Archive: 09/8/2009

Infertility and the battle of the sexes

About 10% of all couples hoping for a baby have fertility problems. Environmentalists say pollution is to blame and psychiatrists point to our stressful lifestyles, but evolutionary biologist Dr. Oren Hasson of Tel Aviv University's ...

Sep 08, 2009
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Lapatinib shows minimal effect against liver cancer

Use of the molecularly targeted agent lapatinib to delay tumor growth and improve the survival of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer, only benefited certain subgroups of patients. While results ...

Sep 08, 2009
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How accurate are hospital report cards?

A key statistic that consumer groups and the media often use when compiling hospital report cards and national rankings can be misleading, researchers report in a new study.

Sep 08, 2009
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Rivals to form UK's top mobile operator

(AP) -- Deutsche Telekom AG and France Telecom SA said Tuesday they intend to combine their British mobile phone units - shaking up the country's intensely competitive market and forming the country's biggest mobile operator.

Sep 08, 2009
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FDA requires faster food safety reporting

(AP) -- Food makers will be required to alert government officials of potentially contaminated products within 24 hours under a new rule designed to help federal regulators spot food safety issues sooner.

Sep 08, 2009
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Arctic oil: A boon for nest predators

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other groups reveals how oil development in the Artic is impacting some bird populations by providing "subsidized housing" ...

Sep 08, 2009
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K-12 education should include engineering

The introduction of K-12 engineering education has the potential to improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness about what engineers do and of engineering as a potential career, ...

Sep 08, 2009
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