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2009-01-26 12:16:00

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2009-01-13 09:45:11

Taking commonly prescribed kinds of postmenopausal hormones could speed up the loss of brain tissue in women ahead of what happens normally with age.

2008-12-01 09:47:15

In a study published in the December 2008 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers found that lifetime protection is obtained from just one vaccination, even when that vaccination occurred as much as 88 years ago.

2008-12-01 07:45:00

Brazilian officials say the destruction of the Amazon rainforest has accelerated for the first time in four years; the government said the figure could have been a lot worse if it had not taken action against illegal logging.

2008-11-27 10:06:17

As the holidays arrive, a group of researchers has identified the precise mechanisms by which binge drinking contributes to clogs in arteries that lead to heart attack and stroke.

2008-10-30 15:00:30

Freezing a defined benefit (DB) pension will involve increased costs, reduced benefits, or some combination of these, according to a new research brief issued today by the National Institute on Retirement Security.

2008-10-27 06:00:23

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation today welcomed an announcement by the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommending the use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for patients with chronic neuropathic pain.

2008-10-08 12:00:37

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanford Health (http://www.sanfordhealth.org/) announced today exercise, heat stress and athletic performance expert Michael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM has joined the team. Internationally known for his research and work with athletes, Dr.

2008-10-02 03:00:37

By Browder, Diane M Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Courtade, Ginevra; Gibbs, Susan L; Flowers, Claudia ABSTRACT: This study evaluated the impact of a curriculum called the Early Literacy Skills Builder on the language and early literacy skills of students with significant developmental disabilities.

2008-09-11 21:00:08

By Helen Dennis Dear Readers: Today's column continues last week's discussion, in which reader D.H. expressed a desire to convince her 74-year-old sister that her sedentary lifestyle likely will have a negative effect on how long and how well she lives.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.