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Animal Testing Suggests Anti-Heroin Vaccine Could Prevent Addicts From Relapsing

A groundbreaking anti-heroin vaccine could help recovering heroin addicts stay clean. Scientists have developed an anti-heroin vaccine capable of blocking the drug from reaching the brain. Scientists believe that the anti-heroin vaccine would help eliminate the urge to take drugs in recovering addicts and thus prevent people in recovery from relapsing. The anti-heroin vaccine, which has been tested in four ...

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Warning About Faulty Lead Testing In Children And Mothers Since 2014

Faulty lead testing means that thousands of children may need to be re-tested for lead poisoning, after a report found that standard tests may be inaccurate. On Wednesday, the FDA warned that some blood tests used to check for lead poisoning in both women and children since 2014 may have incorrectly indicated that children were safe from lead exposure. The ...

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FDA Greenlights 23andme GHR Test: Genetic Testing Now Available To The Public

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Agency announced the approval of direct-to-consumer marketing for the Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests by the 23andMe company. According to the agency, the GHR will provide you with information on ten serious disorders you may or may not be predisposed to. Consumers can order their personal home-based saliva collection kits for ...

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Kotaku Niantic Is Testing A New ‘Nearby’ System For Pokémon Go [UPDATES] | Lifehacker 12 Things I Sh

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Alzheimer’s Disease Vaccine Nears Testing Phase, Could Prevent And Reverse Dementia

An Alzheimer’s vaccine could be just a few short years away, according to researchers from Australia and the United States. Initial pre-clinical results show that the vaccine could slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s in patients with dementia in addition to preventing the disease when administered to healthy people. Human clinical trials of the new Alzheimer’s disease vaccine are ...

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Alzheimer’s Disease Vaccine Nears Testing Phase, Could Prevent And Reverse Dementia

An Alzheimer’s vaccine could be just a few short years away, according to researchers from Australia and the United States. Initial pre-clinical results show that the vaccine could slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s in patients with dementia in addition to preventing the disease when administered to healthy people. Human clinical trials of the new Alzheimer’s disease vaccine are ...

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Simpler ovarian cancer testing 'saves lives'

Simplifying the way ovarian cancers are tested is a “win-win” that saves both lives and money, a study shows. Testing a tumour’s DNA helps identify the most effective drugs and finds out if other family members are at risk. Fewer than a third of patients are currently tested, but the team at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London ...

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Genetic Testing Could Be The Next Big Step In Medicine: Tailor-Made Treatments Already Advancing Healthcare

Differences in genetic composition cause some people to respond to particular medicines or treatments differently. As the field of genetics develops and technology advances, the conventional style of medicine is becoming increasingly outdated. Already, new healthcare strategies are concentrating on genetic differences, but this is just the beginning of what will one day be tailor-made, personalized healthcare, experts in the ...

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Russia doping: New Wada report reveals obstructions to testing

Anti-doping officials in Russia are being stopped from testing athletes and threatened by security services, says a World Anti-Doping Agency report. The report was published two days before athletics’ governing body rules on whether Russian competitors can take part in the Rio Olympics this summer. In November, Russia’s athletes were banned after a Wada report highlighted widespread failing in testing. ...

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The Washington Post May Finally Stop Testing Its Employees for Weed

The Washington Post—alongside the New York Times, the New York Daily News, USA Today, Hearst magazines, and a bunch of other media companies—still drug-tests its employees for substances including marijuana. Soon, the paper may take its own writers’ advice and stop doing that. Mike Madden, deputy editor of the paper’s Outlook and PostEverything sections, tweeted this dispatch from an all-staff ...

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