Archive: 06/15/2009

Obesity surgery thins bones, but enough to break?

(AP) -- It isn't just the thunder thighs that shrink after obesity surgery. Melting fat somehow thins bones, too. Doctors don't yet know how likely patients' bones are to thin enough to break in the years after surgery. ...

Jun 15, 2009
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FDA urges caution in weighing risks of ADHD drugs

(AP) -- Federal health regulators are urging parents to keep their children on attention deficit drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, despite new evidence from a government-backed study that the stimulants can increase the risk ...

Jun 15, 2009
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Scientists discover magnetic superatoms

A team of Virginia Commonwealth University scientists has discovered a 'magnetic superatom' - a stable cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table - that one day may be used to ...

Jun 15, 2009
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Find your own place on the Red Planet

Arizona State University researchers and scientists have created two new features for Google Earth 5.0, the popular online application that lets users tour Earth, the starry sky, and the Red Planet Mars.

Jun 15, 2009
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New method separates cancer cells from normal cells

The vast majority of cancer deaths are due to metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from its primary site to other parts of the body. These metastatic cells tend to move more than their non-metastatic variants but this movement ...

Jun 15, 2009
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Researchers Skeptical of Claims by Online Dating Sites

With an estimated 40 percent of the 100 million U.S. singles trying online dating, researchers at the University of Arkansas caution users that some Web sites’ claims of scientific justification may be “junk science.”

Jun 15, 2009
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