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Scientists Develop New Classifications for Breast Cancer

August 28, 2014 | Comments

Breast cancer researchers in Britain have come up with a new classification system for the disease which could help improve treatment. Also, a drug to fight multiple sclerosis is doing well in clinical trials.       

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Japan’s Scandal-Hit Stem-Cell Center to Be Downsized

August 27, 2014 9:08 am | Comments

One of Japan’s leading research institutions, the prestigious Riken Institute, will scale down the center at the heart of a stem-cell research scandal earlier this year.              

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A Safer Pill Dispenser

August 27, 2014 9:02 am | Comments

A Mississippi man has invented a device that prevents pills from spilling out of bottles, where kids may find and eat them from the floor.                   

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Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

August 27, 2014 8:53 am | Comments

Undercover Colors, a nail polish with the ability to detect certain date rape drugs, is aiming to help fight the widespread problem of sexual assaults in college communities.             

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Study: Aspirin Could Help with Blood Clots

August 26, 2014 9:15 am | Comments

Daily doses of aspirin could help reduce the risk of recurring blood clots, researchers say. Also, a study from Stanford University found that about one in seven people have what it calls "sleep drunkenness."       

Heart Disease & Stroke On The Decline

August 19, 2014 9:42 am | by CBS News | Comments

New research shows that major strides are being made in the battle against heart disease and stroke. A recent study shows that patients are going to greater lengths to prevent the onset of these deadly health issues.               

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Soap Better Than Hand Sanitizer for Kids

August 15, 2014 8:51 am | Comments

A study was done to see if soap or hand sanitizer helps with absenteeism in schools.                            

Rare Virus Sickens Several Kansas City Babies

August 15, 2014 8:45 am | Comments

Doctors say a new and rare virus has sent more than a dozen babies to Kansas City hospitals.                           

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Vitamin D Could Affect Female Fertility

August 15, 2014 8:38 am | Comments

In vitro fertilization could be affected by the Vitamin D level of the mother. Also, the newly developed Chikungunya vaccine is doing well in trials.                 

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Researchers Test "Bionic Pancreas" at Camp for Diabetic Kids

August 14, 2014 8:51 am | Comments

For the past few weeks, young diabetic children have attended a summer camp in Massachusetts and researchers are testing a device called the "bionic pancreas" on some of them. The device checks blood sugar every five minutes and transmits the information to a smartphone app, which figures out if the user needs insulin to lower blood sugar levels, or glucagon to raise it.

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Demand for Experimental Ebola Drug Soars

August 13, 2014 9:03 am | Comments

The World Health Organization has approved the use of ZMapp, but supplies are extremely limited.                          

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Evidence May Connect Antibacterial Soaps to Fetal Development

August 13, 2014 8:54 am | Comments

Researchers are concerned about growing evidence that hormone-disrupting chemicals commonly found in antibacterial soaps can lead to developmental and reproductive problems in animals and potentially people.       

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New Study on Osteoporosis Drugs, Breast Cancer

August 12, 2014 8:49 am | Comments

The most-widely used osteoporosis drugs may not protect women from breast cancer after all. Also, a new look at the science of sleep medication shows there may be little evidence the drugs provide much benefits.       

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Is Aloe Vera Water Trend Beneficial to Your Health?

August 11, 2014 9:10 am | Comments

Some say there are things you should know about one of the hottest trends among some celebrities.                          

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Low Vitamin D Level Could Double Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

August 8, 2014 9:03 am | Comments

Older adults with too little vitamin D in their blood may have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as seniors with sufficient levels of the "sunshine vitamin," a new study finds.          

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Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates Stagnate Since 1970's

August 8, 2014 8:55 am | Comments

Long-term survival rates of pancreatic cancer have barely improved in forty years.                            

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