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Vitamin E boosts prostate cancer risk: study

WASHINGTON — US researchers warned Tuesday of an alarming link between vitamin E supplements and a 17 percent increased risk of prostate cancer, describing the findings as an “important public health concern.” Ten years after the start of a randomized trial of more than 35,000 men, researchers discovered the spike…

Scientists discover ‘real-world’ ecstasy use is more dangerous than lab tests

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For a glimpse into real-world drug use, Australian researchers went to parties where people were using a drug known as ecstasy – and discovered that users’ brains were at far more risk from the drug than anyone had suspected. The researchers also found that ecstasy pills…

Traces of Japan radioactivity in US rain

WASHINGTON – Traces of radioactivity from damaged nuclear power facilities in Japan have been detected in rainwater in the northeast United States, but pose no health risks, officials said. The Environmental Protection Agency, in an update Sunday, said it had received reports of “elevated levels of radiation in recent precipitation…

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