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New map pinpoints Lyme disease risk areas

Source: USA Today CONCORD, N.H. – Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The map, which … Continue reading

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Prevalence of bullying and victimization among children in early elementary school: Do family and school neighbourhood socioeconomic status matter?

Jansen et al. BioMedCentral Abstract (provisional) Background Bullying and victimization are widespread phenomena in childhood and can have a serious impact on well-being. Children from families with a low socioeconomic background have an increased risk of this behaviour, but it … Continue reading

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British doctors endorse radical solutions to organ shortage

Michael Cook BioEdge Some of the most controversial methods of obtaining organs have been endorsed by the British Medical Association in a report released this week. “Building on Progress: what next for organ donation policy in the UK?” laments “the … Continue reading

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“Spam” meat tied to diabetes risk in Native Americans: study

Source: Reuters Native Americans who often ate processed meat in a can, generically known as “spam” and a common food on reservations, one subsidized by the government — had a two-fold increased risk of developing diabetes over those who ate … Continue reading

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deCODE Genetics, in Collaboration with Academic Colleagues and Illumina, Discovers Mutations Conferring High Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Source: PRNewsWire REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, The Netherlands, Spain and Finland today report the discovery of variants in the human genome that associate with  increased risk of invasive … Continue reading

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Pill that ‘mends broken hearts’ by tricking damaged tissue

Fiona Macrae Daily Mail A pill that ‘mends broken hearts’ – revolutionising the lives of millions – could be available in just a decade. It tricks damaged tissue into healing itself, making it easier for weaker hearts to pump blood … Continue reading

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