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Alcohol sales fall due to ban on multi-buy promotions

(Medical Xpress)—A report published today shows a 2.6% decrease in the amount of alcohol sold per adult in Scotland in the year following the introduction of the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act in October 2011.

May 22, 2013
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Benefits of CT outweigh cancer risks in young adults

The underlying medical conditions facing young adults who undergo computed tomography (CT) exams represent a significantly greater health risk than that of radiation-induced cancer from CT, according to a new study published ...

Feb 05, 2013
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10 years of tamoxifen better than 5, study reports

(HealthDay) —Taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen for a decade, instead of the standard five years, further reduces the long-term chances of recurrence and risk of dying from the disease, new British ...

Dec 05, 2012
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Surprising findings from Exome Sequencing Project reported

A multi-institutional team of researchers has sequenced the DNA of 6,700 exomes, the portion of the genome that contains protein-coding genes, as part of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded Exome Sequencing ...

Nov 06, 2012
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