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Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak
Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New insight into the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been gained by scientists who analyzed the genetic blueprint -- or genome -- of hundreds of specimens...
Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds
Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Disturbing images of skin cancer are more likely to make young women reconsider indoor tanning than the text-only warnings currently required by...
Germs in Foodborne Illness Gaining Resistance to Antibiotics, CDC Says
Germs in Foodborne Illness Gaining Resistance to Antibiotics, CDC Says TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs remains a public health threat despite attempts to combat the problem, according to new U.S. gove...
Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds
Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in four children in the United States is exposed to weapon-related violence -- as a victim or witness -- which ups their risk for mental...
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer is genetically different in older and younger patients, and young adults may require different treatments, a new study suggests. While the...
Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer
Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early trials of a new form of gene therapy may give hope to patients battling glioblastoma, the most deadly form of brain cancer. Called AdV-Tk thera...
Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients
Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first genetic "marker" -- or signal -- to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers. Th...
Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds
Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gene tests that claim to predict your risk for certain diseases are often inaccurate, a large, new study finds. Errors in testing or interpretation are serious, possib...
Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis
Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV should start taking medications to battle the virus that causes AIDS as soon as they're diagnosed, a new international study...
Go Take a Hike -- Safely
Go Take a Hike -- Safely SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Before setting out on a hike, make sure you're prepared for the unexpected. The American Hiking Society outlines 10 things needed on every hike, starting with appropriate footwear. Tr...