Archive: 07/15/2010

Hot town, summer in the city

Heat waves may cause increased mortality but, until now, there has been no single scientific definition for the occasional bursts of hot weather that can strike during the summer months. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's ...

Jul 15, 2010
4 / 5 (2) 0

Why walking flat-footed hurts habitual high-heels wearers

Why does it hurt walking flat-footed after wearing high heels? Marco Narici and his team from Manchester Metropolitan University looked at the calf muscles of habitual high heel wearers and found that the women's muscle fibers ...

Jul 15, 2010
1 / 5 (1) 0

FDA panel rejects experimental weight loss pill

(AP) -- A panel of federal health experts dealt a surprising setback Thursday to a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., saying the drug's side effects outweigh its ability to help patients lose weight.

Jul 15, 2010
4 / 5 (1) 2

Mental health woes grow while spending declines

As the current global economic crisis drives up the demand for mental health care services, cash-strapped agencies are slashing mental health budgets, according to a new Brandeis University study out this month in the International Jo ...

Jul 15, 2010
not rated yet 0

Website, Google Earth offer 3-D views of Hawaii

(AP) -- A new website backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar says it will offer potential visitors to Hawaii the ability to view hotels, shops and tourist attractions in three dimensions and from different angles in an interactive ...

Jul 15, 2010
not rated yet 1

A Puzzling Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere

NASA-funded researchers are monitoring a big event in our planet's atmosphere. High above Earth's surface where the atmosphere meets space, a rarefied layer of gas called "the thermosphere" recently collapsed ...

Jul 15, 2010
4.4 / 5 (47) 45 | with audio podcast

Students develop a low-cost portable ventilator

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of students from MIT has devised a new low-cost ventilator to keep patients breathing in places that lack standard mechanical ventilators, or during times of emergency such as pandemics ...

Jul 15, 2010
4.3 / 5 (3) 1

The first malaria-proof mosquito

For years, researchers worldwide have attempted to create genetically altered mosquitoes that cannot infect humans with malaria. Those efforts fell short because the mosquitoes still were capable of transmitting ...

Jul 15, 2010
5 / 5 (6) 6 | with audio podcast