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Health News Archive - February 20, 2010

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Sex addiction may be a big problem for many star athletes and top celebrities, but it is also big business for clinics offering treatment.

Scientists are reporting the first-ever data to show that the enzyme calcineurin is critical in controlling normal development and function of heart cells, and that loss of the protein leads to heart problems and death in genetically modified mice.

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Göttingen-based Max Planck researcher decodes a molecular process that controls the growth of nerve cells.

Even among patients who have taken aspirin in proximity to an image-guided percutaneous biopsy, risk of major bleeding associated with the procedure is low.

Tiny bits of molecular "trash" found in circulating blood appear to be good predictors of cardiovascular disease and untimely death, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

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In a national poll aimed at helping with planning efforts for a public health response to a possible bioterrorism attack, researchers have found that, in response to a fictional scenario describing a significant anthrax attack in their city or town, most Americans (89%) will likely follow public health recommendations to obtain prophylactic antibiotics.