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October 10, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John ByrdA gene linked to an increased risk of heart disease has been found in women, but not men, finds a new study. The gene is responsible for the thickening of blood vessel walls, which ups the chance for blockages that can cause heart attacks and strokes. The greater risk for women appears to be the gene's combination with estrogen.Hospital routines may be making patients sicker, say some leading physicians. Inadequate sleep, nutrition and long wait times are compromising peoples immune systems, prolonging or worsening their condition. In particular, poor nutrition is present in up to half of all hospital patients they claim.And... looking at pictures of food may be making you fat. Commonly referred to as "food porn" on social media, the posting of delicious looking food pictures could lead to weight gain, says new research. Usually, unhealthy food such as desserts are pictured which gets us salivating, then hungry and finally eating more than we should or things we shouldn't. "Eating

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