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The DNA sequence of the Human Genome is now freely accessible to all, for public or private use, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The Center is a part of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
For more information: DNA Sequence Of The Human Genome Is Freely Accessible To All
Men born with a birth defect have a substantially increased risk of having a child with a birth defect, a large population study revealed today. Compared with other fathers, the risk was doubled.
For more information: Offspring Of Men With Birth Defectstwice As Likely To Have Defects, Too
Health care providers and groups are working hard to improve health care quality. Patients can help as well by taking steps to improve the quality of their own health care. Research has shown that if a patient is more involved in his health care, he can get better results and feel more satisfied. The fact remains that health care quality varies. This booklet, authored by a host of US goverment agencies provides valuable information and advice to patients interested in getting the most from their health care.
For more information: Improving Health Care Quality: A Guide for Patients and Families
Eating fruits and vegetables in adulthood
probably won't help women reduce their chances of getting breast
cancer, according to the biggest analysis of the question ever
For more information: Diet And Breast Cancer Link Negated
Responding to serious concerns that bacteria which cause meningitis, pneumonia, and other serious infections are becoming more resistant to antimicrobials, an international panel of public health experts convened today to discuss ways of reducing antimicrobial resistance by preventing infections, reducing the number of prescriptions written, and improving patient and physician education.
For more information: International Panel Of Public Health Experts Stresses Need For Improved Use Of Antimicrobials To Combat Rising Epidemic Of Drug Resistance
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