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Injecting tumors with dead bacteria is a promising way to treat cancer

Injecting tumors with dead bacteria is a promising way to treat cancer

Researchers have developed a unique and very inexpensive method for treating cancerous tumors, and it involves dead bacteria. Though the bacteria isn't harmful to the body, the researchers explain that the patient's immune system mobilizes to attack the substance, targeting the cancer cells at the same time and even metastases throughout the body.

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Study finds high-fat diets help cancer cells ‘hide’ from immune system

Study finds high-fat diets help cancer cells ‘hide’ from immune system

It has been well established by this point that high-fat diets are linked to an increased risk of developing colon cancer, but how the two go together has remained unclear. That changes with a new study from researchers with MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. At least when it comes to mice, a high-fat diet 'hides' cancer cells from the immune system.

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YouTube bans vaccine misinformation videos: COVID-19 rules expand

YouTube bans vaccine misinformation videos: COVID-19 rules expand

YouTube is cracking down on vaccine misinformation, with new guidelines that ban videos misleading on vaccination safety beyond just COVID-19. The changes build on YouTube's existing coronavirus misinformation policies, broadening it to any content which "falsely alleges that approved vaccines are dangerous and cause chronic health effects," among other issues.

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CDC still hunting source of outbreak as salmonella cases hit 29 states

CDC still hunting source of outbreak as salmonella cases hit 29 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still investigating a salmonella outbreak that has spread to 29 states across the US, it revealed in its latest update on the matter. The agency is working with local and state officials to hunt down the source of the outbreak, which has potentially been narrowed down to a set of different herbs and vegetables.

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Experts warn taking common pain reliever during pregnancy is risky

Experts warn taking common pain reliever during pregnancy is risky

A common over-the-counter pain reliever called acetaminophen (paracetamol) is the subject of a new consensus statement from researchers who are concerned about its potential risk when taken during pregnancy. The editorial summarizes existing data on the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and its potential to cause fetal developmental problems.

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Emergency low blood sugar kits recalled over loss of potency

Emergency low blood sugar kits recalled over loss of potency

Eli Lilly and Company has announced the recall of its Glucagon Emergency Kit, which it says may develop loss of potency due to how it was manufactured. The emergency kit is intended for diabetics who may develop serious low blood sugar levels that need to be treated promptly. Reduced potency may leave the user vulnerable to severe health outcomes.

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Researchers call for expanded regulations on chemicals that fuel obesity

Researchers call for expanded regulations on chemicals that fuel obesity

Chemical exposure is fueling obesity problems around the world, and now researchers are calling for governments to expand regulations that target these substances. Called obesogens, the chemicals have hormone-disrupting effects that may play a big role in the development of obesity, as well as making it harder for people to keep the weight off when they lose it.

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Trail mix and nuts sold by multiple brands recalled over glass risk

Trail mix and nuts sold by multiple brands recalled over glass risk

Arizona company SunTree Snack Foods is recalling a number of trail mixes and nuts sold under multiple brand names due to potential contamination with glass. The recall impacts brands sold by HEB, as well as Happy Belly and more. As expected, eating nuts or trail mixes that contain pieces of glass could be a major health risk.

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WHO recommends antibodies for two specific groups of COVID patients

WHO recommends antibodies for two specific groups of COVID patients

The World Health Organization recommends that antibodies be used with two specific groups of COVID-19 patients to help ensure they survive the disease. There are two recommendations in the latest update on the topic, both based on evidence and data from a number of trials -- some of which haven't yet been peer-reviewed.

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CDC endorses COVID-19 boosters as damning school mask study released

CDC endorses COVID-19 boosters as damning school mask study released

The US CDC is recommending COVID-19 booster shots for certain at-risk groups, joining the FDA in green-lighting extra injections as particularly virulent strains of coronavirus continue to spread widely. The announcement comes alongside newly published CDC research about mask-wearing in schools, and how areas without consistent school masking policies are more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Sunscreen safety: FDA details new ingredient and label changes

Sunscreen safety: FDA details new ingredient and label changes

Baz Luhrmann may have been convinced by the benefits of sunscreen, but the US FDA is weighing in with new potential changes to how sunblock is formulated and labeled. The proposed revisions and updates focus on ensuring the active ingredients in sunscreen are sufficient - and safe - and that product packaging is clear and not misleading.

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FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster shot, but only for some people

FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster shot, but only for some people

The US Food and Drug Administration has officially authorized the administration of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but only for select people who are at a greater than typical risk of developing a severe infection. The authorization comes only days after the agency rejected plans to offer anyone who wanted one a booster shot.

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