Category: Health

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staffAugust 24, 2017

Does autism risk reside in cells’ energy engines?

Mitochondria, the power plants of human cells, may play a significant role in autism risk, new research suggests. Not only ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

Smokers more likely to quit when cigarette prices increase

Drexel University researchers have found that smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when the price of cigarettes ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

New treatment approved for deadly blood cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration on Thursday approved the anti-cancer drug Besponsa, or inotuzumab ozogamicin, to treat B-cell acute ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

High-cal foods may raise cancer risk in women

Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers — even if ...

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staffAugust 17, 2017

Nearly 4 million people die from asthma each year, says COPD

Two major chronic lung diseases — asthma and COPD — kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report ...

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staffAugust 14, 2017

FDA: Potential contamination in multiple drugs, dietary supplements

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and healthcare providers not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplements ...

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staffAugust 12, 2017

Two ALS patients in Buffalo first in U.S. to receive new drug

Two patients at the DENT Neurologic Institute near Buffalo, N.Y., will be the first in the nation to receive the ...

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staffAugust 11, 2017

Certain jobs linked to raised risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, a painful disease in which a person’s immune system attacks the joints, appears to be more common among ...

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staffAugust 3, 2017

First human gene editing performed on human embryo

Researchers have successfully used the gene-editing technique CRISPR to correct the gene responsible for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a human embryo. ...

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staffAugust 3, 2017

Global blindness set to ‘triple by 2050’

The number of blind people across the world is set to triple within the next four decades, researchers suggest. Writing ...