Monthly Archives: January 2014

Carmel Coloring in Soda May Contain Potential Carcinogen

The dark-brown coloring of many soft drinks contains a chemical that Consumer Reports warns may contain a potential carcinogen.

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5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

What’s on the horizon for 2014? Here are five health tech trends to watch in the coming year.

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2013: Terrible Year for Great Ideas in Biomedical Research

A recent analysis shows that the NIH budget, adjusted for inflation, was $6 billion less in 2013 than it was ten years ago.

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Illumina HiSeq X Ten Cuts Genome Sequencing Cost to $1000

Illumina announced recently that they have broken the ‘sound barrier’ of human genomics by enabling the $1,000 genome.

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No Sympathy for Biomedical Research in Omnibus Bill

The omnibus budget deal approved by House and Senate appropriations committees last week only partially restores biomedical research funds cut by the sequestration.

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Obama: Marijuana No More Dangerous than Alcohol

In a recent interview, President Barack Obama said he thinks marijuana use is no more dangerous than alcohol.

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Cholesterol Levels Linked to Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques

New research suggests that keeping bad LDL cholesterol in check and increasing good HDL cholesterol is not only good for your heart, but also your brain.

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FDA Recommends Doctors Limit High-dose Acetaminophen Rx

The FDA has recommended that doctors stop prescribing and dispensing high-dose prescription acetaminophen drugs to reduce the risk of severe liver injury.

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U.S. Cancer Deaths Down 20% Over Last Two Decades

According to a new American Cancer Society (ACS) report, fewer people are dying from cancer.

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US News Best Diets of 2014

U.S. News & World Report recently evaluated 32 of the most popular diets and, with input from a panel of health experts, identified the best.

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