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High levels of particulate air pollution associated with increased breast cancer incidence

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that living in an area with high levels of particulate air pollution was associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer.
11-Sep-2023 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Women treated for breast cancer may age faster than cancer-free women

Women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer have increased biological aging compared to women who remain free of breast cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. Among women...
19-Jul-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2023

The National Institutes of Health recognizes World Asthma Day and the innovative research that is helping to shed light on the disease, pave the way for effective treatments, and improve the lives of people who have asthma.
2-May-2023 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Toxic protein linked to muscular dystrophy and arhinia

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues have found that a toxic protein made by the body called DUX4 may be the cause of two very different rare genetic disorders. For patients who have facioscapulohumeral muscular...
16-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New 3D model shows how cadmium exposure may affect heart development

Researchers have developed a three-dimensional model that shows how exposure to cadmium might lead to congenital heart disease.
2-Nov-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hair straightening chemicals associated with higher uterine cancer risk

Women who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk for uterine cancer compared to women who did not report using these products, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found no...
17-Oct-2022 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Oil Spill Cleanup Workers More Likely to Have Asthma Symptoms

Researchers from the Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY) found that workers involved in cleaning up the nation’s largest oil spill were 60% more likely than those who did not work on the cleanup to be diagnosed with asthma or experience...
17-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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