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Middle-aged binge drinkers double risk of dying early

March 5th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, The Daily Telegraph, Timothy Naimi 0 comments

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Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine

Middle aged people are doubling their risk of dying early by binge drinking, even when they consume amounts within weekly recommended levels, research has warned. A study of hundreds of people aged between 55 and 65 found that those who overindulge on a night out or at the weekend were twice as likely to die within 20 years as moderate drinkers…

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“Clinicians should understand even among those with apparently modest average consumption, a number of these folks may be drinking in risky ways.”

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Evolution to blame for bad backs, dropped arches and impacted wisdom teeth, say scientists

February 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, The Daily Telegraph 0 comments

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Jeremy DeSilva, College of Arts & Sciences

While the process of natural selection allowed humans to become much more advanced than other primates, it is also to blame for many of the maladies we suffer from today…

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“This is essentially the biological equivalent of paper clips and duct tape. Even the modern ostrich foot is better ‘designed’ for bipedal walking.”

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