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Random DNA Cause of Many Cancers

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

While diet, environment, habits and more are some of the reasons certain people develop cancer, chance plays a pretty big role as well. New research shows that most tumors develop simply because of a genetic “mistake,” also called DNA copying errors. Johns Hopkins University investigators looked at abnormal cell growth in 32 different types of… Read More »

Posted in: Research

Mar

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The Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Asthma & Allergens

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

From winter into spring, the transition is beautiful. Trees are full of leaves and flowers are in full bloom. In Texas, the bluebonnets grace our highways. The sun is out, shining brightly. Suddenly, some of us start wheezing, coughing, and sneezing. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), allergens in the environment… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Data, Public Health

Mar

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American Diabetes Alert Day: Are You at Risk?

Posted by on March 27th, 2017 0 comments

Today is American Diabetes Alert Day, and did you know that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.–killing more than 75,000 people annually? In honor of this observance, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is encouraging Oklahomans to check their risk of developing diabetes, as well as sound the alarm for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Oklahoma

Mar

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New Blood Test Could Spot Autism in Children

Posted by on March 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism. “The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study… Read More »

Posted in: Disabilities, K-12

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Washing Your Hands Saves Lives

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 0 comments

According to MedlinePlus, you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. You may be more familiar with that rule of thumb to sing the “Happy Birthday” song at least two times through before turning off that faucet. But while we’re admonished to do so, it’s difficult to say what’s actually put into practice… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health

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