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Genetic variant helps protect Latinas from breast cancer
Women of Latin American descent, particularly those with indigenous ancestry, may carry a genetic variant that protects them from breast cancer. Previous epidemiological studies have shown that Latinas seem to be les...

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Texas to create 2 units to treat Ebola patients
Texas will create containment facilities in North Texas and Galveston to treat any future Ebola patients. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that facilities in Galveston and the Dallas suburb of Richardson will take in any ...

Paralyzed man walks after nose cells placed in spine
Chicago Tribune
A man paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack is walking again after undergoing surgery using cells responsible for the sense of smell, marking an advance in the search for treatments for spinal injuries. Da...

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(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer prevention should begin during childhood and adolescence, targeting lifestyle factors.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 6:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Screening lowered colorectal cancer incidence and colon cancer mortality.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 5:30 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Ingestible needle pills, how EMRs let infectious disease slip through the cracks, and more.
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