Archive: 31/01/2011

Reducing recurrent cardiac events by reducing stress

Following the results of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showing that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) produces a 41% reduction in fatal and non-fatal first recurrent CVD events, the European Society ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Health
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Apoptotic mechanisms of octreotide on HepG2

A research team from Greece examined the effect of octreotide on cellular proliferation, apoptosis and caspase activation in HepG2 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. The results supported the induction of caspase-mediated ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Cancer
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Addressing pregnancy, STDs with interactive program

Teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted disease (STD) are major public health issues in West Virginia. A West Virginia University faculty physician helped develop an interactive program that educates teenaged ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Health
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Introduced plants 'becoming Australian'

(PhysOrg.com) -- A number of introduced plant species have become more like natives, suggesting rapid evolution could happen far more frequently than previously thought, according to new research from UNSW.

dateJan 31, 2011 in Ecology
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One man's video game is another's exercise regime

Dr. Umit Ergin is cramming for a final exam. Standing on a balance board created by Nintendo for its Wii Fit series, Dr. Ergin -- a retired octogenarian internist who good-naturedly prefers to call himself "mid-mature" -- ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Health
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Researchers bust bat rabies stereotype

Bats tend to have a bad reputation. They sleep all day, party at night, and are commonly thought to be riddled with rabies. A study by University of Calgary researchers has confirmed that bats are not as disease-ridden as ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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