Archive: 06/18/2009

False test results seen in maternal screening

(AP) -- A massive effort to test pregnant women for a deadly germ they can spread to their babies has yielded a bad surprise - a high rate of wrong test results that led some infants to miss out on treatment.

dateJun 18, 2009 in Health
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Man who lost sense of smell assumed Zicam safe

(AP) -- He was like millions of other consumers who sometimes take vitamins or echinacea, hoping to build up his immunity or ward off a cold. He figured alternative remedies were as safe as a spoonful of honey. ...

dateJun 18, 2009 in Other
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Help for climate-stressed corals

Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the world's coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change according to a study by the ARC Centre ...

dateJun 18, 2009 in Environment
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Fallopian tubes offer new stem cell source

Human tissues normally discarded after surgical procedures could be a rich additional source of stem cells for regenerative medicine. New research from BioMed Central's open access Journal of Translational Medicine shows ...

dateJun 18, 2009 in Medical research
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Survey: Elderly, poor narrow broadband service gap

(AP) -- Some groups that have lagged in signing up for high-speed Internet service, like the elderly, the poor and rural residents, have started to gain on those who have had a head start, according to a new survey.

dateJun 18, 2009 in Telecom
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British Climate Act 'failed before it started'

The British Climate Act is flawed and comprised of unrealistic and unobtainable targets, writes US academic Roger A Pielke Jr, in a journal paper published in IOP Publishing's Environmental Research Letters.

dateJun 18, 2009 in Environment
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Local food environments can lead to obesity

Living in an area with more fast food outlets and convenience stores than supermarkets and grocers has been associated with obesity in a Canadian study. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health have s ...

dateJun 18, 2009 in Health
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Humans related to orangutans, not chimps

New evidence underscores the theory of human origin that suggests humans most likely share a common ancestor with orangutans, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh and the Buffalo Museum of ...

dateJun 18, 2009 in Evolution
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