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Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental...
9-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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High exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with cancer in male rats

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports...
1-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Genetics and Pollution Drive Severity of Asthma Symptoms

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific...
31-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Study Associates Obesity with Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women

Young women with high body fat have a decreased chance of developing breast cancer before menopause, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. The finding, published online in the journal JAMA Oncology,...
27-Jun-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Scientists Develop Novel Technique to Study Brain Disease

A new tool developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has determined, for the first time, how two distinct sets of neurons in the mouse brain work together to control movement. The method, called spectrally resolved fiber...
14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2018

On World Asthma Day 2018, the National Institutes of Health stands with people worldwide to renew our commitment to advance understanding of asthma and develop effective strategies to manage, treat and ultimately prevent the disease. A new...
1-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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High Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation Linked to Tumor Activity in Male Rats

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The...
2-Feb-2018 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Telephone Press Conference: NTP Draft Conclusions for Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rats and Mice

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) will hold a telephone press conference to summarize and answer questions about draft reports on the health effects of radiofrequency radiation exposure in rats and mice. The studies used radiofrequency radiation...
1-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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