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Study finds behavior matters far more to lifetime exposure to cancer-causing radiation than previously believed

A new multi-disciplinary study including researchers at the University of Calgary shows that people who act quickly to test for and mitigate radon gas in their homes are at a

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Is a do-not-resuscitate tattoo a valid advance directive?

With the growing popularity of tattoos, you may wonder if a tattoo is the best way to express health care wishes. Tattooing “DNR” or “DNI” on your chest may seem

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Food industry shows ‘stalled progress’ to reduce salt intakes, new analysis finds

A study led by researchers from the University of Oxford found that, overall, the average salt content of food products sold at supermarkets showed no change between 2015 and 2020.

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Colonoscopy is the most comprehensive screening for colorectal cancer, despite flawed interpretations of a new study

A recently published study in a high-profile medical journal appeared to call into question the efficacy of colonoscopy, a proven and widely utilized strategy for the screening and prevention of

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Got junk food on the brain? These cells may be to blame

A region of the brain called the amygdala is responsible for powerful emotions like fear. Now, researchers have found the amygdala may also be to blame for overeating. Cold Spring

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Discovery gives insight into brain function, breakdowns

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have identified a long-sought gene-encoded protein that enables the brain to communicate a broad range of signals across gaps between neurons, known as

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Stem cell study reveals how neurons from PTSD patients react to stress

Stem cell-derived neurons from combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) react differently to a stress hormone than those from veterans without PTSD, a finding that could provide insights into

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