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Malaria breathalyzer test could help millions affected by disease
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A breathalyzer test for malaria is in the works from scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. According to the research, presented this week at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and reported on by Wired, people with malaria give off a distinctive “breath-print” that could be used as a test for the disease. The research team found that there are six unique compounds found in the breath of malaria victims — the breath test co [...]
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Take these preventative steps to lower your breast cancer risk
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I'm often asked if there are preventive steps people can take to cut their breast cancer risk. And the answer is yes! For starters, avoid hormone-replacement therapy and get mammograms and other screenings as recommended by your doctor. But you can also protect yourself with lifestyle changes — maintaining a healthy diet and body weight, getting exercise, and drinking alcohol in moderation or not at all. According to the latest statistics, o [...]
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How teens’ booze and pot use affects success
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Teens who regularly drink and get high could see their success go up in smoke, according to a new study. University of Connecticut researchers found that teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol “achieved lower levels of education, were less likely to be employed full time, were less likely to get married and had lower social economic potential.” Researchers underscored that their study focused on chronic and dependent use — not just occasion [...]
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Marijuana products don’t cure cancer, FDA warns
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This cannabis can’t. The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on marijuana supplements that claim to cure cancer. Four companies were the center of an FDA news release on Wednesday which stated that the companies were “illegally selling products online that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes.” The companies, Greenroads Health, Natural Alchemist, That’s Natural! Marketing and Consult [...]
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Third type of diabetes can be misdiagnosed as Type 2
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Three’s a crowd. British scientists say Type 3c diabetes may be more common than previously thought, saying some people with Type 2 may have been misdiagnosed. The study, published in the November issue of Diabetes Care, found that about 1.5% of 31,789 new cases of diabetes over a 10 year period were diagnosed as Type 2 instead of Type 3c. 1% of new cases were Type 1 diabetes, making Type 3 more common in adults in this research. The stud [...]
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Woman says docs misread test, resulting in unneeded surgeries
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Medical professionals misread a woman’s genetic test results, causing her to undergo three unnecessary — and irreversible — operations, she claims in a $1.8 million lawsuit. Elisha Cooke-Moore, 36, said she underwent a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy after her Oregon-based gynecologist, William Fitts, said she had a 50% chance of getting breast cancer and an 80% chance of uterine cancer. Her suit claims both Fitts and nurse practitioner Lori Johns misread the b [...]
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Popular baby formulas and foods contain arsenic, lead and BPA
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Baby food products — including 80% of infant formulas — tested positive for arsenic, according to the findings from a new study released Wednesday. The 530 baby products, purchased in the past five months, were all tested by the Clean Label Project, a nonprofit group that advocates for transparent labeling. Out of those, the study found that 65% contained arsenic, 36% had lead, 60% had BPA (industrial chemical bisphenol A) and 58% contained cadmium, a natural toxic me [...]
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