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Oct 31 2016
They're likely safe to eat, but they sure haven't lived up to their high-yield, low-pesticide promise.  TOM PHILPOTTOCT. 30, 2016 8:31 PM             Eighty percent of US corn, by far our biggest crop, is genetically modified. What has that gained us? James Brey/iStock Genetically modified seeds emerged in the mid-1990s and have...
Oct 28 2016
Middle-aged men are being hit hard. Here's what you need to know by Peter Jaret, AARP The Magazine, Oct/Nov 2016 Researchers are now convinced that HPV causes most oropharyngeal cancers; the latest findings show that 3 out of 4 cases of the disease are HPV-positive. — Evan Kafka Even before the biopsy results, Scott Davis sensed something was wrong. On a camping trip...
Sep 28 2016
By Laurie McGinley September 28 at 10:00 AM  Former president Jimmy Carter, who disclosed in 2015 that he had advanced melanoma, was treated with surgery, radiation and an immunotherapy drug. In December, he said his cancer had disappeared. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press) The idea of using the body's immune system to fight cancer has been around for a century, but only in the...
Sep 19 2016
By DAVID SINGERMAN SEPT. 16, 2016 Photo   CreditMatt Chase  Charlottesville, Va. — On Monday, an article in JAMA Internal Medicine reported that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid Harvard scientists to publish a study blaming fat and cholesterol for coronary heart disease while largely exculpating sugar. This study, published in the prestigious New England Journal...

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