's becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes.

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E-cigarettes: 5 things to know

Here we tell you that these devices are unregulated with potentially dangerous effects on health and other four things you probably did not know

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