Archive: 01/19/2011

Wireless providers target 'last untapped segment': seniors

If you think Bluetooth is a rare dental condition and an app is what you eat before the entree, you might not be a candidate for today's high-tech, whiz-bang smart phones. Instead, you might be happier with a mobile phone ...

Jan 19, 2011
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US creates new agencies for oil oversight

Three separate bodies will now oversee offshore oil resources, once handled by an agency whose poor management was exposed after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, US officials announced Wednesday.

Jan 19, 2011
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EBay 4Q revenue rises, helped by holiday shoppers

(AP) -- EBay Inc. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter revenue rose 5 percent, as the healthy holiday shopping season bolstered growth in its online marketplace and PayPal online payments business.

Jan 19, 2011
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Stroke rate rises for patients with HIV infection

While the overall hospitalization rate for stroke has declined in recent years, the numbers have jumped dramatically for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), suggesting they may be up to three times ...

Jan 19, 2011
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Living near busy roadways ups chances of allergic asthma

An international team of lung experts has new evidence from a study in shantytowns near Lima, Peru, that teens living immediately next to a busy roadway have increased risk of allergies and asthma. The odds can go up by ...

Jan 19, 2011
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Bill would make Coloradans organ donors by default

(AP) -- Some Colorado lawmakers say their state should be the first one where people become organ donors by default, even though other states' efforts have been halted by worries about making such a personal decision automatic.

Jan 19, 2011
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Researchers discover susceptibility gene for skin cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers, including those from The University of Texas at Austin, have identified a gene that plays a role in susceptibility to nonmelanoma skin cancer -- a discovery that could lead to novel strategies ...

Jan 19, 2011
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