Archive: 02/24/2010

New tool developed to help guide pancreatic cyst treatment

As a result of improved imaging technology, pancreatic cysts are increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic individuals who undergo scans for other reasons. And while most of these cysts follow a benign course, a small but significant ...

dateFeb 24, 2010 in Cancer
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Researchers study potential rehab following 'mini stroke'

Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) are often called "mini strokes" for good reasons -- the short-term symptoms can mimic a stroke and up to 10 percent of first-time sufferers often experience full-blown strokes within as little ...

dateFeb 24, 2010 in Health
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UN weather meeting agrees to refine climate data

(AP) -- World weather agencies have agreed to collect more precise temperature data to improve climate change science, officials said Wednesday, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged environment ministers ...

dateFeb 24, 2010 in Environment
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Chemical element 112 named 'Copernicium'

IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) accepted the name proposed by the international discovering team around Sigurd Hofmann at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum. The team had suggested "Cp" as the chemical symbol ...

dateFeb 24, 2010 in Materials Science
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Decade of efforts in stroke documented in new report

The American Stroke Association and other organizations have spent the last decade changing the care delivery system for stroke in the United States. Now the focus must include greater emphasis on prevention and recovery, ...

dateFeb 24, 2010 in Health
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Zen meditation fends off pain

(PhysOrg.com) -- People can reduce their sensitivity to pain by thickening their brain, according to a new study published in a special issue of the American Psychological Association journal, Emotion. Resear ...

dateFeb 24, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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