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Health News Archive - February 02, 2009

Shopping locally may not be as good for the environment as having food delivered, according to new research by the University of Exeter (UK).

A troubling number of U.S. residents are enduring mental health and familial problems as a result of the ongoing economic crisis, psychologists say. Psychologist Nancy Molitor of Wilmette, Ill., said an increasing number of U.S.

Men who experience erectile dysfunction between the ages of 40 and 49 are twice as likely to develop heart disease than men without dysfunction, according to a new Mayo Clinic study.

Using a special MRI technique, researchers have determined that the location and degree of airway narrowing in the lungs of asthma sufferers can be markedly persistent over time. The findings will be published in the February issue of Radiology.

BOHEMIA, N.Y., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- GAC International (www.gacintl.com) announced today the launch of its newest option in ceramic brackets, Mystique(R) MB.

A new technique combining computed tomography (CT) with fiber-coated surgical microcoils allows physicians to successfully locate and remove small lung nodules without the need for a more invasive procedure, according to a new study published in the February issue of Radiology.

Cherry 7UP Antioxidant Allows Consumers to Cherry Pick Their Antioxidant PLANO, Texas, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Just in time for the perfect Valentine's Day toast, the 7UP brand is romancing consumers with its latest creation - Cherry 7UP Antioxidant.

Genetics is the most important factor in explaining the link between early sleep problems and later depression, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in the journal Sleep, said 46 percent of the genetic influences on sleep at age 10 were the same as those that influenced a child at age 8.

Patients with leg pain caused by arterial disease may be able to forego treatment of the affected artery by participating in hospital-supervised exercise, according to a new study published in the February issue of Radiology.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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