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  • 12/10/2008
    According to a new study, frozen embryos have a better chance of yielding healthy babies than do fresh fertilized eggs.
  • 12/6/2008
    In the last year, about 750,000 patients sought cheaper, friendlier, safer medical treatment via 'medical tourism', outside the borders of the US, mostly in Asia and Latin America - and in Europe too, for that matter.
  • 12/4/2008
    A new study just published in The Journal of Endodontics has found that root canals require less follow-up care than tooth implants, although the success rate for the two procedures is about equal.
  • 12/1/2008
    The 27-nation European Union has enacted laws aimed to progressively curtail the availability of herbal and traditional medicinal products.
  • 11/28/2008
    The average hand hosts 150 different species of bacteria, and women's hands teem with more varieties of bacteria than do men's.
  • 11/25/2008
    A recent PBS documentary profiles women who have tested positive for the BRCA gene mutation, which according to "reputable" medical sources, puts those women at an 85 percent lifetime chance of developing breast cancer, and a 50 to 60 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer.
  • 11/21/2008
    A new study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that vitamins C and E are useless in preventing coronary events.
  • 11/21/2008
    Because obese people, or those with the gene variant, get more excited thinking about food but less pleasure from actually eating it, they have to eat more than thin people do in order to activate enough dopamine to get the reward that they crave.
  • 11/18/2008
    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that by taking testosterone supplements, older women can restore their sexual desire to pre-menopausal levels.
  • 11/15/2008
    Earlier this week, Google launched its new "flu trends" service, which reports the spread of any flu outbreak in real-time by tracking search queries on any terms related to the flu on a daily basis, by locale.
  • 11/13/2008
    According to an article in PLoS Medicine, scientific journals are not the most reliable source for finding out about the true state of research science.
  • 11/11/2008
    Enough children get kidney stones these days that hospitals such as Johns Hopkins are establishing dedicated pediatric kidney stone clinics.
  • 11/8/2008
    Recently a new strain of MRSA has demonstrated resistance to the antibiotic Zyvox, which was considered to be the one solution that would work when all other antibiotics failed.
  • 11/4/2008
    According to a study out of Kingston University in London, many wines contain heavy metals up to 200 times the amount considered safe.
  • 11/1/2008
    New research out of the University of Oxford in England has confirmed a strong link between eating meat and dairy and the development of prostate cancer.
  • 10/30/2008
    According to the latest statistics from the CDC, the United States ranks 29th in the world in infant mortality, tying Slovakia and Poland but lagging behind Cuba and most developed nations.
  • 10/28/2008
    Recent research at the University of South Carolina has confirmed that magnetic therapy relieves depression.
  • 10/22/2008
    A research team at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England, discovered that a substance in apple pectin binds to a tumor-producing protein called galectin 3, thereby preventing the progression of cancer within the body.
  • 10/17/2008
    The FDA recently decided to respond to the avalanche of criticism coming its way of late by hiring a public relations firm to "put a sheen on its image" due to it's latest scandal.
  • 10/15/2008
    An article in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reports that children immunized against the flu stood an equal chance of getting the flu, visiting the doctor, and ending up in the hospital as did the kids who never got the vaccine.
  • 10/10/2008
    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that when you take in too many calories, your brain sends immune cells to attack and destroy invaders that don't exist, which triggers a chain of devastating events.
  • 10/7/2008
    A new investigation from Consumer Reports reveals that more than one-third of 27 test breakfast cereals had at least as much sugar as a glazed Dunkin Donut, affecting the health and diet of many.
  • 10/3/2008
    A new study on Vytorin/Inegy found that in addition to having little proven benefit, it may actually cause an increase in cancers affecting all major areas of the body.
  • 9/30/2008
    Researchers found that the subjects who had spent the most time in outdoor pools as children had by far the highest incidence of asthma.
  • 9/26/2008
    A recent study has found that acupuncture beats the pants off of drug therapy in reducing hot flashes.

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