Contaminated baby powders may be linked to rare form of cancer, study suggests
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(Morgan Brinlee/ Romper) — A new study published in The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests contaminated baby powders may be linked to a rare cancer. In a case study of 33 patients, researchers found strong evidence that exposure to asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, such as that’s often used in baby  …

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Is that statin doing you any good?
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(Robert Preidt/ WebMD) — Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say.

Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research shows. Yet these heart-healthy folks represent a sizable number of statin users.  …

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Many women aren’t told they have dense breasts. Here’s why it matters
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(Meghan Collie/ Global News) — Until a few weeks ago, Brenda, 52, only had two mammograms — once when she turned 40 and again when she turned 50. Both came back clear.

At a third mammogram in September, things seemed normal until she received a phone call two days later.

“I got a call back … requesting I have another mammogram and ultrasound  …

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Scientists design new oral capsule that may end the era of painful insulin jabs
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(The Economic Times) — Scientists have designed an oral capsule which can deliver insulin and other drugs – that usually have to be injected – to the lining of the small intestine and release them for uptake into the bloodstream.

Many drugs, especially those made of proteins, cannot be taken orally because they are broken  …

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Diet intervention may drastically improve depressive symptoms
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(Mental Daily) — In past research studies, diet intervention is recognized for its beneficiary effects on cognitive health. In a new study, however, conducted by researchers from Macquarie University in Australia, they found that consuming a healthy diet may improve depressive symptoms among young adults. The findings were published  …

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Red meat study caused a stir – here’s what wasn’t discussed
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(Richard Hoffman/ The Conversation) — Accurate, consistent dietary advice seems increasingly hard to find. For instance, a widely reported study recently claimed that people don’t need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat for health reasons. The report sharply divided scientific opinion, with some experts praising  …

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When breast cancer affects men
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(All4Women) — Although perceived as a female disease, breast cancer affects men too, like Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s father. Dr Justus Apffelstaedt tells us more…

“For every 100 women that we see with breast cancer, we see one man,“ says Dr Justus Apffelstaedt, a Cape Town-based specialist surgeon with an interest in breast, thyroid  …

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16 foods that pack more sodium than you might think
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(Sara Shulman/ Prevention) — Deli meats, French fries, and canned soups are common sodium culprits that you probably already know to avoid, but sometimes food manufacturers add sodium to many restaurant dishes and other food products to boost their flavor.

That’s why it’s especially important to check the nutrition   …

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Paralyzed man walks in brain-controlled exoskeleton
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(David Grossman/ Popular Mechanics) — Using only his brain signals, a paralyzed French man was able to operate, maneuver, and walk in a whole-body robotic exoskeleton. While the four-limb system isn’t ready for clinical applications yet, and will require improvements before that point, researchers call the early results   …

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Scientist who discredited meat guidelines didn’t report past food industry ties
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(The BusinessTimes) — A surprising new study challenged decades of nutrition advice and gave consumers the green light to eat more red and processed meat.

But what the study didn’t say is that its lead author has past research ties to the meat and food industry.

The new report, published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine,  …

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