Archive: 02/19/2008

Suicide spikes for U.S. middle-aged

A five-year study on suicide in the United States found a 20 percent increase in the suicide rate among 45-to-54-year-olds, out-pacing any other age group.

dateFeb 19, 2008 in Health
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FDA asked to drop soy health claims

A non-profit nutrition education organization has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to drop heart disease health claims for soy protein.

dateFeb 19, 2008 in Other
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A fresh look inside Mount St. Helens

Volcanoes are notoriously hard to study. All the action takes place deep inside, at enormous temperatures. So geophysicists make models, using what they know to develop theories about what they don’t know.

dateFeb 19, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers create first chikungunya animal model

Researchers have developed the first animal model of the infection caused by chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an emerging arbovirus associated with large-scale epidemics that hit the Indian Ocean (especially the French Island of ...

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Women who suffered child abuse spend more on health care

Middle-aged women who suffered physical or sexual abuse as children spend up to one-third more than average in health-care costs, according to a long-term study of more than 3,000 women. Even decades after the abuse ended, ...

dateFeb 19, 2008 in Other
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'NMR on a chip' features magnetic mini-sensor

A super-sensitive mini-sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology can detect nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in tiny samples of fluids flowing through a novel microchip. The prototype ...

dateFeb 19, 2008 in General Physics
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