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Jul 31 2014
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Jul 31 2014
A revolutionary blood test that could detect any type of cancer has been developed by British scientists. It is hoped the breakthrough will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms - saving time and preventing costly and unnecessary invasive procedures and biopsies. Early results have shown the simple test can diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from...
Jul 29 2014
The first of its kind in more than a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that will streamline the process for reviewing and approving ingredients in sunscreen products. The Sunscreen Innovation Act (H.R. 4250) was created in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and is the first major update to the review process since the 1990s. The act won’t change the...
Jul 28 2014
The manufacturers of sugary cereals marketed to children sure know how American parents think. Although many of their products have as much sugar as a candy bar, somewhere along the line these companies figured out that labels that scream “fortified with vitamins” make Mom and Dad feel better about pouring a bowl of sweetened grain for Junior. Being jam-packed with nutrients must compensate for...
Jul 18 2014
Just when you thought that phthalates, chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible, were off your radar, think again. Back in 2008, after these chemicals were shown to disrupt the endocrine system, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission restricted six phthalates in children’s toys and childcare products.  Canadian authorities issued similar regulations the following year. But...

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