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Stopping Salmonella In Eggs

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year 40 thousand cases of salmonella poisoning are reported in the U.S. Many times, eggs are to blame for infections. Now, a new technology is helping make eggs safer and disease-free.

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Stopping Salmonella In Eggs

Make Every Breath Count: New Test for Cystic Fibrosis

TUCSON, AZ ( Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It’s one of medicine’s big challenges, finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, a fatal, genetic disease that affects 30 thousand children and adults in the U.S. The average life expectancy is around 30 years of age. Now, scientists in Arizona are moving closer to new technology that could help doctors track the progression of CF, and improve treatment for patients.

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Make Every Breath Count: New Test for Cystic Fibrosis

Flu Vaccine: Men vs. Women

BALTIMORE, MD (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- 200 thousand people were hospitalized with the flu last season and more than 36 thousand died from it. It’s important that everyone from six months of age and older get a flu shot every year. The shots are the same for everyone, but that doesn’t mean men and women’s bodies respond the same to it.

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Flu Vaccine: Men vs. Women

Making Melanoma Self-Destruct

MADRID, Spain (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's our largest organ. Every day it's exposed to air pollution, UV rays and other harmful toxins. So it's no wonder skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. A research facility in Spain is helping those with the disease beat the clock.

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Making Melanoma Self-Destruct

Life Saving Blood Test For Babies

MIAMI (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- For babies born early or with serious birth defects, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors and surgeons depend on blood tests to know how to best treat tiny patients, but the wait for results can seem eternal. Now a new hand-held laboratory gives doctors life saving information in minutes.

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Life Saving Blood Test For Babies

Lymph Node Transplant after Breast Cancer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. One in eight will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime, and it will claim the lives of more than 40,000 this year alone. But for those who beat the disease, sometimes the battle isn't always over after treatment ends.

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Lymph Node Transplant after Breast Cancer

Workout While You Work

SAN DIEGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Whether it's on our couch, in our car, or in our office, the average American spends more than 12 hours a day sitting. Scientists now say all of that down time could be deadly. Even if you exercise in the morning, sitting at a desk all day could erase your hard work.

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Workout While You Work

Relief For Back Pain

SAN DIEGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's one of the most common medical problems -- eight out of ten people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Despite medical advances, most cases have no known cause. Scientists are looking at a muscle buried deep in the back that may provide an answer for those suffering pain with no diagnosis.

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Relief For Back Pain

Diagnosing Heart Attacks Before They Strike

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- This year, millions of Americans will go to the ER with chest pain, but not all of them will be having a heart attack. When it is the real thing, quick intervention can mean the difference between life and death, but blood tests to confirm a diagnosis take precious time.

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Diagnosing Heart Attacks Before They Strike

Cleaning Up Hospitals

RICHMOND, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The place that's supposed to save you, could actually hurt you … nearly two million people get hospital-acquired infections every year. It's a serious problem, but the number of infections could be cut in half with better hand washing practices by medical staff. Now a new device that helps improve hand washing habits.

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Cleaning Up Hospitals

Fighting H1N1 -- New Ways to Kill the Flu

ATLANTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The World Health Organization says a new vaccine targeting the H1N1 virus could be available in some countries this fall. Swine flu has shown up in countries all over the world, and with winter approaching, health officials are escalating the anti-flu offensive. Here in the U.S., researchers have found a new way to make antibodies that can fight flu viruses like H1N1.

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Fighting H1N1 -- New Ways to Kill the Flu

‘Dog’ Flu

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- By now you've heard of the H1N1 virus, but what about H3N8? First identified at a greyhound racing kennel a few years ago, canine influenza is now popping up all over the United States.

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‘Dog’ Flu

Personalized Treatment for Cancer

TAMPA, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, with as many as 1.5 million men and women diagnosed in a single year. For most cancer patients, a protocol of chemo and/or radiation is the standard approach. But what if doctors could figure out exactly what kind of treatment would work best for each individual patient? That’s the goal of a new research effort.

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Personalized Treatment for Cancer

Bed Bug-Sniffing Dogs

MATTAPOISETTA, Mass. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Good night, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite. It appears that is easier said than done. The latest national statistics show a 71 percent increase in activity among the blood-sucking parasites, but now man's best friend is helping to sniff out the infestations.

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Bed Bug-Sniffing Dogs

Blood Test Predicts Strokes

BOSTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Every 26 seconds, someone suffers a heart attack. More than half of those people had no prior warning signs, but a new blood test is helping doctors diagnose those who may have hidden risks.

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Blood Test Predicts Strokes

Frying Foods without Oil

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Just about anything tastes good fried. French fries, deep fried Oreos, fried ice cream or deep fried cheese … they're all tasty, and all laden with grease, fat and calories. Now there's a new technology that makes tasty fried food without extra oil.

