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NBCNews.com
Liquid Biopsy Passes Test for Early Cancer
MedPage Today
A blood test that distinguishes tumor DNA from altered non-tumor DNA detected cancer-related mutations in more than half of patients with early-stage malignancies, an international research team reported. Using a technique called targeted error ...

National Review
Iceland Eliminates People with Down Syndrome
National Review
CBS News reported earlier this week that Iceland is leading the world in “eradicating Down syndrome births.” One might be forgiven for assuming that Iceland has developed an innovative treatment for the chromosomal disorder. It turns out Iceland's ...

New York Post
Americans can't trim their pubic hair without hurting themselves
New York Post
One in four people who trim their pubic hair have injured themselves, according to new research. Cuts were the most common reported injuries followed by burns and rashes, revealed the findings published in the journal Dermatology. And 1.4 percent of ...

CBS News
Fatal drug overdose deaths on the rise among US teens
CBS News
The rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds. The number of drug overdose deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds rose 15 percent for males from 2014 to 2015 and ...

KSL.com
'Fat but fit' still has higher risk of heart disease, study confirms
KSL.com
NEW YORK (CNN) — The idea that you can be overweight or obese yet healthy — if factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels are normal — is a myth, according to a new study, and messaging around this should be changed.

New York Post
Tiny robots could soon heal stomach ulcers
New York Post
Tiny robots could soon be ferrying medicine around the human body, after scientists successfully used the minuscule gadgets to cure sick mice, according to a new report. Researchers at the University of California San Diego used the hair-width bots ...

Patch.com
First Signs Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Solano County
Patch.com
BREAKING: Samples from mosquitoes in Suisun Marsh and a bird found in Vallejo tested positive for WNV, county health officials say. 0. By Maggie Avants (Patch Staff) - Updated August 16, 2017 6:59 pm ET. First Signs Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In ...

USA TODAY
Bubonic plague in Arizona: Fleas found carrying the infectious disease
USA TODAY
Fleas tested positive for the the bubonic plague in two counties in Arizona, with public health officials warning the infectious disease that claimed millions in the Middle Ages may exist in other nearby locations, too. The plague's presence in Arizona ...

NPR
Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection
NPR
If you're in desperate need for some good news, look no further. Scientists in the U.S. and India have found an inexpensive treatment that could possibly save hundreds of thousands of newborns each year. And it turns out, the secret weapon was sitting ...

The Cannabist
Will Canada's marijuana legalization alleviate the country's opioid crisis?
The Cannabist
It's hard to go a day in Canada without hearing about at least one of two types of drugs – but for vastly different reasons. One class of drug — opioids — kills four people a day in British Columbia. The other — cannabis — will be legal for adult ...

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