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Children exposed to the common pollutant naphthalene show signs of chromosomal damage ( mothballs )

01 Jun 2012

Naphthalene is best known as the key ingredient in mothballs

According to a new study, children exposed to high levels of the common air pollutant naphthalene are at increased risk for chromosomal aberrations (CAs), which have been previously associated with cancer. 674 more words

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Human GI cells retrained to produce insulin

It may take guts to cure diabetes

New York, NY (June 30, 2014) — By switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia University’s Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells, demonstrating in principle that a drug could retrain cells inside a person’s GI tract to produce insulin. 970 more words

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Diet soft drink users may be 43% more likely to be at risk of stroke, myocardial infarction (or heart attack), and vascular death

10 Feb 2012

Are diet soft drinks bad for you?

New study finds potential link between daily consumption of diet soft drinks and risk of vascular events… 487 more words

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Newborns exposed to dirt, dander and germs may have lower allergy and asthma risk



Infants exposed to rodent and pet dander, roach allergens and a wide variety of household bacteria in the first year of life appear less likely to suffer from allergies, wheezing and asthma, according to results of a study conducted by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and other institutions.

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