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Moderate amounts of caffeine not linked to maternal health risks

Good news for pregnant coffee lovers: Consuming a low amount of caffeine during pregnancy could help to reduce gestational diabetes risk, according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health. The findings were published Monday in JAMA Network Open. “While we were not able […]

Pet Care

Pet Safety Alert: Beware of Rodenticide

Year after year, rodenticides make our Top 10 Pet Toxins list due to the fact that the ingredients in rodenticide that make it so appealing to rodents, unfortunately has the same effect on cats and dogs. That means that this poison in incredibly toxic and can cause bleeding, kidney failure, seizures or even death. Rodenticide […]

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Second wave of kids with MIS-C had more severe illness than first wave

When comparing the first and second wave of patients diagnosed with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), the second wave patients had more severe illness, according to a new prospective cohort study of 106 patients at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. The results, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, show that despite increased […]

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Insights into the etiology of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, NPC, is a rare tumor of the head and neck, which originates in the nasopharynx at the very back of the nose. NPC has a particularly high incidence in southern China, Southeast Asia, and North and East Africa and is rare in the rest of the world. Little is known about its etiology […]