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BPA Replacement Could Be Just as Dangerous

In 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of baby bottles that contain bisphenol A (BPA), a compound frequently found in plastics. Yet, recent research reveals that a common BPA replacement, bisphenol S (BPS), may be just as harmful. Deborah Kurrasch, from the University of Calgary, turned to zebra fish to study…
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Can Any of These Things Really Replace Sunscreen?

From lotions to sprays to sticks, consumers already have a myriad of options to choose from when selecting a sunscreen. Now, several additional sun protection tools have become available, including sunscreen pills, drinkable sunscreen, and ultraviolet (UV) monitoring bracelets. To help consumers make smart decisions when protecting their skin from the sun, board-certified dermatologist Henry…
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Replacing Heart Pumps, Transplants with a Gene Injection?

A simple injection that promises to replace heart transplants and other major cardiac surgery is being tested on humans with heart pumps for the first time. The pioneering gene therapy will provide patients with a key enzyme that helps heart muscles to pump blood. “The best treatment currently …
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Nicotine Replacement Products During Pregnancy Also Linked to ADHD

That doesn’t necessarily mean that nicotine causes ADHD, the authors note. For instance, it could be that women dependent on nicotine are more likely to have ADHD symptoms themselves, said senior author Dr. The children of women who use nicotine replacement products to quit smoking may be at risk of ADHD because of genes or…
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A Pill Covered in Tiny Needles Could Potentially Replace Injections

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a novel capsule for oral drug administration that could lead to alternatives in drug delivery for a range of biopharmaceuticals, including vaccines and insulin.
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Yogurt Test May Become Novel Colonoscopy Alternative

Colonoscopies are often a costly and inconvenient means of cancer detection, but synthetic biomarkers combined with yogurt may one day replace or augment colonoscopies and improve early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

First 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted

Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman’s life in the process. She slowly lost her vision, her motor coordination was suffering and it was only a matter of time …
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Baby Pics Illegal in MD Offices, But Should They Be?

Pictures of smiling babies crowd a bulletin board in a doctor’s office in Midtown Manhattan, in a collage familiar to anyone who has given birth. But the women coming in to have babies of their own cannot see them. They have been moved to a private part of the office, replaced in the corridors with…