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Childhood growth hormone treatment tied to stroke risk

Children who receive growth hormone to treat short stature or hormone deficiency may be at an increased risk of strokes caused by burst blood vessels as young adults, suggests a new European ...

Fri 15 Aug 14 from FOXNews

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FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patient DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.

Mon 11 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Shocking video reveals what the sun really does to your skin

A video posted on YouTube sheds new light on the effects of not wearing sunscreen, Inquisitr.com reported

Fri 15 Aug 14 from FOXNews

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Synthetic molecule uses salt to trigger self-destruction of cancer cells

A team of international researchers has developed a molecule capable of triggering cancer cell death by carrying chloride into cancer cell membranes. The molecule flushes the cells with salt ...

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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Death rates in top four cancer killers fall by a third over 20 years

Death rates for breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancer combined have fallen by almost a third (30 per cent) in the last 20 years according to the latest Cancer Research UK figures released ...

Mon 18 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Natural (born) killer cells battle pediatric leukemia

Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural killer ...

Tue 19 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Aspirin cancer prevention benefits 'outweigh risks'

WEIGHING UP RISK: Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, according to a large review of ...

Tue 5 Aug 14 from ABC Science

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Previous pulmonary disease linked to increased lung cancer risk in large study

Links between a number of common respiratory diseases and an increased risk of developing lung cancer have been found in a large pooled analysis of seven studies involving more than 25,000 individuals.

Thu 14 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Protein found to block benefits of vitamin A cancer therapy

Retinoic acid is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat and help prevent the recurrence of a variety of cancers, but for some patients the drug is not effective. The reason for this resistance ...

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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New mouse model points to therapy for liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common affliction, affecting almost 30 percent of Americans, with a significant number suffering from its most severe form, called non-alcoholic ...

Mon 18 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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