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2011-01-24 18:27:47

A long-term study has found that children who scored lower on measures of self-control as young as age 3 were more likely to have health problems, substance dependence, financial troubles and a criminal record by the time they reached age 32.

2011-01-18 15:27:56

The amount of uric acid in one's joints may increase the likelihood of severe osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis worldwide.

2011-01-13 00:00:41

North Carolina patients exposed to dangerous medical conditions after participating in discredited cancer treatments based on flawed research Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 North Carolina law firm HensonFuerst Attorneys is launching an investigation after the latest news reports concerning faulty cancer research conducted by Dr.

2011-01-04 15:28:10

A tiny light source and sensors at the end of an endoscope may provide a more accurate way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus.

2010-12-13 21:15:08

A key focus of the health care debate has involved immigrants and their impact on the U.S. health care system.

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2010-12-10 06:30:00

Using lasers to contain some ultra-chilled atoms, a team of scientists has measured the viscosity or stickiness of a gas often considered to be the sixth state of matter.

2010-12-08 15:01:30

The brain's visual neurons continually develop predictions of what they will perceive and then correct erroneous assumptions as they take in additional external information.

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2010-12-02 07:48:55

What sets mankind's closest relatives — monkeys, apes, and other primates — apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs — particularly rainfall— that take their toll on other animals.

2010-11-30 21:19:26

Long a staple of nature documentaries, the somewhat bizarre development of a grub-like pink marsupial embryo outside the mother's womb is curious in another way.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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