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R.I. lead law effective, often ignored

When landlords have followed Rhode Island's law requiring them to protect tenants from exposure to lead, their compliance has significantly reduced blood levels of the toxic metal in children. But in four ...

Jul 07, 2014
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Stem cell type resists chemotherapy drug

A new study shows that adipose-derived human stem cells, which can become vital tissues such as bone, may be highly resistant to the common chemotherapy drug methotrexate (MTX). The preliminary finding from ...

Jul 02, 2014
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In Africa, STI testing could boost HIV prevention

To maximize HIV prevention efforts in South Africa and perhaps the broader region, public health officials should consider testing for other sexually transmitted infections when they test for HIV, according to a new paper ...

May 28, 2014
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A nine-month window for helpful intervention

(Medical Xpress)—Countering the effects of lifelong poor health habits—smoking, poor diet, little exercise—is important and may take time. What if interventions during the nine-month window of pregnancy could improve ...

May 21, 2014
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Complex interactions may matter most for longevity

If studying a single gene or a diet that might extend longevity is like searching for a fountain of youth, then a new study calls for looking at something more like the whole watershed. Brown University biologists ...

May 15, 2014
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Getting chemo first may help in rectal cancer

(Medical Xpress)—A new phase II study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology finds that if chemotherapy is offered before radiation and surgery, more patients ...

May 15, 2014
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As kids age, snacking quality appears to decline

The average U.S. child snacks three times a day. Concerned about the role of snacking in obesity, a team of researchers set out to explore how eating frequency relates to energy intake and diet quality in ...

May 06, 2014
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