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Frying Foods without Oil

Tick Bites Spark Allergies

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Warm weather and nice days lead many people to spend more time outdoors, but beware of tiny ticks.

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Tick Bites Spark Allergies

Freezing Hearts Back To Health

COLUMBUS (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when your heart abruptly stops. It's the leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming 325,000 lives last year alone. Now, doctors are freezing hearts back to health.

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Freezing Hearts Back To Health

Veggie Cuts Cancer Forty Percent

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Just about everybody knows if you want to stay healthy and fight off disease, you've got to eat your veggies.

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Veggie Cuts Cancer Forty Percent

Protect Yourself From Germs

ATLANTA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Before the swine flu pandemic is over, world health experts predict 2 billion people will be affected worldwide.

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Protect Yourself From Germs

Making Rain

BATON ROUGE, Ala. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Severe drought, combined with high winds, has already forced hundreds from their homes in California. It's early in the season, and already wildfires are igniting daily. For decades, people have tried to influence precipitation using everything from rain dances to cloud seeding. Now, microbiologists are trying to do something that's never been done before: They're making rain.

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Making Rain

Hearts in Danger: Leads Left Behind

BOSTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 2 million Americans are living with either a pacemaker or defibrillator. While the battery-powered devices last up to 10 years, the wires -- or leads -- that connect the device to the heart are expected to last a lifetime. When these wires malfunction, leaving them behind can have consequences on your health. Doctors have a new way to remove these dangerous leads.

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Hearts in Danger: Leads Left Behind

Indoor Allergy Test

DENVER (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, breaking out in rashes, swelling up and getting stuffed up from everything from pollen to peanuts. Now there's an at-home test to see if what's inside it is making you sick.

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Indoor Allergy Test

Hibernating Bears Help Humans

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Just like bears, many people hunker down and stay inside during cold winter months. But unlike bears, humans would suffer serious health issues sleeping through the cold season. What's a hibernating bear's secret to staying healthy and what does it mean for humans?

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Hibernating Bears Help Humans

Dialysis On the Go

INDIANAPOLIS (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Kidney dialysis is a life-saving treatment for people who don't have functioning kidneys, but treatment means driving to and from a dialysis clinic three times a week … for life. Patients can skip trips to the clinic with a new home treatment -- one that’s even helping some patients get off the transplant list.

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Dialysis On the Go

Tracking Wildlife Disease Around the World

MADISON, Wisc. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Keeping track of the world's wildlife is a tough job. Scientists believe there are diseases popping up that no one even knows about. Since a growing number of animal viruses can be spread to humans, researchers want to stay on top of the outbreaks as they happen. A new interactive map is keeping man and nature connected.

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Tracking Wildlife Disease Around the World

Farming for Fuel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every year, the United States uses 180 billion gallons of oil to fuel our cars and trucks. Now, farm waste is being used to make fuel.

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Farming for Fuel

Prosthetics That Grow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When children have osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer, the most common options are to either amputate the arm or leg or implant a prosthesis that requires multiple difficult surgeries. Now, an experimental device expands as children grow … without surgery.

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Prosthetics That Grow

Pill to Beat Aging

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As we age, it's natural for our bodies to weaken and become frail, but the natural progression can limit physical activities in the elderly. A new drug is being touted as an anti-frailty pill.

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Pill to Beat Aging

Music for the Heart

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Listening to your favorite music may be good for your heart. New research shows music beats and heartbeats go hand-in-hand.

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Music for the Heart

Triple Life-Saving Procedure

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Twin births are on the rise. Over 130,000 twins are born each year in the United States alone. With more of these births come more complications. A life-saving procedure is keeping identical babies safe.

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Triple Life-Saving Procedure

Baby Treadmill

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Down syndrome affects one in every 800 babies. It's a genetic condition that causes delays in intellectual and physical development. Researchers have now developed a treadmill for Down's babies to help them walk earlier than ever before.

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Baby Treadmill

More Weight=Longer Hospital Stays

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Ivanhoe newswire) -- The numbers on our nation's scales are going up. A recent study puts Mississippi at the top of the list with the highest rate of adult obesity in the country. New research shows how extra weight is adding up to longer hospital stays.

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More Weight=Longer Hospital Stays

Dangers of Going Green

TROY, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Green building is a growing trend across the country. Eco-friendly homes are being built with recycled wood, solar panels and energy efficient appliances -- but what is healthy for the environment could hide a growing problem in its walls.

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Dangers of Going Green

Whale Medicine Makes Scars Disappear

ATLANTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Anytime you cut yourself or get a burn, one of the biggest roadblocks to healing is infection. That’s especially true for burn patients and those with extremely sensitive skin. Now, there may be a new weapon in the war against infections -- even against dangerous germs like MRSA, Super-Staph and other drug-resistant bacteria; and humans aren’t the only ones who stand to benefit.

