Archive: 7/12/2009

Facebook creates online safety board

(AP) -- Social networking site Facebook on Monday said it is creating a global safety advisory board to protect its users against online predators such as sex offenders.

dateDec 07, 2009 in Internet
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New computer model could lead to safer stents

After suffering heart attacks, patients often receive stents designed to hold their arteries open. Some of these stents release drugs that are meant to halt tissue growth in arteries, but can have life-threatening side effects ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Medical research
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White, but not pure

Even the snow on Aconcagua Mountain in the Andes is polluted with PCBs. An international team of researchers detected low concentrations of these toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds in samples taken from America's highest ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Environment
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A virtual physician's conference

Telemedicine facilitates communication between family physicians, hospitals and nursing services -- yet current solutions lack flexibility and are consequently very expensive. A new software program is now available that ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Software
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New screening tool helps identify children at risk

When a baby is born, new parents often wonder, "Will he be the next President of the United States?" or "Could she be the one to find a cure for cancer?" But the underlying question for many specialists is, "Is this child ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Health
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