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  • Gene therapy may boost power of cochlear implants, study says

    Gene therapy may boost power of cochlear implants, study says

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    Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.The approach reported Wednesday isn't ready for human testing, but it's…

  • FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors

    FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors

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    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular…

  • MIT scientists 'edit' DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

    MIT scientists 'edit' DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

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    Scientists have used a genome-editing technique to cure mice of an inherited liver disease, raising the prospect that similar clinical trials on humans could begin within a few years.Britain's Independent reports that the scientists at MIT used a technology called Crispr, which allows them…

  • TV smoking influences adult tobacco use, study says

    TV smoking influences adult tobacco use, study says

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    Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study.Researchers reviewed patterns in TV smoking over more than 50 years and found that…

  • Scientists grow human body parts in lab

    Scientists grow human body parts in lab

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    In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working on the futuristic…

  • Study finds link between BPA and prostate cancer

    Study finds link between BPA and prostate cancer

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    The highly controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked with yet another adverse health condition: prostate cancer.In a small study published in PLOS ONE, scientists observed the presence of high levels of BPA in men with prostate cancer; they also found that BPA…

  • 50 years of tobacco control extended lives of 8 million Americans, study claims

    50 years of tobacco control extended lives of 8 million Americans, study claims

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    Now, 50 years later, the report’s positive effects are still being felt in the United States.A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has concluded that the surgeon general’s report, along with various other tobacco control efforts, have significantly…

  • Nearly one in five adults across the UK are eating less fruit and veg as prices soar

    Nearly one in five adults across the UK are eating less fruit and veg as prices soar

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    Nearly one in five adults have cut back on eating fruit and vegetables in the past year because of rising prices, new research revealed last night.Ministers were last night urged to do more to educate households about nutrition as it emerged that 16 per cent…

  • FDA approves Abbott device for leaking heart valve

    FDA approves Abbott device for leaking heart valve

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Abbott Laboratories' MitraClip medical device, used to stop heart valve leakage in patients deemed unable to endure valve repair through open heart surgery, the company said on Friday.The MitraClip treats mitral regurgitation, a condition in which…

  • 21 Reasons Why You're Losing Your Hair

    21 Reasons Why You're Losing Your Hair

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    It's true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness (more on that later). But thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women, and no less demoralizing. Reasons can range from the simple and…

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