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On the Horizon: Experimental Blood Test May Help Predict Severity of Food Allergies

April 24, 2015

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In the future, people with possible food allergies may be evaluated using a new approach. A team of researchers recently investigated an experimental blood test called the basophil activation test as a potential new way to diagnose food allergies and help predict severity of the reactions.

Angelina Jolie Pitt's Story Highlights BRCA Testing and Personal Health Decisions

April 9, 2015

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Angelina Jolie Pitt learned through genetic testing that she has BRCA mutations that put her at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Writing in a recent Op-Ed newspaper article, she told her story and discussed the importance of being informed when making personal health decisions about testing and treatment. Photo source: Remy Steinegger

New Report Points to Common Culprits in Foodborne Illnesses

March 27, 2015

foodEach year, about 48 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated food. Last month, the CDC, the FDA and the USDA jointly released a report that identifies which foods are responsible for foodborne illnesses caused by four major types of bacteria. Photo source: National Cancer Institute

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