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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Researchers at the University of South Alabama have identified a protein called TOMM 22 that could be a game changer in detecting pancreatic cancer sooner.

According to the National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer is often difficult to detect, this is because in most cases, there are no symptoms or the symptoms can mimic another illness.

The research is based on studying tissue samples from pancreatic cancer patients and experts say they are hopeful the protein will not only help with early detection but future treatments as well.

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Officials with the Pan American Health Organization reported that cases of the Dengue Virus are on the rise. The organization reported more than 3 million cases with nearly 100,000 deaths reported among those cases.

That number is three times higher than it was last year at this time. Because the virus is transmitted through mosquitoes, experts say the best way to stay protected is with mosquito repellent when outside in the early morning hours or early evenings during the warmer months.

Egg freezing is becoming a more popular option among young women who want to wait to have children. Experts reported that in 2022 the percentage of patients who were freezing their eggs was about 1%, that number has gone up to 10% in the last few years.

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