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Large Study Identifies Genetic Variants Linked to Risk Tolerance and Risky Behaviors

Based on genetic information from more than 1 million people of European ancestry, results suggest the neurochemicals glutamate and GABA, but not dopamine or serotonin, contribute to risk tolerance An international group that includes researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has identified 124 genetic variants associated with a person’s willingness to… Read More »

Moderate Drinking Is A Risk Factor For Atrial Fibrillation (STUDY)

Alcohol use is common nowadays, and excessive usage among individuals continues to be high. Excessive drinking is a recognized atrial fibrillation risk factor, and now researchers have shown that mild and moderate consumption is a modifiable risk factor of significance for atrial fibrillation. They demonstrated that regular and moderate consumption of alcohol averaging 14 glasses… Read More »

US fertility rate is below level needed to replace population, study says

The new report also reveals some major state-by-state differences in fertility rates. In 2017, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, total fertility rates ranged from a rate of 2,227.5 births per 1,000 women in South Dakota to 1,421 per 1,000 women in DC — that’s a difference of 57%, according to the… Read More »