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2010-11-17 21:04:31

Many mental health disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, produce changes in social behavior or interactions.

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2010-11-15 10:45:14

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore report that a new, highly sensitive investigative blood test may help predict the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death much earlier than previously possible in older people who do not have symptoms of heart failure.

2010-08-03 12:48:57

A program pairing healthy young adults with urban middle school students helped the adolescents adopt healthy habits, active lifestyles and a healthy weight.

2010-07-19 12:12:00

Faith-Based Volunteers Provide "Safe Haven" for Testing BALTIMORE, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of volunteers and medical staff took to the streets of Baltimore's communities to encourage individuals to visit one of fourteen free HIV testing locations located across the city.

2010-07-02 16:20:50

Asking parents just two simple screening questions could help health care providers and social workers to easily and quickly identify families whose young children are suffering from hunger, enabling early interventions that could prevent serious health consequences.

2010-07-01 14:52:36

For the first time, scientists have linked a brain compound called kynurenic acid to cognition, possibly opening doors for new ways to enhance memory function and treat catastrophic brain diseases.

2010-06-25 13:18:43

Scientists are finding more variation in the human genome than they had previously expected, now that new technologies are allowing researchers a closer look at the genomes of many individuals.

2010-06-17 14:00:00

From West Baltimore to West Africa ZARIA, Nigeria, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director, Dr.

2010-06-15 16:13:42

A hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar levels may also influence a person's sensitivity to sweet-tasting foods.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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