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Feb 17 2015
At 48, Jenny Singleton got breast cancer. At 66, her mother did, too. "When my breast cancer was diagnosed, I immediately thought we must have a gene for it," Jenny Singleton said. "So I was tested and I didn't have the BRCA gene. And so that's often left me wondering, well, then why is it that my mom and I both got breast cancer?" Cancer susceptibility genes are estimated to account for only 5...
Feb 12 2015
Kidney disease and fatal infections now linked to the nasty habit Smoking may contribute to the deaths of an additional 60,00-120,000 Americans per year says a new study published by The New England Journal of Medicine. From the years 2000 to 2011 researchers followed nearly a million people, including 89,000 current smokers, and concluded that smoking increased the risk of deaths from diseases...
Feb 12 2015
BM plans to sequence the microbiomes of food ingredients to prevent outbreaks earlier Our food system is by no means bulletproof when it comes to pathogens. In just the past year, the United States saw major outbreaks of listeria in caramel apples and salmonella in nut butters, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million Americans suffer from some kind of...
Feb 11 2015
A significant number of Americans believe they have no power in preventing cancer, even though factors that remain out of their control — like genetics and family history — account for less than 20 percent of all cancers. A recent Cancer Risk Awareness Survey confirms this pervasive information gap. According to the survey, released by the American Institute for Cancer Research earlier this...
Feb 10 2015
Concerned about cancer prevention? Take charge by making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular screenings. You've probably heard conflicting reports about cancer prevention. Sometimes the specific cancer-prevention tip recommended in one study or news report is advised against in another. In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still evolving. However, it's...

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