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2012-03-30 08:12:51

A new study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people suffering from a common form of sleep disorder are also increasing their risk of depression, reports Health.com. In the new research, men who are diagnosed with sleep apnea have been found to be more than twice as likely as other men to show signs of clinical depression. And researchers saw a bigger risk when looking at the link in women with sleep apnea: a fivefold risk increase...

2012-03-09 10:29:30

The first findings from a nationally representative HIV survey were presented today at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) in Seattle, WA. The Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS) found that overall HIV prevalence, or percentage of the population living with HIV infection, is 31% among adults ages 18-49. This figure matches the 2006 Demographic Health Survey findings for the same age group, indicating that the HIV epidemic in Swaziland...

2012-01-11 10:50:03

An article released January 10 in PLoS ONE entitled, Zoonotic Viruses Associated with Illegally Imported Wildlife Products, from a collaborative study led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), identified evidence of retroviruses and herpesviruses in illegally imported wildlife products confiscated at several U.S. international airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental-Houston and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International....

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.