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Bright stars of the brain regulate breathing

Astrocytes - brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape and previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in the regulation of breathing, according to scientists.

Jul 15, 2010
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Lawmakers look to ban drop-side cribs

(AP) -- Cribs with a side rail that moves up and down so parents can lift children from them more easily would be banned under legislation aimed at reducing infant deaths.

May 25, 2010
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Report: Most Americans still live in unclean air

(AP) -- Six in 10 Americans - about 175 million people - are living in places where air pollution often reaches dangerous levels, despite progress in reducing particle pollution, the American Lung Association said in a report ...

Apr 28, 2010
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Message Bears Repeating: Back Sleep Best for Babies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), yet a quarter of all babies, especially those of African-American descent, are not placed on ...

Apr 06, 2010
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Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money

(AP) -- The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.

Apr 05, 2010
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Program delivers healthy behaviors door-to-door

In underserved areas like North Philadelphia, existing research shows a nearly 10 percent higher smoking rate than in the general population, with a lower quit rate to boot. The consequences of this public health problem ...

Mar 01, 2010
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