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Healthy habits can prevent disease

Jane Grochowski EurekAlert New evidence to support a range of healthy behaviors reported in the American Journal of Medicine. Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2012 – Five new studies provide evidence to support simple steps we can take to prevent illness … Continue reading

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Higher risk of birth defects from assisted reproduction

Michael Davis EurekAlert A University of Adelaide study has identified the risk of major birth defects associated with different types of assisted reproductive technology. In the most comprehensive study of its kind in the world, researchers from the University’s Robinson … 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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Cancer diagnosis raises risk of heart attack and suicide, study says

Amina Khan LA Times Within the first week of being diagnosed with cancer, patients were 12.6 times more likely to commit suicide and 5.6 times more likely to die of a heart attack. Cancer can kill long before malignant tumors … Continue reading

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DNA analysis shows huge genetic diversity in tumours

Fergus Walsh BBC News aking a sample from one part of a tumour may not reveal its full genetic identity, according to research by scientists from Cancer Research UK (CRUK). They carried out the first genome-wide analysis of the genetic … Continue reading

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Colon cancer study backs blood stool screening test

Gene Emery Reuters Although colon cancer screening is recommended by many organizations, less clear is which method is best to detect tumors and precancerous lesions. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a relatively inexpensive … Continue reading

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Intensive diabetes care cuts kidney complications

Source: Reuters Early, aggressive treatment of type 1 diabetes cut the risk of kidney disease in half in a study that followed a group of diabetics since the 1980s, U.S. researchers said on Saturday. The findings, published in the New … Continue reading

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