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Fluorescent feces test may detect colorectal cancer

Fluorescent feces test may detect colorectal cancer

HAMILTON, Ontario, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Scientists at Canada's McMaster University said their plan for an affordable and non-invasive test for colorectal cancer involves making a patient's poop glow.
Ben Hooper
Obesity rates in several states reach new historic highs

Obesity rates in several states reach new historic highs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A new report on obesity rates shows several U.S. states have reached all time highs, and two states, West Virginia and Mississippi, broke the 35 percent mark.
Brooks Hays
Feds may ban tiny magnets that killed child

Feds may ban tiny magnets that killed child

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Consumer Products Safety Commission may ban tiny magnets that killed child.
Heather Records
Some Brazilian chocolates found to contain traces of lead, cadmium

Some Brazilian chocolates found to contain traces of lead, cadmium

CAMPINAS, Brazil, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Researchers recently tested 30 milk, dark and white chocolate products in Brazil and found traces of lead and cadmium in several samples.
Brooks Hays
Increase in double mastectomies doesn't improve breast cancer survival

Increase in double mastectomies doesn't improve breast cancer survival

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A new study shows breast cancer survival rates are not decreasing despite the sharp increase in women choosing double mastectomies upon diagnosis.
Aileen Graef
Human brain can be trained to prefer healthy foods

Human brain can be trained to prefer healthy foods

BOSTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers at Tufts University say healthier eating habits and a bit of discipline can help recondition the human brain to prefer healthy foods to junk foods.
Brooks Hays
Cutting carbs, not fat, key to weight loss and heart health

Cutting carbs, not fat, key to weight loss and heart health

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- More and more research suggests low-carb diets reign over low-fat diets in terms of weight loss and heart health -- the latest is a Tulane University study.
Brooks Hays
Child vaccination rates are high, CDC says

Child vaccination rates are high, CDC says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A new Center for Disease Control study suggests infant vaccination rates in the U.S. remain high.
Brooks Hays
NIH to test safety of Ebola vaccine candidate

NIH to test safety of Ebola vaccine candidate

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The National Institute of Health is fast-tracking the first two of several Ebola vaccine candidates for safety trials on humans.
Brooks Hays
India asks Pepsi to cut down on sugar in its soft drinks

India asks Pepsi to cut down on sugar in its soft drinks

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Indian officials are calling on U.S. soda-maker Pepsi to do its part in helping the country feed its children and help citizens lose weight.
Brooks Hays
To breakfast or not to breakfast? That is the question...

To breakfast or not to breakfast? That is the question...

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- According to a new study, the consumption of breakfast was found to have no effect on people's ability to lose weight.
Brooks Hays
Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Residents of states where medical marijuana is legalized suffer fewer overdoses from prescription pain medication than elsewhere.
Brooks Hays
Poll: 26 percent of Americans believe they will get Ebola

Poll: 26 percent of Americans believe they will get Ebola

BOSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A new poll from Harvard University shows Americans know little about the Ebola virus and a significant number fear a large outbreak in the United States.
Aileen Graef
Police search for California man with drug-resistant TB

Police search for California man with drug-resistant TB

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Southern California are searching for a man with a contagious, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis.
Brooks Hays
Doctor to Jim Kelly: no evidence of cancer

Doctor to Jim Kelly: no evidence of cancer

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- After a recent checkup, doctors said there is no evidence of Jim Kelly's sinus cancer.
Brooks Hays
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