Health News Archive - February 21, 2010
Apart from humans, dolphins are the only animals to develop a natural form of type 2 diabetes, researchers recently discovered.
Pay-for-performance (P4P) programs are payment models that reward workers for meeting certain performance measures for quality and efficiency.
Consumers need faster, more efficient ways of being notified when there is a recall of food products.
Researchers have a new tool to understand how cancers grow -- and with it a new opportunity to identify novel cancer drugs.
Working with worms may not be your average personâ€™s idea of a good time, but for University of Toronto researcher Dr. Andrew Fraser, they are fascinating.
Findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter.
Math-based computer models are a powerful tool for discovering the details of complex living systems. John Tyson, professor of biology at Virginia Tech, is creating such models to discover how cells process information and make decisions.
A comparison of two types of minimally invasive surgery to repair kidney blockages that prevent urine from draining normally to the bladder found that robot-assisted surgery was faster and resulted in less blood loss and shorter hospital stays.
Influenza surveillance mechanisms in Mexico were adequate during the fast-spreading H1N1 outbreak in 2009, yet Mexico did not have the infrastructure to quickly identify the emergence of this novel strain, according to an Arizona State University (ASU) epidemiologist.
Marcos Frank, PhD, associate professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present information on early brain development and the importance of sleep during early life when the brain is rapidly maturing and highly changeable.
- A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
- A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.