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America Consumes 80% World's Painkillers
2012-05-11 13:01:26

According to a congressional testimony by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, 80 percent of the world's painkillers are consumed in the U.S.

Possible Way To Prevent Brain Cell Death Discovered
2012-05-07 03:29:28

In a new study, a team of UK researchers have reportedly found a way to prevent brain cell death in mice -- a discovery which could ultimately lead to improved treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative ailments in humans.

Japan-Nuclear-Reactor
2012-05-06 07:11:37

For the first time in four decades, Japan will be without nuclear power, as the last of its 50 reactors was shut down Saturday.

Two Blind Men Receive Some Sight Through Eye Implants
2012-05-04 05:05:10

Two blind men have received sight for the first time in years due to new advances in medical science.

Critically Endangered Frogs Surviving In New Home
2012-05-03 13:14:48

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust reports that a critically endangered frog species has found new hope in a new home.

Possible Blood Test to Help Predict Breast Cancer
2012-05-02 05:19:32

A new study finds that breast cancer can possibly be predicted with a genetic test, years before the cancer develops. It would be in the form of a blood test to help see how genes are changed by environmental factors like alcohol and hormones.

Brazil's Congress Votes To Ease Deforestation Rules
2012-04-27 07:04:22

Brazilian lawmakers have passed controversial new legislation that eases regulations regarding the amount of land that farmers must preserve as forest, a move that critics argue weakens environmental protections efforts and could lead to increased deforestation in the Amazon and other regions.

Website Covering Chinese Scandal Targeted By Hackers
2012-04-23 04:26:51

An American, Chinese-language website that been detailing the scandal of a former Chinese Communist Party official claims that they were the victim of a cyberattack on Friday.

100 Times More Groundwater In Africa Than Surface Water
2012-04-21 05:01:01

Researchers say they have created the most detailed map yet of groundwater across the entire continent of Africa.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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