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Whale Medicine Makes Scars Disappear

Jellyfish Fight Terrorists

BOSTON, Mass. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Anthrax, plague and small pox are some of the possible pathogens terrorists could use against us; but now, researchers say jellyfish are helping prevent these kinds of attacks.

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Jellyfish Fight Terrorists

Building The Perfect Butterfly House

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Inside a butterfly house, you can get an up close look at these delicate creatures. There are many challenges when it comes to designing a home just for butterflies.

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Building The Perfect Butterfly House

Cleaning Infected Blood

SAN DIEGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every day, 14,000 people are infected with HIV, the virus that leads to AIDs. There's no cure, but now a breakthrough -- a machine that could clean blood, keeping more and more people alive longer.

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Cleaning Infected Blood

Does Winter Cause The Flu?

NEW YORK (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When Mom or Grandma tells you to bundle up in winter, you might catch a cold or flu, she may be right. New scientific experiments have now proven what we all just assumed, that flu is more common in winter.

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Does Winter Cause The Flu?

Mindless Eating

Los Angeles -- Seventy-thousand Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant. A third of them are parked on dialysis because their antibody levels are too high for a transplant. But that's no longer a barrier for some people.

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Mindless Eating

Cancer Killer Found in the Ocean

Los Angeles -- Seventy-thousand Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant. A third of them are parked on dialysis because their antibody levels are too high for a transplant. But that's no longer a barrier for some people.

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Cancer Killer Found in the Ocean

No More Dialysis

Los Angeles -- Seventy-thousand Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant. A third of them are parked on dialysis because their antibody levels are too high for a transplant. But that's no longer a barrier for some people.

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No More Dialysis

Protecting Athletes

Rochester Hills, Mich. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 130,000 Americans contract a potentially fatal staph infection called MRSA every year. It's increasingly common among young, healthy athletes. Now, a new high-tech system could put an end to bacteria lurking in the locker room.

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Protecting Athletes

Vaccine for Ear Infections

Winston Salem, NC (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Almost every child in America will have an ear infection by the age of two. It's one of the most common infections in babies and today, a simple shot may be the answer parents have been waiting for.

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Vaccine for Ear Infections

Are Your Dishes Clean?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You’ve seen the restaurant reports -- health departments shut down hundreds of restaurants each week because they don’t meet health standards. E-coli and Salmonella outbreaks make customers sick -- dirty dishes could be to blame.

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Are Your Dishes Clean?

Faster Flu Test

ROCHESTER, N.Y., (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Every year, up to one in five Americans will get the flu. It's not always easy to make an accurate diagnosis and as many as 90 percent of patients who really have the flu will be prescribed antibiotics, drugs that will not help flu viruses. New, faster flu tests will help doctors diagnose patients quicker, which can cut down on needless antibiotic use.

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Faster Flu Test

Cleaning up CO2

ATHENS, Ohio (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Global warming's effects can be seen worldwide, and many experts believe it's only going to get worse! In fact, America is by far the largest contributor to global warming than any other country -- releasing a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide -- the primary cause of global warming. But now engineers have found a natural way to eliminate one of the worst contributors to our environment's decay.

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Cleaning up CO2

Sea Urchins Reveal Mysteries of Cancer, Alzheimer's & Infertility

They're small, spiky and spineless. But what do prehistoric sea urchins have in common with humans? Uncovering their mysteries may help solve some of science's most difficult and deadly problems.

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Sea Urchins Reveal Mysteries of Cancer, Alzheimer's & Infertility

Healing Rosacea

YARDLEY, Pa. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Kathy Olivierio has been covering up and hiding a skin condition called rosacea for almost 20 years. "Rosacea is like this monster that's in you and has to get out," she says.

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Healing Rosacea

Medical Spanish

DALLAS (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Hispanics make up 14 percent of the U.S. population. As that number grows, so will the need for Spanish-speaking health care workers. Now a program is breaking down language barriers and paving the way for better care.

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Medical Spanish

Two Ears are Better Than One!

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- There was a time when being born deaf meant never being able to speak ... or hear. Cochlear implants have given people the gift of speech and sound, and now, deaf children are able to hear almost perfectly. That's because doctors are beginning to realize two implants are better than one.

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Two Ears are Better Than One!

Counterfeit Drugs Can Kill!

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Imagine taking a drug that was supposed to keep you alive, only to have it almost kill you. That happened to one man, and it could happen to you. Estimates are that up to 10 percent of all drugs in the world are fake. But companies are now creating special detection tools to stop it.

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Counterfeit Drugs Can Kill!

Flu Fighter

BOULDER, Colo. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Each year Americans rush to get their flu shots before they get sick. But what if the "bug bites" before the vaccine works?

