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First melanoma blood test to spot skin cancer early

First melanoma blood test to spot skin cancer early

The blood test works by picking up on antibodies in the body that are responding to melanoma. Founder of Melanoma WA, Clinton Heal, is a melanoma survivor. 'While clinicians do a fantastic job with the tools available, relying on biopsies alone can be problematic. "The biopsies are quite invasive. They are also costly, with previous research showing that the Australian health system spends AU$201 million on melanoma each year with an additional AU$73 million on negative biopsies". Consulte Mais Informação

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Salmonella outbreak hits South Dakota

Salmonella outbreak hits South Dakota

Consumers are reminded to cook all raw meat and poultry products to the recommended temperature and thoroughly wash your hands after handling any of these products. The CDC says people should be careful that any turkey products they eat are properly cooked. The same year, a Salmonella Hadar outbreak linked to turkey burgers resulted in at least 12 infections in 10 states. Consulte Mais Informação

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Ethical OK Given to Genetically Modified Babies in UK

Ethical OK Given to Genetically Modified Babies in UK

The UK now bans the practice, but the report urges more research into the safety, effectiveness and societal impact of the practice. "There must be action now to support public debate and to put in place appropriate governance". One of the co-authors, Jackie Leach Scully, professor of social ethics and bioethics at Newcastle University, said that heritable genome editing may one day become an option for parents "to try and secure what they think is the best start in life" for their ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Flesh-eating bacteria in raw oysters kill Florida man, health officials say

Flesh-eating bacteria in raw oysters kill Florida man, health officials say

The department did not disclose the name of the establishment where the man got the oysters from. "We have an individual that consumed some raw oysters and to the best of our knowledge had no exposure to salt water, became severely ill, and passed away", said Michael Drennon, Disease Intervention Services Program Manager at the Sarasota County Health Dept. Consulte Mais Informação

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Scientists: Oranges reduce the risk of diseases of the retina

Scientists: Oranges reduce the risk of diseases of the retina

A study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration - which affects around 2.4% of the adult population in the United Kingdom - than people who do not eat the citrus fruit. "Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants found in nearly all fruits and vegetables, and they have important anti-inflammatory benefits for the immune system". Consulte Mais Informação

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FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found

FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found

Because valsartan is used in medicines to treat serious medical conditions, patients taking the recalled valsartan-containing medicines should continue taking their medicine until they have a replacement product. The supplier has stopped distributing its product, known as the valsartan active pharmaceutical ingredient, and the FDA is working with the affected companies to lessen or remove it from future products. Consulte Mais Informação

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