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Double Duty: Loss Of Protective Heart Failure Protein Causes High Blood Pressure

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found that a protein that appears to have protective and perhaps healing effects for failing hearts also plays a similar role in high blood pressure. They found lower-than-normal...

Gates: 'Key decisions' up to Ballmer

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said Tuesday that "key decisions" following the company's withdrawal of a $47.5 billion bid for Yahoo will be made by CEO Steve Ballmer.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

9 years ago from UPI

Shuttle ready for terminal countdown test … Possible genetic link to obesity found … Study: New computer threat is emerging … Step taken in fighting staph infections ... Health/Science news...

Study In 7,000 Men And Women Ties Obesity, Inflammatory Proteins To Heart Failure Risk

9 years ago from Science Daily

Heart specialists report what is believed to be the first wide-scale evidence linking severe overweight to prolonged inflammation of heart tissue and the subsequent damage leading to failure of the...

Genetic Breakthrough Explains Dangerously High Blood Glucose Levels

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a DNA sequence that controls the variability of blood glucose levels in people. This is a potentially significant discovery because high blood glucose levels in otherwise healthy...

Red Tide Killer Identified

9 years ago from Science Blog

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a potential “red tide killer.” read more

Measles on the rise

9 years ago from Science Blog

Nine U.S. states have reported measles cases this year, the highest incidence since 2001. Of the 64 cases, 63 occurred in people without vaccinations. read more

Valley doctor indicted in alleged OxyContin scam; DEA says he pocketed $100,000 a week

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Dealers recruited homeless from San Diego to pose as patients and get prescriptions, then sold the drugs in Tijuana, authorities say. ...

Researchers develop new ultrasensitive assay to detect most poisonous substance known

9 years ago from Biology News Net

Scientists at City of Hope and the California Department of Public Health have developed a new ultrasensitive assay to detect botulinum neurotoxin. The toxin is one of the most poisonous...

Antidepressant Found To Alleviate Symptoms Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome In Adolescents

9 years ago from Science Daily

Low-dose antidepressant therapy can significantly improve the overall quality of life for adolescents suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. The study is the first of its kind to look...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

9 years ago from UPI

Record low 2008 Arctic ice a probability … New treatment found for HIV … Increasingly intense storms threaten coral … Study finds how bacteria fight antibiotics ... Health/Science news from...

A consistent, worldwide association between short sleep duration and obesity

9 years ago from Biology News Net

A study published in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP is the first attempt to quantify the strength of the cross-sectional relationships between duration of sleep and obesity...

Studies test new approaches to islet transplantation

9 years ago from Physorg

Researchers from 11 medical centers in the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Norway have begun testing new approaches to transplanting clusters of insulin-producing islets in adults with difficult-to-control type 1...

Leek and noodle fried dumplings recalled

9 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of 1,000 cases of Leek and Oriental Noodle Fried Dumplings because of a labeling error.

Podcast: How Jews, Catholics, and Muslims have responded to creationism

9 years ago from Science Blog

Creationism and intelligent design seem to have sprung Athena-like from the head of American Protestantism. But how have Jews, Catholics, and Muslims positioned themselves in this debate? Find out in...

Reduced Emergency Room Visits For Elderly Patients Attributed To 'Virtual' Health Care Team Approach

9 years ago from Science Daily

Elderly patients suffering from chronic illnesses who receive 'virtual' care from a team of medical experts linked together via phone, fax and e-mail, make fewer emergency visits than patients who...

Don't Spoil a Good Picnic

9 years ago from Physorg

Ants and bad weather aren`t the only things that can ruin a picnic. When food gets too hot or too cold, the chances of contamination and food-borne illness increase. Taking...

OxyContin that's harder to abuse? FDA debates new version

9 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is evaluating a new version of OxyContin - the potent painkiller sometimes called "hillbilly heroin" - designed to be harder to abuse....

Vaccine success signals rethink in pneumonia care

9 years ago from SciDev

Successful vaccination against the main causes of pneumonia will complicate care of remaining cases, say J. Anthony G. Scott and Mike English.

Cheaper rabies treatment 'as effective' as standard

9 years ago from SciDev

Scientists have found that a cheap, simple way of administering the rabies vaccine gives as good an immune response as the standard treatment.

Man Regenerates Finger

9 years ago from PopSci

What do starfish, salamanders, and the Hulk have in common? They all have the power of regeneration. Starfish can regenerate their legs; salamanders can do that and a few better...

Largest Study To Date Finds Benefits Of ICDs In Children

9 years ago from Science Daily

More and more children with congenital heart disease are receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillators to maintain proper heart rhythm. ICDs were first introduced for adults in the 1980s, but little is known...

Bird flu worries increase in South Korea

9 years ago from Physorg

South Korean agriculture officials boosted the country's bird flu risk level to 'orange' this week after recent outbreaks on poultry farms.

FDA finishes 'Total Body' products study

9 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration say its testing of Total Body Formula and Total Body Mega Formula has detected hazardous amounts of chromium.

Audit: Vets with brain injury still not getting proper care

9 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many Iraq war veterans with traumatic brain injury are not getting adequate health care and job assistance for their long-term recovery despite years of government pledges to...

Did a man grow his finger back?

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Powder made from pig's bladder triggered regrowth of severed fingertip, US research company claims

Step closer to safer cancer treatment

9 years ago from Science Alert

The discovery of a protein, which can be targeted by cancer drugs, could lead to safer treatments for the disease that leave healthy cells intact.

Girl travels from Philippines to NYC for clubfoot surgery

9 years ago from AP Health

NEW YORK (AP) -- In her 15 years, Jingle Luis has never walked on the bottoms of her feet....