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Flu Fighter

De-Bugging Your Food

DAVIS, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Before your food makes it to your refrigerator or even the supermarket, it often starts on a farm. And with the lay of the land comes a farmer's worst nightmare! They're creepy. They're crawly. And you want 'em gone. We're talking about bugs, and if they get under your skin, just imagine how farmers feel.

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De-Bugging Your Food

Football Frenzy: Dangers in the Locker Room

PITTSBURGH (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Athletes train themselves to push the limits. They learn to accept bumps, bruises and cuts that come along with the game. And it's not just football. That close contact can have consequences for basketball, baseball, volleyball -- any athlete who plays on a team.

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Football Frenzy: Dangers in the Locker Room

Rotavirus Vaccine

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Two-year-old Jacob Lowry is full of energy. But when he was 11 months old, he caught a rotavirus infection. Constant vomiting and diarrhea dehydrated Jacob so badly, he barely moved. His parents rushed him to the ER.

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Rotavirus Vaccine

Quit Smoking Vaccine

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- For many smokers, the rush from the first drag keeps them lighting up again and again ... and again. Once a smoker gets hooked, it's hard for them to quit.

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Quit Smoking Vaccine

E. coli Hand-Held Sensor

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- From bagged spinach to undercooked meat, ever worry if your food is contaminated with disease-causing bacteria?

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E. coli Hand-Held Sensor

Sick of Strep Throat

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- It's that time of year! Like most 7-year-olds, Josh Butler has no time for sick days. But every winter, Josh is sidelined with strep throat. Josh usually gets the drug amoxicillin, but it never works. He always needs a second treatment with a different drug.

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Sick of Strep Throat

Better Cornea Transplant

IRVINE, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Forty-thousand Americans need a corneal transplant each year. The procedure typically involves a long and painful recovery. But now, a new twist has patients seeing better, quicker.

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Better Cornea Transplant

Gene Chip for Personalized Meds

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- It can be a game of Russian roulette. When doctors try out different meds on patients, they don't always know how they'll respond -- and the wrong guess can have deadly consequences. Now, there's a new way to tell how people break down certain drugs, paving the way for personalized medicine.

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Gene Chip for Personalized Meds

Uncovering Mysteries of the Sea

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Two scientists believe they've solved a mystery that's defied explanation for more than 400 years. The phenomenon known as milky seas, once thought to be folklore, may be real.

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Uncovering Mysteries of the Sea

Cleaning Up Our Beaches

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Some scientists say they can predict when beach pollution will be the worst by monitoring the moon. And that could mean safer beaches for people all over the world.

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Cleaning Up Our Beaches

Name That Species

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Thanks to advances in computer technology and DNA testing, scientists are identifying new species faster than ever. There are literally millions and millions of animals, bugs and living creatures all around us.

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Name That Species

Can Your Home Trigger Asthma?

IOWA CITY (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Researchers say asthma and allergy triggers may be commonly found at home. That means there are things you can do to reduce the cause of your family's symptoms.

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Can Your Home Trigger Asthma?

Bacteria-Killing Bandage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- You go there for help, but millions of Americans get sick in hospitals. Hospital infections are growing to epidemic proportions because they're passed from person to person. Now, researchers are working to wipe out these infections with a new bacteria-killing bandage.

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Bacteria-Killing Bandage

Cleaning up our Water

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Oil, grease, deadly bacteria and disease are all found in our ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans. Now, a new invention may be the first step to cleaning up our water.

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Cleaning up our Water

Fighting Cold and Flu Germs

CHAPEL HILL (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Cold and flu season is fast approaching and before you start sniffling and sneezing, you should know the number one way scientists say to fight germs before they become a full-blown cold.

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Fighting Cold and Flu Germs

Wine Cleaner

CORVALLIS, Ore. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- You've heard wine can improve your health, but it may also help clean your kitchen counters. From grapes to wine to natural disinfectant, microbiologists have found a new use for wine.

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Wine Cleaner

Shedding Light on Bladder Cancer

ROCHESTOR, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The earlier the better, when it comes to detecting cancer. Now, doctors are shedding new light on detecting the deadly disease. Currently, 400-000 people suffer from it while 60,000 more will find out they have it, and bladder cancer usually strikes more than once.

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Shedding Light on Bladder Cancer

Detecting Prostate Cancer Earlier

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Most men over age 50 are familiar with PSA testing, used to detect prostate cancer. But the test can sometimes miss cancer cases. Now a new test can find cancer earlier.

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Detecting Prostate Cancer Earlier

Killing Germs

DUARTE, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- For more than 6,000 years, humans have used silver to fight germs, also known as microbes. Now, some hospitals are using a silver compound to reduce hospital infections.

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Killing Germs
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