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July 31, 2014
Light at Night Could Make Breast Tumors Resistant to Cancer Meds
Light, no matter how weak, can suppress the body's production of melatonin, a hormone that makes tumors able to withstand cancer treatment.
July 29, 2014
Germophobe? Fist Bumps Spread 10 Times Less Bacteria Than Handshakes
When it comes to avoiding germs on the job, perhaps President Obama is on to something with all the fist-bumping.
July 24, 2014
Do the Fed's 'Healthy' School Snacks Simply Dress Up Junk Food?
Starting this fall, new federal standards for the types of snacks and beverages allowed in school cafeterias across the country will start to roll out.
July 22, 2014
Most Female Scientists Face Sexual Harassment While Working
64 percent of female researchers say they have been sexually harassed while working on a field site and one in five say they have been victims of sexual assault.
July 18, 2014
AIDS 2014 Colleagues Were Aboard Downed Malaysian Plane
The 20th International AIDS Conference begins Sunday, July 20, in Melbourne, Australia, on a somber note.
July 17, 2014
Many U.S. Beaches Are So Polluted They Can Make You Sick
Nearly 10 percent of beaches in the U.S. have so many pathogens in their waters that they are considered unsafe by EPA standards.
July 15, 2014
Are Microchip Meds the Pills of the Future?
Researchers say medicine microchips would come pre-loaded with drugs, be implanted in our bodies and then be programmed to give us meds at any given time, interval and dose.
July 11, 2014
Pot for Sick Pets? Yes, Medical Marijuana Has Gone to the Dogs.
It’s illegal to give marijuana to animals. But some pet owners willingly break this law because they swear it helps their ailing Fido or Fluffy.
July 10, 2014
New York Set to Legalize Medical Marijuana But With Strict Limits
In an interesting caveat, patients will not be allowed to smoke the drug.
July 08, 2014
Intervention Boosts Minority Participation in HIV Studies
Researchers have devised an intervention that vastly increases African-American and Latino participation in HIV/AIDS medical studies.
Public Health Program Aims to Reduce Minority Health Care Inequities
The latest nationwide analysis on health disparities shows that 40 percent of African-American and Latino patients receive worse medical care than white patients.
July 07, 2014
5.7M Could Lack Insurance in 2016 Without Medicaid Expansion
Currently, 24 states have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
July 03, 2014
Injuries and Violence Are the Leading Killers of Most American Youth
Nearly 80 percent of deaths among Americans age 30 and younger are a direct result of injury, suicide or violence.
July 01, 2014
FDA Warns That Common Acne Treatments Can Be Dangerous
Popular brands such as Proactiv, Neutrogena, MaxClarity, Oxy and Clean & Clear, as well as any other product that contains the ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, can be dangerous.
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