Archive: 03/18/2010

Using stem cells to mend damaged hips

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bone stem cells could in future be used instead of bone from donors as part of an innovative new hip replacement treatment, according to scientists at the University of Southampton.

Mar 18, 2010
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Value Of Science Education Examined

The new blueprint for a revamped Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- commonly referred to as the No Child Left Behind Act -- is raising concerns among science and education experts.

Mar 18, 2010
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AP Enterprise: NASA, cruise line got flu shots

(AP) -- Last fall, as swine flu cases mounted and parents desperately sought to protect their kids, the hard-to-get vaccine was handed out in some surprising places: the Royal Caribbean cruise line, the headquarters of drug ...

Mar 18, 2010
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Study: Child health may suffer in strong economy

A short-term economic boom is not always a good thing for children in developing nations, according to a new study in the Journal of Political Economy. The study found that when Colombia's coffee trade suddenly booms, illnes ...

Mar 18, 2010
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Palm's phone sales slump and its stock dives

(AP) -- Palm Inc. reported sales figures Thursday that showed it's having a difficult time getting consumers to pay attention to its phones in a market dominated by iPhones and BlackBerrys. The company's ...

Mar 18, 2010
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Extreme obesity affecting more children at younger ages

Extreme obesity is affecting more children at younger ages, with 12 percent of black teenage girls, 11.2 percent of Hispanic teenage boys, 7.3 percent of boys and 5.5 percent of girls now classified as extremely obese, according ...

Mar 18, 2010
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