Archive: 09/29/2011

Killer cantaloupe, scary sprouts -- what to do?

(AP) -- Avoid foreign produce. Wash and peel your fruit. Keep it refrigerated. None of these common tips would have guaranteed your safety from the deadliest food outbreak in a decade, the one involving cantaloupes ...

Sep 29, 2011
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Large meta-analysis finds new genes for type 1 diabetes

The largest-ever analysis of genetic data related to type 1 diabetes has uncovered new genes associated with the common metabolic disease, which affects 200 million people worldwide. The findings add to knowledge of gene ...

Sep 29, 2011
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Knockout of protein prevents colon tumor formation in mice

A protein that regulates cell differentiation in normal tissue may play a different role in colon and breast cancer, activating proliferation of damaged cells, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago ...

Sep 29, 2011
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Cancer vaccine quest begins at Mayo Clinic

A few weeks ago, the Mayo Clinic made an intriguing announcement: One of its scientists had discovered a possible way to prevent ovarian and breast cancer with vaccines. And Mayo was ready to start testing them in people.

Sep 29, 2011
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CDC: Miners, construction, food workers smoke most

(AP) -- Construction workers, miners and food service workers top the list of occupations that smoke the most, according to a new government report. Experts say it might have as much to do with lower education levels as ...

Sep 29, 2011
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