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    Study Funded by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
    Why do some children develop a peanut allergy and others don’t? Researchers trying to answer this crucial question in order to learn how to prevent this life-threatening food allergy believe that being exposed to peanuts through skin early in life could be a determining factor. Researchers at the Guy’s and...
     
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    Carnegie Mellon study reveals inflammation as the culprit
    Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health. A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University's Sheldon...
     
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    Higher deficiency rates in some groups deserve attention
    Overall, the US population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron, according to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
     
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    With Easter upon us, Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the importance of proper handling and preparation of eggs to prevent foodborne illness. Although Salmonella is not very common in Canadian eggs, some people are more susceptible to it, particularly young children, the elderly, pregnant women and...
     
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    Prevent Childhood Injuries on the Field With Simple Sports Safety Precautions
    April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to...
     
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    Business owner and humanitarian James Mangini, 32, will embark on the 1000 Mile Marathon on May 7, 2012 to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease research. His journey will start in Charleston, SC and he plans to complete his 1,000 miles in New York City on June 7. “This journey is not...
     
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    Most Active and Extensive Online Forum Dedicated to Family Caregivers
    AgingCare.com is an interactive website that connects people caring for their elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources. As part of the website, AgingCare.com features a caregiver forum, which has become the most active online caregiver community. Caregivers can find...
     
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    Bisphenol A linked to obesity, reproductive & endocrine illness, cancer
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an announcement today responding to a petition from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to prohibit BPA use as a food additive. FDA has stated it will not ban BPA as a food additive. Media reports relay that FDA stated it did not have enough scientific evidence to warrant a...
     
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    First-of-its-kind Clinical Study Launched at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physician-scientists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are studying a promising new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening. The four-year study is recruiting patients to...
     
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    Early Identification and Treatment is Crucial for Kids to Get the Best Start in Life
    This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study on the prevalence of autism among 8 year olds in 2008. It is now one in 88 children, and one in 54 for boys, which would suggest that more children are being identified and should receive the services and supports they need for best...