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Obesity Can Increase Dementia Risk By Up To 80 Percent, Study Suggests

15 years ago from Science Daily

Obesity may increase adults' risk for having dementia. Obesity increases the risk of dementia in general by 42 percent, Alzheimer's by 80 percent and vascular dementia by 73 percent. Being...

Gates: 'Key decisions' up to Ballmer

15 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.

Red Tide Killer Identified

15 years ago from Science Blog

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

Treating Stomach Bacteria May Prevent Cancer

15 years ago from Science Blog

Prompt treatment of a microbe that causes stomach ulcers and other ailments can reverse damage to the lining of the stomach and ultimately prevent one of the most lethal forms...

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

15 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

15 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...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

15 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

15 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...

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

15 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...

Cheaper rabies treatment 'as effective' as standard

15 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

15 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...

Sick Children Should Be Tranferred To Specialty Hospitals Sooner, Study Suggests

15 years ago from Science Daily

Critically ill children admitted to the pediatric intensive care units of regional medical centers from smaller hospitals are sicker than those admitted directly from those centers' own emergency rooms, a...

Largest Study To Date Finds Benefits Of ICDs In Children

15 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

15 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

15 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

15 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?

15 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

15 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

15 years ago from AP Health

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

Biomarker Predicts Malignancy Potential Of HG-PIN Lesions In The Prostate

15 years ago from Science Daily

Men whose prostate cancer screenings show high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia may find themselves in limbo, "stuck" between diagnoses -- they are told prostate cancer has not yet developed, but...

Sexes face separate dementia risks - study

15 years ago from The Guardian - Science

French researchers found link with strokes in men, and connection to coping with daily life in women

Chemicals From Teflon, Scotchgard Found in Human Breast Milk

15 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers have detected perfluorinated compounds, used to make Teflon, Scotchgard and grease-resistant food packaging, in human milk samples from 45 nursing mothers in Massachusetts. This is the first study to...

U.S. Senate looks at ban on bisphenol A

15 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. Senate are proposing a bill to ban the chemical bisphenol A from plastic products made for infants and young...

Really?: The Claim: Tilt Your Head Back to Treat a Nosebleed

15 years ago from NY Times Science

Medical experts say that what most people know about nosebleeds is wrong.

Vital Statistics: In Hepatitis Trends, Good News and Bad

15 years ago from NY Times Science

Rates of new hepatitis A and B infections have declined to the lowest levels ever recorded, but rates of hepatitis C infections increased slightly.

Vital Signs: Nostrums: Study Critiques Antioxidant Supplements

15 years ago from NY Times Science

A review of 67 randomized trials of antioxidant supplements has found no evidence that they prolong life.

Memory Training Shown to Turn Up Brainpower

15 years ago from NY Times Science

A new study has found that it may be possible to train people to be more intelligent, increasing the brainpower they had at birth.

Genes Explain Race Disparity in Response to a Heart Drug

15 years ago from NY Times Science

A discovery raises questions about whom to treat with beta blockers and how to decide, researchers say.