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An article in Time reports “a blood test may soon identify which pregnant women are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression, so [doctors] can seek treatment that could control their symptoms.” A new study found that women with postpartum depression had epigenetic modifications in...
Millions of people with diabetes rely on blood glucose monitors to regulate their blood sugar. While the tests have become less expensive and less painful for patients, a post in Kaiser Health News’ Capsules blog explains that these monitors may not always be accurate. One expert says “the FDA...

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Chernobyl-Related Thyroid Cancers Respond Well to Radioiodine Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Postsurgical radioiodine treatment (RIT) has helped many children and adolescents living in Belarus who developed advanced radiation-induced differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) after the Chernobyl reactor meltdown. “Our long-term observational study in a large group of very...