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Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Snot, phlegm and other forms of mucus may not be everyone's favorite subject, but scientists say synthetic mucus might help save lives.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said the lab-made goo could help combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

By replicating mucu...

Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of new genes tied to the start of puberty have been identified.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 369,000 women and pinpointed 389 genetic signals linked to the timing of puberty. That's four times the number that had been known.

The study also found new genetic evidenc...

Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A highly sensitive blood test can identify patients with a raised risk of death in the month after surgery, a large study suggests.

On average, 1 percent of patients die within 30 days after noncardiac surgery -- most from a heart attack, said researcher Dr. P.J. Devereaux, a professor at Mc...

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Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who wait too long to get a colonoscopy after a "positive" screening test for colon cancer may face a heightened risk of the disease, a new study finds.

The study asked a fundamental question: If a stool test suggests someone might have cancer, how long can someone safely wait to have a...

Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Treating rheumatoid arthritis early may make for better outcomes, a new study suggests.

Patients who were treated within six months of developing the first signs of the autoimmune disease did better in the long run and were less likely to suffer early death, British researchers found.

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FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday posted warning letters to 14 companies that are selling more than 65 fake cancer treatments.

The bogus products include pills, capsules, powders, creams, teas, oils and treatment and diagnostic kits. They're most commonly marketed and sold wit...

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