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Obesity has a slight and substantial negative impact on the cognitive functioning of healthy individuals and major depressive disorder patients (MDD), respectively, a new study shows.
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Increased serum levels of C-X-C motif chemokine (CXCL)-11, CXCL-9, CXCL-10 and interferon (IFN)-γ are associated with clinical manifestations of adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD), reports a new study.
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