Archive: 08/21/2009

John Madden welcomes Favre, Vick to his video game

(AP) -- It's been a busy week in professional football, with a couple of big, controversial stars - Brett Favre and Michael Vick - joining NFL rosters. No worries, though, for John Madden, because both men ...

Aug 21, 2009
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Ignition for Colombian yucca car

After a three-year slog Colombian scientists have revved up a car that runs on yucca-derived ethanol, spurring hopes that the Latin American staple could be transformed into an abundant fuel.

Aug 21, 2009
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High serum insulin levels and risk of prostate cancer

Elevated insulin levels in the normal range appear to be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study published online August 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Aug 21, 2009
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Artwork at hospitals can help in the healing process

For most people, a word-association game starting with "hospital" would yield few positive adjectives. Bland. Drab. Depressing. Institutional. And studies have found that these aesthetic unpleasantries can affect patients' ...

Aug 21, 2009
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FDA approves first drug for infantile spasms

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat infantile spasms, a rare disorder that can cause hundreds of seizures per day in children less than a year old.

Aug 21, 2009
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