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Biomarkers warn of a “silent killer”

Biomarkers warn of a “silent killer”

High or low levels of certain proteins can signal the likelihood of ovarian cancer.

Epithelial ovarian cancer ranks as the most lethal of gynecological malignancies. It is only 10 percent as common as breast cancer, but its mortality rate is three times as high. The reason is...

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With the Canary Database, animals become sentinels for environmental hazards

With the Canary Database, animals become sentinels for environmental hazards

Before the effects of mercury poisoning showed up in the children of Minamata, Japan, in the 1950s, cats were getting sick with a neurological ailment dubbed “dancing cat disease.” In Africa, human...

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Alcohol lowers cancer risk

The incidence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is rising throughout the world—in industrialized nations it ranks as the...

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Music and sedatives

For decades, doctors and nurses in the operating room have turned to music to soothe the nerves of anxious patients....

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