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Paper identifies genes that are associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer

Three-dimensional culture of human breast cancer cells, with DNA-stained blue and a protein in the cell-surface membrane colored green. Image created 2014 by Tom Misteli, Ph.D., and Karen Meaburn, Ph.D. at NIH IRP. A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified specific genes associated with increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer, which provide the …

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Australian state reports its first case of superbug fungus

by Associated Press August 7 at 3:03 AM CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian state has reported its first case of a superbug in a hospital patient who probably picked up the drug-resistant fungus in Britain. Victoria Deputy Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said on Tuesday health officials are taking a "search and destroy" approach to ensure the Candida auris fungus …

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Excessive screen time damages children's sight

Washington DC [USA] Aug 7 (ANI): It appears that there is increasing concern about potential harm for children's visual development, which spends a lot of time glued on screens. Ophthalmologists – Physicians specializing in medical and surgical eye care see a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. The American Academy of …

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Franklin County resident dies of rare Lyme carditis

The black-legged fortress carries Lyme and other diseases. Creative Commons Photo A Franklin County Resident has died of Lyme Carditis, a rare complication of the chewable Lyme disease affecting the heart determined by Centers for Disease Control. It is the first reported death due to Lyme carditis in Vermont. CDC reports that in the last 30 years there have been …

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Two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado

KUSA – State Health Officers confirm that two people have tested positive for the West Nile virus in Colorado. The case, from Weld County and Delta County, is the first reported human case of the virus in 2018. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the week begins a mosquito test in June across the state. So …

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Reminders and How They Work | Do not miss this

(RNN) – A worldwide recall initiated last month for medicines containing valsartan medicine was extended by the Food and Drug Administration last week and in South Korea on Monday. The revocation of the recall is linked to the presence of a possible carcinogenic contamination, a chemical compound called NDMA. Valsartan is a common medicine used to treat high blood pressure …

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Teenagers like weapons or using hookah who are more likely to use marijuana later, studying found | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF TV

LOS ANGELES – Teenagers who used e-cigarettes and hooka were up to four times more likely to use marijuana later, according to a new study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and University in Southern California reviewed 2668 students at 10 Los Angeles Los Angeles High Schools from the fall of 2013, when …

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