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Vaccine for skin cancer could be on the anvil
A newly created vaccine has raised hopes of finding a cure for skin cancer. ANI

University of Michigan to collaborate with AIIMS on trauma care
The University of Michigan (U-M) has teamed up with one of India's top medical institutes, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to collaborate on trauma care research and to foster exchange of medical personnel and ideas. ANI

Acid in meat and dairy products offers novel therapy for bowel disease
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a naturally occurring acid found in meat and dairy products, could help treat Crohn's disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), researchers say. ANI

Soy-based S-equol supplement cuts metabolic syndrome risk factors
Scientists have found that a 12-week treatment of the fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing S-equol significantly lowered hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), LDL cholesterol and improved vascular stiffness, all factors that occur as part of metabolic syndrome. ANI

Smoking may help people regain self-control
Researchers have suggested that smoking may help restore self-control by improving smokers' positive mood, which may contribute to tobacco addiction. ANI

Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones and toys may up obesity risk
Chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic, researchers have warned. ANI

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