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European crisis boosts illegal trade in body parts

Jared Yee BioEdge The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table. Experts say that the black market for human organs — … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency High Among Trauma Patients

PR Newswire New research presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 77 percent of trauma patients had deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D. Researchers have linked a lack of vitamin D with … Continue reading

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Podcast: Genetic Scars, Creepy People, and Acid-Fighting Body Armor

David Grimm and Sarah Crespi Science Now Can childhood abuse leave a genetic mark? Why do some people give us the chills? And did so-called dermal bone prevent the blood of early land animals from turning acidic? Science‘s Online News … Continue reading

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Research: Some Cancer Diagnoses Kill Quicker Than The Cancer

GreenMedInfo Sayer Ji A cancer diagnosis may be the most traumatic thing that can befall a patient within the contemporary medical system; that is, beyond the conventional cancer treatments themselves, many of which have life-threatening and even lethal side effects. … Continue reading

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Scientists uncover clue to preventing, and possibly reversing, rare childhood genetic disease

Robin Lally EurekAlert Findings may have wider implications for other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Rutgers scientists think they have found a way to prevent and possibly reverse the most debilitating symptoms of a rare, progressive childhood degenerative disease that … Continue reading

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Cancer epigenetics: Breakthrough in ID’ing target genes

Jade Boyd EurekAlert HOUSTON — Cancer is usually attributed to faulty genes, but growing evidence from the field of cancer epigenetics indicates a key role for the gene “silencing” proteins that stably turn genes off inside the cell nucleus. A … Continue reading

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Corbett Report Radio 073 – The Fight Against Fluoridation with Dr. Paul Connett

James Corbett Corbett Report Radio Dr. Paul Connett is a retired professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology. He is the Director of the Fluoride Action Network at fluoridealert.org, which details the documented health effects of water fluoridation, from lowered IQ … Continue reading

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A Pharmacy Under Your Skin

Mitch Leslie Science Mag Microchips run our cars, our washing machines, and even our coffee machines. Soon, they might also dispense medicine. The first study of this approach in people shows that microchips implanted under the skin deliver regular doses … Continue reading

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Remote-controlled chip implant delivers bone drug

Associated Press USA Today WASHINGTON – Medication via remote-control instead of a shot? Scientists implanted microchips in seven women that did just that, oozing out the right dose of a bone-strengthening drug once a day without them even noticing. Implanted … Continue reading

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MEDIA ALERT: Injectable progesterone contraceptives may be associated with poor periodontal health

Source: PR Newswire Injectable progesterone contraceptives may be associated with poor periodontal health, according to research in the Journal of Periodontology. The study found that women who are currently taking depotmedroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injectable contraceptive, or have taken DMPA in … Continue reading

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