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Anti-Depressants Likely Do More Harm Than Good
2012-04-24 10:47:44

Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.

Aspirin Ingredient Triggers Possible Cancer, Diabetes-Fighting Protein
2012-04-21 05:25:56

An international team of scientists has discovered a link between the active ingredient in aspirin and a protein which helps regulate cell growth and metabolism -- a link which could mean that the same anti-inflammatory medication and pain reliever might potentially be able to help treat cancer and prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

Studies Indicate Fructose Not Responsible For Weight Gain
2012-02-21 09:14:33

According to a new study released this week, people who consumed a bit of extra fructose baked into breads or sprinkled into drinks did not gain additional weight compared to those who had other types of carbohydrates instead as long as they ate the same number of total calories.

The Star Factory: Observing Arp 220
2012-02-20 04:07:11

The galaxy Arp 220 is home to several giant star clusters—about 10 million solar masses—that are twice as massive as any comparable star cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy.

2012-02-16 11:17:48

For decades, the blood thinner heparin has been used to prevent and treat blood clots.

2012-02-07 12:11:36

Closing elementary and secondary schools can help slow the spread of infectious disease and should be considered as a control measure during pandemic outbreaks.

2012-01-12 13:28:34

An irregular heartbeat that you don't even feel but can be picked up by a pacemaker is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, says a new McMaster University study.

For College Students, Regular Exercise Not A Priority
2012-01-02 11:10:14

Many things are left behind with childhood, and for college students regular exercise seems to be one of them, a new Canadian study suggests.

2011-12-23 00:56:02

Drugs used to overcome cancer may also combat antibiotic resistance.

2011-12-22 12:23:00

McMaster University researchers have found consistent evidence that use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with breast cancer globally.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.