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Obesity ups survival in heart failure, but that's no reason to pile on pounds

Obese people with heart failure may live longer than those who are thinner—especially if they are "metabolically healthy," a new study suggests.

Infectivity of different HIV-1 strains may depend on which cell receptors they target

Distinct HIV-1 strains may differ in the nature of the CCR5 molecules to which they bind, affecting which cells they can infect and their ability to enter cells, according to a study published December 6 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Bernard Lagane of the Institut Pasteur and INSERM, and colleagues.

Link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported.

Hysterectomy linked to memory deficit in an animal model

By age 60, one in three American women have had a hysterectomy. Though hysterectomy is a prevalent and routine surgery, the removal of the uterus before natural menopause might actually be problematic for cognitive processes like memory.

Childhood vaccine safety data results hidden by government health officials

It has come to light that Public Health England (PHE), a major United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care agency, has neglected to make public the results of three major clinical trials assessing the safety and effectiveness of childhood vaccines. (Gee, I wonder why.)

RECALL ALERT: Another blood pressure drug pulled off the shelves by the FDA because of cancer risk

We’ve all heard this story before: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates a drug that has already flooded the market, only to find that an unintended ‘side effect’ of the drug is that it’s a cancer risk.

Higher rates of autism found in areas where vaccination rates are higher, Canadian data reveals

Autism rates continue to surge worldwide, especially within “developed” countries with robust (conventional) healthcare systems.