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Zika biomarkers in blood could lead to prenatal screening for birth defects

The highest risk of birth defects is from Zika virus infection during the first and second trimester, USC researcher says USC researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the Zika virus. The discovery could lead to screening tests and a better understanding about how the infection… Read More »

North Dakota women could buy marijuana-infused ‘inserts’ for menstrual pain if recreational measure passes

North Dakota residents are voting to legalize recreational marijuana in November. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) If North Dakota residents vote to next month to legalize recreational marijuana, women in the state could be able to purchase an unusual item that’s said relieve menstrual-related pain: cannabis-infused inserts. A company called Foria, which makes cannabis-infused inserts, or… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Could a 'universal' blood test make detection easier?

Researchers developed a generic test for cancer and partnered with a tech company to bring it to market. They believe that this test could be the first screening tool to detect cancer. Researchers are working hard to develop an effective ‘universal’ blood test that would improve cancer detection. Cancer is one of the leading causes… Read More »