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Zinc 'important for learning and memory'
Researchers have been trying to pin down the role of zinc in the brain for more than 50 years, ever since scientists found high concentrations of the chemical in synaptic vesicles, a portion of the neuron that stores neurotransmitters. ANI

Thinking you're in 'poor' health dramatically ups your dementia risk
People who think that they are in poor or fair health are more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a new study. ANI

Prenatal exposure to synthetic estrogen ups cancer risk in daughters
Daughters of women who took a synthetic estrogen called diethylstilbestrol (DES) while pregnant decades ago are now facing a greater chance of being infertile and developing cancer, according to a large study by the National Cancer Institute in the United States. ANI

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