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    Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- About one-fifth of Hispanic women have a genetic variation that offers significant protection against breast cancer risk, according to a new study. The genetic variant originates from native Americans and reduces breast cancer risk by 40 percent to 80 percent, particularly the Read Article »
    Oct
    21
    Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
    (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study. Researchers tested the lung function of 620 children in Spain when they were 4 years old. Their mothers' exposure to the tra Read Article »
    Oct
    21
    Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns. That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are similar to that of the air in large, polluted cities, the Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer Study Reports
    (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows. The study found that adding a year of Herceptin (trastuzumab) to standard chemotherapy Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in US Prisons Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Using an expensive drug to treat prison inmates with hepatitis C is more cost-effective than another treatment option, according to a new study. More than 500,000 prison inmates in the United States have hepatitis C, which causes liver damage. It's spread by contact with infec Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonellas Spread in Animals
    (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics might actually help Salmonella -- bacteria that cause food poisoning -- spread among infected animals, according to new research. Although this phenomenon isn't yet known to have occurred among people, the study's authors cautioned their findings should serve as a Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Health Highlights Oct 20 2014
    Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ban Most Edible Marijuana Products: Colorado Health Officials Edible forms of marijuana such as brownies, cookies, and candies should be banned, Color Read Article »
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