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Detecting hearing loss, vertigo via blood tests

There are more than 30 blood tests in clinical practice today to confirm disease. For heart attacks, cardiologists test the blood for cardiac enzymes; for osteoporosis, proteins in the blood can signal thinning bones.

Aug 18, 2016
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Early standouts may not make future champions

As you watch this year's summer Olympics, pay attention to the athletes from smaller countries. There's a good reason why some countries manage to produce elite athletes consistently, even though they're drawing from populations ...

Aug 05, 2016
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Finding skin cancer in a flash

The typical nude skin cancer checks with long photo sessions at your dermatologist's office to track any suspicious skin marks just got a lot more accurate, while reducing the chance of unnecessary biopsies.

Jul 29, 2016
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Walnuts may improve your colon health

Eating walnuts may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer, researchers led by UConn Health report in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

Jun 02, 2016
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