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2010-11-24 10:03:47

So, why are we fat? And getting fatter? Most people would say it's simple: We eat too much and exercise too little.

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2010-11-18 06:25:00

A quick blast of radio waves to the nerves of the kidneys can help control high blood pressure in patients who do not respond to conventional treatment.

2010-11-04 10:57:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) proves that the right kind of brain training can produce cognitive improvements that transfer to real-world skills.

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2010-09-23 06:25:00

The parasite that causes the most deadly strain of malaria in humans appears to have originally crossed the species barrier from gorillas.

2010-09-03 13:03:30

Cigarette smoke shuts off a key enzyme in airways that regulates the body's response to inflammation.

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2010-06-10 09:20:21

A new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) confirms the relationship between depression and abdominal obesity, which has been linked to an increased risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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2010-05-29 07:45:00

Finding a tick usually involves a squeamish self-examination. Now there's a new way to find the pesky, disease-laden critters called -- via satellite!

2010-05-28 14:05:01

NEJM authors: Physicians should consider this when tailoring treatment plans to beat stroke.

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2010-05-18 11:36:35

Research by a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) professor shows an association between hearing loss and the use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.

2010-05-09 07:59:59

The world's scientific community may be one step closer to understanding age-related memory loss, and to developing a drug that might help boost memory.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.