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Natural immunity: Some people who have not gotten the virus may be naturally protected

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[A] study, published in the journal Nature on [July 29], found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who ...
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Vaccine race accelerates, as Moderna-NIH partnership drug induces immune responses in all Phase 1 volunteers

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[E]arly results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on [July 14], showed that [Moderna’s COVID-19] vaccine worked to ...
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US cancer death rates fall for 26th year in a row. 2.2% marks largest single-year drop

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The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States continued to decline for the 26th year in a ...

Hormone therapy to treat menopause results in increased breast cancer risk

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Certain hormone replacement therapies have long been tied to an increased risk of breast cancer. Now, new research suggests that in ...
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Drugs used for depression, epilepsy may increase risk of dementia, study shows

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Scientists have long found a possible link between anticholinergic drugs and an increased risk of dementia.  A study published in ...
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Autism diagnosis for children as young as 14 months could boost treatment potential

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When screening for autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests that children can be reliably diagnosed with autism at an ...

Combined immunotherapy strategy could revolutionize kidney cancer treatment

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The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving. Two separate studies published [February 16] in the New ...

Cancer death rate in the US has dropped 27% over 25 years

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The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a ...

Predicting the risk of heart disease using CRISPR and stem cells

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In our human genome, there are many elusive genetic variants related to medical conditions, but the impact of these variants to ...
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House ‘right to try’ law passes, sent to Senate: What it could mean for fragile patients

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The US House of Representatives passed a federal "right-to-try" bill [March 21], leaving many Americans wondering what the move could ...

Blood clot risk, other health problems, may increase with height

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Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according to ...
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Americans pay less attention to ‘organic’ and ‘GMO’ in weighing food health benefits, survey finds

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Determining what exactly is a "healthy" food has us all scratching our heads. A new survey suggests that most Americans ...
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Genetic testing comes with unforeseen risks of misdiagnoses

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After a 13-year-old boy's heart failed suddenly,...more than 20 of [the boy's] relatives underwent genetic testing for heart conditions that ...

Light buzz, or hallucinations? Gene predicts may how marijuana users react to high

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. We've long known that ...
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Should geneticists drop ‘race’ as a biological concept?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If a team of ...

Humans began farming sooner that scientists thought

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When did humans first begin farming? Scientists have long thought that our prehistoric ancestors didn't start raising crops until some 12,000 ...