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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.

2010-06-03 16:23:16

The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can vary greatly between healthy women.

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2010-03-01 12:40:00

Children exposed to cocaine in the womb face serious consequences from the drug, but fortunately not in certain critical physical and cognitive areas as previously believed.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.