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Physicians and Legislators Advocate for Package of Bills that will Increase Access to Care

Sacramento, California - As part of the California Medical Association’s (CMA) Annual Lobby Day, physicians and legislators joined together, advocating for a package of bills that will increase access to health care throughout the state.

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Study identifies enzymes that help fix cancer-causing DNA defects

West Lafayette, Indiana - Purdue University researchers have identified an important enzyme pathway that helps prevent new cells from receiving too many or too few chromosomes, a condition that has been directly linked to cancer and other diseases.

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Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer gene segments in a living cell

West Lafayette, Indiana - Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.

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Molecular Testing Offers Health Benefits

Palm Springs, California (NAPSI) - When it comes to health care, big things are happening at the smallest level. That’s the word from experts who say that medical tests known as molecular diagnostics represent one of the most important steps in medicine in the last century.

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New Course Teaches Parents Lifesaving Skills

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - For parents and child care providers, the stats about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting but you can protect your own kids.

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Community-based HIV prevention can boost testing, help reduce new infections

Los Angeles, California - Communities in Africa and Thailand that worked together on HIV-prevention efforts saw not only a rise in HIV screening but a drop in new infections, according to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Global Health.

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Watching the hand washers

Stanford, California - One of the best defenses against infectious disease is one of the most simple - hand washing.

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American Heart Association praises sodium reduction efforts by United Kingdom food industry

Dallas, Texas - American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the British Medical Journal study that shows some positive health effects following the reduction of sodium in the food supply.

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