Archive: 03/20/2007

New saliva test may help dentists test for breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. In 2006, the American Cancer Society estimated that there would be 212,920 new cases of invasive breast cancer, and in that year, 40,970 ...

dateMar 20, 2007 in Cancer
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Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

An educational and motivational video, designed to increase emotional well-being and use of adaptive devices in low vision patients increased knowledge but did not change behavior or emotions, says Schepens Eye Research Institute ...

dateMar 20, 2007 in Other
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Suicide: unexpected coral killer

A mysterious disease is causing the corals of the Great Barrier Reef to kill themselves - and scientists are battling to find out why.

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Unsafe sex: Do feelings matter?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adolescents and young adults currently account for fifty percent of new HIV infections on an annual basis. As a result, ongoing research and information on HIV prevention ...

dateMar 20, 2007 in Other
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Root beer may be 'safest' soft drink for teeth

Exposing teeth to soft drinks, even for a short period of time, causes dental erosion—and prolonged exposure can lead to significant enamel loss. Root beer products, however, are non-carbonated and do not contain the acids ...

dateMar 20, 2007 in Health
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Brain fends off distractions

Dutch researcher Harm Veling has demonstrated that our brains fend off distractions. If we are busy with something we suppress disrupting external influences. If we are tired, we can no longer do this.

dateMar 20, 2007 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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