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2012-05-08 09:41:28

Living close to a major highway poses a significant risk to heart attack survivors, reinforcing the need to isolate housing developments from heavy traffic areas.

Researchers Identify Successful Strategies For Weight Loss
2012-04-10 08:33:24

Despite nearly a third of Americans now being obese, as many as 70 percent say they are trying to lose weight, and many do, according to new research.

2012-01-25 14:36:32

Physicians advising men whether to be screened for prostate cancer with a PSA test must rely more on available evidence when recommending screening, biopsies and treatments rather than long held beliefs that PSA-based testing is beneficial for all, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center prostate expert Marc B. Garnick, MD, says.

Losing A Loved Can Increase Heart Attack Risk
2012-01-10 10:36:14

According to a new study, the newly bereaved are at a greatly increased risk of having a heart attack after the death of a loved one.

Experimental Potential HIV Vaccine Proves Promising In Monkeys
2012-01-05 10:02:23

An experimental vaccine tested in rhesus monkeys helped protect them from getting infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) -- the primate version of HIV and AIDS -- and appears to make the disease more manageable in those who aren’t protected.

2011-11-08 21:28:03

Many complications of diabetes, including kidney disease, foot problems and vision problems are generally well recognized.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.