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Tiny particles may pose big DNA risk

Some nanoparticles commonly added to consumer products can significantly damage DNA. Thousands of consumer products — including cosmetics, sunscreens, and clothing — contain nanoparticles added...

First comprehensive atlas of human gene activity released

A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues...

New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have estimated that around 1 million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually...

MRSA spreads to the barnyard

From farm animals to family pets, the deadly bacteria may lurk where you least expect it March 20, 2014—If you think the drug-resistant infectious bacteria...

Fried foods may interact with genes to influence body weight

Chances of obesity twice as likely for individuals at highest genetic risk The results show that eating fried food more than four times a week...

New school meal standards significantly increase fruit, vegetable consumption

Efforts to weaken new standards not warranted, say researchers Boston, MA -- New federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals...
Go Easy on the Avocado Toast: ‘Good Fat’ Can Still Be Bad for You, Research Shows

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease among young...

Among a large group of Midwestern firefighters, greater adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet was associated with lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to...

Skip the juice, go for whole fruit

Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new...

Coffee drinking tied to lower risk of suicide

Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent, according to a...

Unexpected discovery of the ways cells move could boost understanding of...

A new discovery about how cells move inside the body may provide scientists with crucial information about disease mechanisms such as the spread of cancer...

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