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New & Now: August 12, 2011

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Study finds bag lunches not kept cold enough

According to a new study, more than 90 percent of packed lunches are kept at unsafe temperatures, even when stored with ice packs. | CBC.ca

Drug effective against leukemia

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have reported success with a new approach to treating leukemia. Two of the three patients who received the treatment are now cancer-free, while the third patient has experienced significant improvement. | TIME

Soy not effective treatment for menopause

A study has found that soy supplements are not effective in easing the symptoms of menopause, and do not prevent the bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis. | The Huffington Post

Age and sex determine the hospital you’re transported to in emergency

Seniors and women are less likely to be transported to trauma centres after an accident, according to Dr. Avery Nathens, trauma director at St. Michael’s hospital. Patients who are transported to a trauma centre have a much higher survival rate. | Toronto Star

Early morning smokers face increased cancer risk

According to U.S. scientists, those smokers who have their first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up have an increased risk of developing head, neck and lung cancer. | CBC.ca

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