Archive: 08/25/2006

Study: Snuff users tend to obesity

A Swedish study finds that people who use snuff are more likely to be overweight and to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Aug 25, 2006
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Milwaukee tops U.S. cities for drinking

Milwaukee, sometimes called "The Nation's Watering Hole," has been named the hardest-drinking city in America in a new Forbes.com ranking.

Aug 25, 2006
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Laser surgery saves twins' lives

A new laser surgery is being used to save the lives of identical twins suffering from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, or TTTS.

Aug 25, 2006
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ORNL Jaguar supercomputer surpasses 50 teraflops

An upgrade to the Cray XT3 supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the most powerful supercomputer available for general scientific research in the United States, has increased the system's computing ...

Aug 25, 2006
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Samsung Unveils Dual T-DMB Mobile Phone at IFA

Good news for mobile TV users! Up to now, the Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) standard was restricted to just four TV channels in Germany. Soon, however, avid viewers could in theory be spoiled for choice with as many ...

Aug 25, 2006
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Martian Misinformation

On Sunday, August 27th, Mars will be far from Earth, dim and unremarkable. In short, a total bore. That's news? It is when a widely-read email claims just the opposite.

Aug 25, 2006
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How modern were European Neandertals?

Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, ...

Aug 25, 2006
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Berries beneficial for brains

If humans are anything like rats, scientists at Tufts University in Boston may be on the road to discovering the fountain of youth for the human brain.

Aug 25, 2006
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Suspicion lingers over bisphenol A and breast cancer

Bisphenol A, a common industrial chemical claimed to speed the growth of human breast and ovarian cancers, retains its carcinogenic properties even after being modified by body processes, report Indiana University and University ...

Aug 25, 2006
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