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Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Breaking research concludes that the use of two existing drugs could successfully treat certain lung cancers. The study delves deep into the molecular survival kit of lung tumors. Doctor holding a model of a lung Understanding how lung tumors survive and grow leads to an innovative new treatment. Lung cancer is now the leading cause…

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Microscope using UV instead of visible light emerging as diagnostic tool

MUSE image of sebaceous glandA microscope using ultraviolet light to illuminate samples enables pathologists to assess high-resolution images of biopsies and other fresh tissue samples for disease within minutes, without requiring the time-consuming preparation of conventional slides or destroying the tissue. This approach holds promise for improving the speed and efficiency of patient care and…

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Brain aging may begin earlier than expected

Physicists have devised a new method of investigating brain function, opening a new frontier in the diagnoses of neurodegenerative and aging related diseases. This new non-invasive technique could potentially be used for any diagnosis based on cardiovascular and metabolic-related diseases of the brain. The researchers at Lancaster University (UK) and Medical University of Gdansk (Poland)…

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About Zika Virus Disease

Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a…

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What You Should Know for the 2016-2017 Influenza Season

What is the recommended vaccine composition for the U.S. 2016-2017 influenza vaccines? On March 4, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) endorsed the WHO-recommended vaccine viruses for use in all U.S. seasonal flu vaccines for the 2016-2017 flu season. It was recommended that trivalent vaccines for use in…

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Salmonella and Eggs

The inside of eggs that appear normal can contain a germ called Salmonella that can make you sick, especially if eggs are eaten raw or lightly cooked. But eggs are safe when cooked and handled properly. How can I reduce my chance of getting a Salmonella infection? Keep eggs refrigerated at 40°F (4°C) or colder…

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