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One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancer

One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancer

About one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report. The report finds...
How GMOs are, or are not, regulated

How GMOs are, or are not, regulated

Pink pineapples, non-browning produce and other genetically modified organisms are becoming part of our food system. Though most scientists say they're safe, GMOs still face...
More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the...
Marijuana use may lead to poorer school performance

Marijuana use may lead to poorer school performance

When high school students started smoking marijuana regularly they were less likely to get good grades and want to pursue university, according to a...
Gap growing between longest and shortest lifespans in the US

Gap growing between longest and shortest lifespans in the US

Babies born today in 13 US counties have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did when they were born decades ago, according to a...
50% of baby rice food products contain illegal levels of arsenic, new study finds

50% of baby rice food products contain illegal levels of arsenic, new study finds

In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers at the...
Zika virus could cost United States billions of dollars

Zika virus could cost United States billions of dollars

As United States policymakers debate how to devote money and resources to the Zika virus outbreak, understanding the potential economic impact of the virus...
One in three American adults may have had a warning stroke, survey shows

One in three American adults may have had a warning stroke, survey shows

About one in three American adults experienced a symptom consistent with a warning or “mini” stroke, but almost none – 3 percent – took...
One third of seafood sold in six DC eateries mislabeled

One third of seafood sold in six DC eateries mislabeled

Scientists at the George Washington University used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent...
Most new to Medicaid have no other option if Affordable Care Act repealed

Most new to Medicaid have no other option if Affordable Care Act repealed

Almost everyone covered through Ohio's Medicaid expansion would have no other viable insurance option should the Affordable Care Act be repealed, a new study...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...