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Labelling of GE animals sought

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been criticised for ignoring consumers' right to choose what they eat after it announced that it will not require labelling on meat or fish from genetically engineered (GE) animals.

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Why mammography is NOT an effective breast cancer screen

Read about the latest findings on the effectiveness and shortcomings of various detection methods used by the mainstream medical community, including mammography, clinical breast exams, ultrasound, and to a lesser extent, magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) and PET scans.

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Climate road trip: an Indian movement for change

As clocks ticked past midnight on December 31, signaling the start of the new year, a group of seven passionate individuals from India and around the world gathered in the eastern city of Chennai to begin an epic climate journey.

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US Government science panels skewed toward coal industry

According to a recent investigation by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, the National Coal Council is similar to other unbalanced science panels across the government that give industry inappropriate influence over federal regulatory policy.

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Osteoporosis drugs cause dental disaster

Want to watch your teeth fall out and have your jaw bone exposed inside your mouth? Just take osteoporosis drugs! That's the conclusion of dentists who are seeing an alarming increase of patients experiencing severe dental problems following their use of prescription osteoporosis drugs called biphosphonates (such as Fosamax).

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Optimism helps reduce cancer pain and fatigue

Research conducted by Dr Margot E Kurtz and her team of colleagues from the Michigan State University has found that cancer patients with more optimistic outlooks were better able to manage their cancer pain, while those patients who had a strong sense of mastery, or control over their environment, experienced less severe fatigue on top of being able to better manage their pain.

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