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Jan 26, 2015

Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is often genetic happenstance, according to a new study.

Jan 22, 2015

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular cigarettes, NBC News reported.

Jan 7, 2015

Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Researchers may have discovered the first of a new family of antibiotics — which appears to have the ability to kill a wide range of bacteria — in the dirt of a field in Maine, NBC News reported.

Jan 2, 2015

Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations...

Dec 31, 2014

How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

Binge drinkers beware: that big hangover headed your way reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will weather.

Dec 22, 2014

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. states and territories, the CDC said Friday, NBC News reported.

Dec 11, 2014

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower IQs at age 7, researchers said Wednesday.

Dec 8, 2014

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might temporarily raise people's blood pressure, a Korean research team announced Monday.

Dec 8, 2014

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell biology.

Nov 24, 2014

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices called morcellators, which can possibly spread cancer in a woman's body.

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