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In Infants with Egg or Milk Allergy, Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted?

Early results from a study of more than 500 infants with egg or milk allergy indicate that they are highly likely to test positive for allergic antibodies that are specific to peanuts. This unexpected finding suggests that these infants are at risk for developing peanut allergy later in life and should be evaluated by a health care professional before introducing peanuts into their diet.

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More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years

CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children

More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children

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Clean hands can prevent the spread of disease

WHO Invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations to promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.

7 May 2010 -- The WHO "Save lives: clean your hands" campaign invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations around the world to actively promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.

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Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

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UNICEF is on the ground in Bangladesh, immunizing Rohingya refugee children to fight the spread of disease, and delivering life-saving nutrition to the tens of thousands of children who are malnourished.

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The coming of age of gene therapy: A review of the past and path forward

No longer the future of medicine, gene therapy is part of present-day clinical treatment.

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a T lymphocyte. The engineering of lymphocytes, white blood cells, can be used in the targeted killing of cancer cells.

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NIH study shows steep increase in rate of alcohol-related ER visits

Increases were larger among females than males, providing more evidence of narrowing gender gaps in alcohol-related harms in the U.S.

The rate of alcohol-related visits to U.S. emergency departments (ED) increased by nearly 50 percent between 2006 and 2014, especially among females and drinkers who are middle-aged or older, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repair

"Targeted repair of heart injury by stem cells fused with platelet nanovesicles"

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Cardiac stem cells (magenta) are decorated with platelet vesicles (brown).

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Iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, NIH study suggests

Women with moderate to severe iodine deficiency may take longer to achieve a pregnancy, compared to women with normal iodine levels, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study is the first to investigate the potential effects of mild to moderate iodine deficiency — common among women in the United States and the United Kingdom — on the ability to become pregnant. It appears in the latest edition of Human Reproduction.

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About three in ten US veterans use tobacco products

Veterans use tobacco at much higher rates than most non-veterans

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NIH researchers report first 3D structure of DHHC enzymes

Finding promises to improve drug design for common forms of cancer.

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