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The Health Benefits Of Drinking Water

Drinking plenty of water is essential to keep virtually every system in your body working properly, and not only in the warmer months. We take a look at the vital

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Gene donors at high risk for cancer received feedback

Researchers at the Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu studied how people at high risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer responded to the feedback of genetic findings.

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Many infants with hep C-positive moms not screened for HCV

Less than one-third of infants born to mothers with hepatitis C virus infection (HCV+) receive appropriate HCV follow-up testing, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual

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Xofluza approved for postexposure prevention of flu

The approved indication for Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) has been expanded to include postexposure prevention of influenza for those who may have come in contact with someone who has the flu,

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Wiping down groceries? Experts say keep risk in perspective

Cleaning wipes are harder to find on store shelves, and businesses are reassuring customers with stepped up sanitation measures. In New York, the subway system is shut down nightly for

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The genetics of side-effects

Henk-Jan Guchelaar knows all too well the serious problems that the side-effects of medication can cause. As a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands,

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Extraction of largely-unexplored bodily fluid could be a new source of biomarkers

Using an array of tiny needles that are almost too small to see, researchers have developed a minimally-invasive technique for sampling a largely-unexplored human bodily fluid that could potentially provide

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Central trafficking compartment in neurons malfunctions in majority of Alzheimer’s patients

Decades before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s appear, the brain’s neurons start secreting tau proteins, one of the first changes known to occur in the course of the disease. High

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