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Promising Results for Patients with Endoscopic Treatments

A simpler biopsy procedure than the one traditionally used can give equally good results while reducing stress for patients and workers, and allowing for faster diagnosis, according to a study in the August issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, "Endoscopic multiple biopsy and rapid diagnosis by in situ fixation and histopathologic processing." During

Phthalates Increase the Risk of Allergies Among Children

In our day-to-day lives, we come into contact with countless plastics containing plasticizers. These plasticizers, which also include the aforementioned phthalates, are used when processing plastics in order to make the products more flexible. Phthalates can enter our bodies through the skin, foodstuffs or respiration. "It is a well-known fact

New Measures of Aging May Show 70 is The New 60

Population aging could peak by 2040 in Germany and by 2070 in China, according to the study, which combines measures of aging with probabilistic population projections from the UN. In the USA, the study shows very little population aging at all in the coming century. Traditional population projections categorize "old age"

Autism Risk Linked to Fever During Pregnancy

The study is the most robust to date to explore the risk of ASD associated with fevers across the entire span of pregnancy, and of the capacity of two different types of commonly used anti-fever medications -- acetaminophen and ibuprofen -- to address that risk. Risks were minimally mitigated among

Eggs Can Significantly Increase Growth in Young Children

"They are also a good source of nutrients for growth and development in young children," she said. "Eggs have the potential to contribute to reduced growth stunting around the world." The study, "Eggs in Complementary Feeding and Growth," was published online June 6 in the journal Pediatrics. Iannotti and her co-authors conducted