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Biochemists Solve a Birth-Defect Mystery

September 28, 2012 by Dr Dali Edwards

The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists.   Now Professor Emily Bates and her biochemistry students at Brigham Young University have...

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Offspring of childhood cancer survivors …

December 16, 2011 by Dagny Stuart

A large, retrospective study of the children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation therapy and/or some forms of chemotherapy found that the offspring do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared...

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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) Provide the …

May 9, 2012 by European Society of Human Reproduction

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be used routinely to provide emergency contraception, according to the authors of the first systematic review of all available data from the past 35 years.   They found that IUDs had a failure rate...

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Drug Pushing in the New Europe

September 23, 2011 by University of Cambridge

A new study reveals how drug reimbursement policy in Poland is leaving gaping loopholes for pharmaceutical firms to exploit, raising questions about other, post-communist, EU member states   This may be part of a broader syndrome of the...

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More gene links to breast cancer risk

October 19, 2012 by Vanderbilt University

The well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations linked to breast cancer are rare and have a strong effect on cancer risk   But since these mutations only contribute to a small percentage of breast cancers, much of the genetic...

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Halloween Safety Tips

October 6, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Keep the “Boo,” while Avoiding the “Boo-Boos” at Halloween   The Halloween season is filled with scary thrills and fun, but also potential danger. Pumpkin carving, costumes, unfamiliar homes, and young children traveling in darkness all provide possible...

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