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Genetic cause discovered for rare bleeding disorder

For some Canadians, any cut such as from dental work or surgery can cause days or more of bleeding. Although they are not hemophiliacs, for some an ordinary bruise can balloon into the size of an orange. For others, knees, ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Genetics
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Cancer society casts more doubt on prostate tests

(AP) -- Months after experts discounted the importance of routine mammograms and Pap smears for many women, the American Cancer Society is warning more explicitly than ever that regular testing for prostate cancer is of ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Cancer
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Testing curbs some genetic diseases

(AP) -- Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Genetics
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One in five U.S. teenagers has high cholesterol

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, has found that over 20% of teenagers in the U.S. have elevated cholesterol ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Health report
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