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Medical News Today: Flossing could increase exposure to toxic chemicals

Eating takeout and flossing the teeth are routine tasks for many people. However, a new study has found that they could be exposing people to potentially dangerous chemicals. Flossing seems linked with toxic chemical buildup. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become a daily part of human life. These water- and greaseproof substances are present… Read More »

DNA could give clues to lifespan

Scientists say they can predict whether someone can expect to live longer than average or die sooner by examining their DNA. A team of researchers in Scotland has produced a scoring system to analyse the combined effect of genetic variations that influence lifespan. People who score in the top 10 per cent of the population… Read More »

Pediatric leukemia 'super drug' could be developed in the coming years

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered two successful therapies that slowed the progression of pediatric leukemia in mice, according to three studies published over the last two years in the journal Cell, and the final paper published Dec. 20 in Genes & Development. When a key protein responsible for leukemia, MLL, is stabilized, it slows the… Read More »