Researchers track lead, a silent killer in rural Bangladesh

Researchers track lead, a silent killer in rural Bangladesh

It’s been decades since the United States phased out the use of lead in gasoline, paint, pipes and other products because of the metal’s insidious health effects. Although lead from previous years’ exhaust still persists in soil and dust, Americans...

Noninvasive test for trisomy 21 closer at hand

St. Louis, MO, February 10, 2011 — In 1980 in the United States, approximately 4.5% of all pregnant women were of advanced maternal age. By 2007 that figure had increased to 14%. Women over 35 are at increased risk of giving birth to babies with trisomy 21. In a...

The not-so-sweet truth about sugar — a risk choice?

More and more people have become aware of the dangers of excessive fructose in diet. A new review on fructose in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) indicates just how dangerous this simple sugar may be. Richard J. Johnson, MD...

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