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Gender violence ups lifetime risk of mental illness, disability in women
An Australian research has revealed that women who experience gender-based violence such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking have a higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability. ANI

Infants living in 'moldy' homes 3 times likelier to develop asthma by age 7
Results of a new study have suggested that infants who live in "moldy" homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7-an age that children can be accurately diagnosed with the condition. ANI

New antidepressants 'up risks of death, serious health problems in elderly'
A new study has warned that people over the age of 65 taking new generation antidepressants are at more risk of serious health problems than those regularly using older pills. ANI

Cigarette smoking, alcohol use ups risk of upper aero-digestive cancers
A study has found that a combination of heavy alcohol use and cigarette smoking is the key factor in increasing the risk of upper aero-digestive cancers. ANI

Eating disorders linked to fertility problems, unplanned pregnancies
A new study has found that eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are associated with fertility problems, unplanned pregnancies and negative attitudes to pregnancy. ANI

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