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Researchers Identify Gene Mutations Linked to Blood Cancer Risk

Nikolay Suslov/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers at Harvard Medical School said that as many as ten percent of adults over the age of 65 may have a gene mutation linked to the development of blood cancers.According to the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at two groups including a total of 29,000 patients. Patients with that particular set of gene abnormalities had a significantly increased likelihood of cancer -- an increase of 11 to 13 percent.Researchers say it is too early to...
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Study Shows Promise in Development of Possible Ebola Vaccine

luiscar/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A preliminary study conducted at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center determined that a potential Ebola vaccine researchers have been working on has significant promise.Researchers published the data from the preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The study contained 20 participants who were given the vaccine and tested about four weeks later for the presence of Ebola-specific antibodies. According to researchers, the participants were split into two groups, each given different dosages of the vaccine. Four weeks...
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US Adult Smoking Rate Falls to 18 Percent">US Adult Smoking Rate Falls to 18 Percent

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking rates are down again. For the first time, the number of American adults who smoke has dipped below 18 percent, or about 42 million people. For years, the nation's smoking rate had stalled at around 20 percent. Smoking is still the United States' leading cause of preventable illness. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio
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The Fire-Safety Tips You Should Be Keeping in Mind This Thanksgiving

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The kitchen is where the holiday meal magic happens, but it can also be a danger zone, especially on Thanksgiving. Steven McGill, the battalion chief of Engine Company 9 in Jersey City, New Jersey, said Thanksgiving is typically the most dangerous day of the year. “Everybody’s cooking in the kitchen and it’s one of the few days where almost everyone is preparing a meal,” he said. “The house is more congested than normal. … So you have to control the flow in your kitchen ...
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