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Bull’s Eye – Precision medicine is growing up

Harvard Medical School’s Precision Medicine Symposium tackled a range of topics, including making sense of new data, the role of citizen-scientists and collaborations between industry and academia. Image: Nattul/Getty Images   Bull’s Eye Precision medicine is growing up By Ekaterina ...

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Skin Care in the Dry Air

  Skin Care in the Dry Air A Q&A With Gunilla Carlsson Thorn, MD When extra dry air begins to damage your skin, a few key changes in your daily care routine can provide considerable relief. A good moisturizer, proper ...

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Antibiotics are not always the answer

Image: Thinkstock/megaflopp   Antibiotics are not always the answer HERSHEY, Pa. — The discovery of penicillin in 1928 was heralded as a medical miracle. As one of the first antibiotics, it could cure patients of potentially deadly bacterial illnesses, such ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa diabetes threat

Photo Alisha Vargas via Flickr.   Sub-Saharan Africa diabetes threat As sub-Saharan countries struggle with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion ...

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Global Health, Global Security

Image: eyegelb/iStock /Getty Images Plus   Global Health, Global Security International crises highlight role of health in security, researchers say By Jake Miller The undeniable relationship between health, welfare and peace demands a revolution in multilateral cooperation, researchers from the ...

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Bile acids, microbiota and colon cancer

  Bile acids, microbiota and colon cancer Deoxycholic acid (DCA), a secondary bile acid that is increased by high dietary fat intake – a western diet – has been linked to intestinal carcinogenesis. In a previous study, Fang Yan, M.D., ...

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