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Liverpool University scientists identify new cases of rare genetic disorder
Scientists at the UK-based University of Liverpool, working with international partners, have shown a rare genetic disease, that causes crippling osteoarthritis in the spine and major joints, is far more prevalent worldwide than previously thought. ANI

Juvenile arthritis quadruples cancer risk in kids
Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are four times likelier to have cancer than those without the disease, researchers have revealed. ANI

Overeating may double risk of memory loss in older people
Consuming between 2,100 and 6,000 calories per day may double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people age 70 and older, suggest researchers. ANI

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