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2009-02-01 08:20:00

A new study from the University of North Carolina suggests that nurses with occupational exposure to hospital cleaning products and medical instrument disinfectants have a greater risk of developing asthma.

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2009-01-22 09:42:33

Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire.

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2009-01-21 07:10:00

What would you do if you learned that some of your favorite foods turned out to be counterfeit?

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2008-12-30 16:05:00

Researchers have discovered that grazing animals such as deer and rabbits are actually helping to spread plant disease.

2008-12-23 09:11:18

First Such Tool Will Help Spur Prevention Efforts, Says New Study by Weill Cornell Medical College and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2008-12-02 13:28:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the N.C. Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2009-10 academic year at the college information site, CFNC.org.

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2008-12-01 14:02:49

Older adults who exercise regularly show increased cerebral blood flow and a greater number of small blood vessels in the brain, according to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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2008-11-26 09:22:02

The coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that sickened more than 8,000 people – and killed nearly 800 of them – may have originated in bats, but the actual animal source is not known.

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2008-11-12 13:12:21

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that text messaging could be used to reduce children’s chances of becoming overweight or obese later in life, by helping them monitor and modify their own behaviors now.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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