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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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Income inequality leads to more US deaths, study finds

Hui Zheng EurekAlert COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study provides the best evidence to date that higher levels of income inequality in the United States actually lead to more deaths in the country over a period of years. The findings … Continue reading

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Flawed Red Meat Study: You Are What Your Food Ate

ANH “The Harvard “red meat” study was not only fatally flawed from the outset, it offered reckless (and scientifically unsound) advice.” Are beef eaters doomed to an early death? A recent Harvard study, accompanied by some unduly alarmist articles in … Continue reading

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If You Take Oral Vitamin D You MUST Avoid Making This Serious Mistake

Dr. Mercola Mercola Did you know there are two types of vitamin D, and they are NOT interchangeable? In fact, taking the wrong one could do you more harm than good… Drisdol is a synthetic form of vitamin D2—made by … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C-related deaths outpace HIV deaths, study says

Eryn Brown Baltimore Sun Hepatitis C mortality rates surpassed HIV mortality rates in the United States in 2007, researchers said Monday. In a study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine (abstract here), U.S. Centers for Disease Control researchers analyzed … Continue reading

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Odds of Living Very Long Life Lower Than Formerly Predicted

Source: PR Newswire CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The chances to reach extreme old age are much lower than previously thought, new research shows. Research just published by a team of demographers at the social science research organization NORC … Continue reading

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Doctors slam ‘abortion safer than childbirth’ study

Source: LifeSiteNews WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study by family planning advocates concluding that abortion is safer for women than carrying a child to term has been sharply criticized by doctors who say the years-old claim has … Continue reading

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This Vitamin D Supplement Mistake Raises Your Death Rate by 2% — Are You at Risk?

Source: Mercola Drisdol and Calcitriol are synthetic forms of vitamin D2; the form of vitamin D typically prescribed by doctors. But this is not the type produced by your body in response to sun or safe tanning bed exposure. A … Continue reading

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