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Formaldehyde damages proteins, not just DNA

The capacity of formaldehyde, a chemical frequently used in manufactured goods such as automotive parts and wood products, to damage DNA, interfere with cell replication and cause cancer inspired new federal regulations this ...

Sep 29, 2016
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Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus

A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders.

Sep 29, 2016
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Children could point the way to new HIV treatments

Children with HIV who can resist the disease progressing could point the way to new treatments for HIV infection that are more widely applicable to infected adults and children alike, an international team of researchers ...

Sep 29, 2016
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Scientists developing new test for breast cancer

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) are working with researchers in France to develop a new potential way to detect and monitor breast cancer that could involve a simple blood test.

Sep 29, 2016
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Shorter duration of feeding tube placement with IMRT

(HealthDay)—For patients with head and neck cancer (HNC), the duration of feeding tube placement is shorter for those who receive definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) compared with those who receive three-dimensional ...

Upper functional GI disorders often overlap with IBS

(HealthDay)—Factors associated with the overlap of upper functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been identified, according to a study published in the September issue of the ...

One in five with non-valvular A-fib receiving digoxin

(HealthDay)—About one in five patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) receives digoxin, with the indication for use considered inappropriate in nearly 60 percent, according to a study published online Sept. ...

You'll feel the pinch this year: Get the flu shot

This year, everyone will have to roll up their sleeves and receive the flu shot via injection, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer recommends the nasal flu mist vaccine due to ineffectiveness.

AbobotulinumtoxinA effective for face-lifting

(HealthDay)—AbobotulinumtoxinA (ABO) is efficacious for face-lifting, with better response for patients with oval-face shape and those aged younger than 32 years, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Journal ...

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