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New CDC data show declines in some diabetes-related complications among US adults

Washington, DC - Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Non-verbal autism innovation is adopted by leading clinical institutions in Florida, California

San Jose, California - SPEAKall!!, an iPad application developed at Purdue University that facilities communication and language development for children and families affected by severe, non-verbal autism, has been adopted for use at speech and language clinics at San Jose State University in California and the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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Department of Education Awards More than $33 Million to Local Education Agencies and Community-based Organizations to Develop Physical Education and Nutrition Programs

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations that plan to implement comprehensive, integrated physical activity and nutrition programs for their students through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP).

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Washington Firm Recalls Dried Egg Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Washington, DC - Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Washington establishment, is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

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New Device Aids Hearing And Quality Of Life

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - A tiny new device may make a big difference for the estimated 36 million Americans who live with some type of hearing loss. This same device may also prompt more baby boomers to join the digital world.

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Promising drug doubles positive effect in hormone-receptor positive breast cancer

San Diego, California - Breast cancer researchers from the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center announced final clinical trial results this week that showed the amount of time patients were on treatment without their cancer worsening (called "progression-free survival") was effectively doubled in women with advanced breast cancer who took the experimental drug palbociclib.

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Tiny particles may pose big risk

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Thousands of consumer products - including cosmetics, sunscreens, and clothing - contain nanoparticles added by manufacturers to improve texture, kill microbes, or enhance shelf life, among other purposes. However, several studies have shown that some of these engineered nanoparticles can be toxic to cells.

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Only One Clear Sign for Our Nation

Dallas, Texas - Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association: "While we would like to say that signs of progress are clear across the country in the fight to decrease obesity rates, the only clear sign is that there is more work to be done. While declines are in sight only among young children, the rate of severe obesity is on the rise among teenagers.

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