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February 17, 20171 min
RadioMD News... I'm John ByrdA genetically modified virus that normally causes cold sores is showing real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers. Trial results show the therapy could lengthen survival time by years for those with advanced melanoma. Called "T-vec", the treatment continues to undergo testing.New and improved pain relief could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a gene that is essential to the way we process pain. Gene-mapping has already led to 4 other genes that play a role in the body's perception of pain. Armed with this new information, it is hoped the development of better painkillers is on the way. And... it's widely believed that some moderate alcohol consumption may have positive health benefits, but it seems there's a drop-off point, a new study found. Over the age of 65, drinking alcohol had lesser upside and potential downside, including damage to the heart. The research indicates you should drop your intake to a maximum of 2 drinks per day for senior men and 1 fo

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