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Troponin biomarker used for indicating risk of ‘silent strokes’

The biomarkers troponin T and NT-proBNP appear to indicate risk for ‘silent’ strokes and other causes of mild brain damage that do not present symptoms. Research from The Methodist Hospital (Read the full article)

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Metabolic syndrome found in children as young as 6

A study from the University of Eastern Finland has shown that metabolic disorders can be found in children as young as 6 years old. These risk factors, such as excess (Read the full article)

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Passive smoking: teenage girls are at higher risk of health problems than boys

It has been discovered that when teenage girls are exposed to second-hand smoking, they have lower levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL).  Unfortunately HDL cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease (Read the full article)