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Liver stiffness predicts liver failure, cancer and mortality in cirrhotic patients

Dawn Peters EurekAlert Researchers from Spain established that liver stiffness, measured by transient elastography (TE), is an independent predictor of liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and mortality in cirrhotic patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune … Continue reading

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Chinese boy sells kidney for iPhone, iPad

Reuters Dawn BEIJING: Five people in southern China have been charged with intentional injury in the case of a Chinese teenager who sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, the government-run Xinhua News Agency said … Continue reading

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Your Organs Are Desperate For These Foods – Make Them Happy

Prevent Disease Water, vitamins, minerals, and cholesterol all need to be absorbed into the organs and tissues for their proper functioning. Foods can confer health benefits beyond their nutritional value. For example, fiber helps prevent colon cancer, and cranberries and … Continue reading

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Science still catching up on DDT harms

Kristin Schafer Panna Two recent studies report new evidence of the harms of a very old pesticide. It’s that pesky, persistent and infamous chemical, DDT. Nearly 40 years after its use in agriculture was banned in many countries around the … Continue reading

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How much iodine is too much?

Source: Reuters Iodine deficiency is a major health problem worldwide, but a new study points to the potential downsides of too much iodine. Iodine is a mineral found in iodized salt, seafood, eggs, dairy and some breads. It is used … Continue reading

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The Corporate Psychopath and the Window of Empathy

“They have traits similar to ideal leaders. You would expect an ideal leader to be narcissistic, self-centred, dominant, very assertive, maybe to the point of being aggressive. Those things can easily be mistaken for the aggression and bullying that a … Continue reading

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