March 18, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Global study of pancreatic cancer offers possible insights into treatment and early detection

Alex Trebek shown in 2006. Reed Saxon/AP Photo When “Jeopardy!” episode 7059 aired on April 30, 2015, the category was “The Human Body,” the price was $2,000, and the clue was “This gland’s main duct, the duct of Wirsung, collects its juices & empties into the duodenum.” The question was

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March 15, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Marijuana is a lot more than just THC – a pharmacologist looks at the untapped healing compounds

Assorted cannabis bud strains. Roxana Gonzalez/Shutterstock.com Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse. In the meantime, medical marijuana dispensaries have an increasing array of products available for pain, anxiety, sex

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March 14, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Doctors need to talk through treatment options better for black men with prostate cancer

Providing tools to help African-American men with prostate cancer make decisions about care can make a big difference. michaeljung/Shutterstock.com African-American men have the highest risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer as well as dying from it compared to any other ethnic group in the U.S. This trend has remained

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March 12, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Can a genetic test predict if you will develop Type 2 diabetes?

A woman uses a lancet on her finger to check her blood sugar level with a glucose meter. Behopeful/Shutterstock.com When I got home after work I was surprised to find my husband and three children sitting by the television and watching the news. They had just learned that the direct

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March 08, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Could a booster shot of truth help scientists fight the anti-vaccine crisis?

Dr. Roberto Ieraci prepares to vaccinate a child in Rome on Feb. 23, 2018. Alessandro Tarantino/AP Photo The recent outbreak of measles cases in Clark County, Washington – which has been linked to a plummeting vaccination rate in this hotbed of anti-vaccination activism – makes clear that conspiracy theories, fear,

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March 08, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Veterans are concerned about climate change, and that matters

Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, the Navy’s largest base, is endangered by sea level rise. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott News that the Trump administration plans to create a panel devoted to challenging government warnings about climate change has been met with opposition from members of the

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