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You're Getting Ripped Off (and Cancer Too!)
According to a new study, many daily moisturizing creams that claim to offer UV protection actually lack the ingredients necessary to provide sufficient protection against UV rays.
Inaccurate Readings
Australian researchers have found that blood glucose meters used by pregnant women with diabetes can give inaccurate readings.
What Do Antioxidants Have to Do with Fertility?
Antioxidants, substances or nutrients that can prevent or slow oxidative damage in your body, have been shown to increase fertility in men.
High Blood Sugar and Bloody Brains
Researchers have identified a protein that contributes to increased brain hemorrhaging following stroke in patients with diabetes and high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia).
MDA Puts Muscle Behind Research
Acceleron Pharma, Inc. has announced receipt of a $1.5 million grant awarded from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to support clinical studies of the therapy ACE-031.
Researchers Take a Closer Look at Myopia
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have helped uncover a gene associated with nearsightedness (myopia) in Caucasians from different regions.
Actually Using What We Know
A recent study found that the health care system is failing to apply the most current research-based evidence to make decisions about patient care. Now, a new study has identified a way to increase use of evidence-based care in ICUs.
Muscular Dystrophy Mystery Solved?
An international team of researchers headed by an investigator from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy.
New Therapy May Halt Prostate Cancer
A new RNA therapy has been shown to prevent prostate-cancer stem cells from replicating, thanks to new research from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Tomatoes Just Got Tastier
Tomatoes contain a nutrient that may prevent onset of vascular diseases, according to new research from Kyoto University.