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U.S. EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities -report

The United States has made progressin reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remainsto reduce risks for the...

Researchers reverse autism symptoms in mice by paring extra synapses

Although many things have gone wrong inthe autistic brain, scientists have recently been focusing onone of the most glaring:...

For older women, working out may keep heart rates regular

Physically active older womenare less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation, the mostcommon form of irregular heartbeat,...

Former Tennessee Titans player Tim Shaw says he has ALS

Former Tennessee Titanslinebacker Tim Shaw revealed he has ALS, also known as LouGehrig's disease, in a video that shows...

Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in 4 years

The number of foreigners traveling toSwitzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-yearperiod, a study published...

Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned outacross Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security anddistrusting parents...

Pennsylvania coroner says starvation contributed to boy's death

Starvation was a factor in thedeath of a 9-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, boy whose bodywas found partially decomposed...

EU regulator warns on possible MS drugs side effects

Europe's drug safety regulator saidmultiple sclerosis treatments known as interferon beta drugsneed stronger label warnings...

More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

The stress of caring for afamily member with dementia may take a toll on health over time,but a new study suggests that even...

Heinz to tighten supplier controls in China after infant food scare

U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Cosaid on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredientssuppliers in China after it was forced...

Older people perform better in the morning, study finds

Older adults are better able toignore distractions and to perform demanding cognitive tasks inthe morning, a new study suggests....

Robin Williams was sober, had early Parkinson's at death -wife

Robin Williams was sober andsuffering from early stages of Parkinson's disease as well asanxiety and depression at the time...

Maternal singing calms preemies and their mothers: study

For preemies, the combination ofhearing mother's voice softly singing while being held againsther skin can have a number...

Childhood growth hormone treatment tied to stroke risk

Children who receive growthhormone to treat short stature or hormone deficiency may be atan increased risk of strokes caused...

Study links higher caffeine consumption with lower tinnitus risk

Tinnitus, an annoying ringing orbuzzing in the ears, was less likely to occur in women whoconsumed the most caffeine, in...

Controversial studies say lowest sodium intake may pose risks

Two newly-published studies addgrains of salt to the conventional wisdom that you shouldconsume as little sodium as possible,...

Oklahoma looks for limited medical test of marijuana-related product

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin saidon Wednesday she would support a limited medical trial in herstate for a derivative of...

Intel explores wearable devices for Parkinson's disease research

Intel Corp plans to use wearablegadgets such as smart watches to monitor patients withParkinson's disease and collect data...

Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age

Eating baked or broiled fish atleast once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hithard by aging, according to...

GN Resound pins hopes on hearing aid for iPhone generation

Denmark's GN Resound is banking on ahearing aid packed with bluetooth-like technology that letsusers listen to calls and...

Irregular heart rhythm during surgery tied to stroke risk

A large new U.S. study findsthat people who developed irregular heart rhythms duringhospital stays for surgery were more...

Pfizer to help 23andMe unravel genetic ties to bowel disease

Home genetics company 23andMe on Tuesday said ithopes to uncover gene mutations linked to inflammatory boweldisease (IBD)...

Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

Blood vessel tears that lead tostrokes may be associated with - but not necessarily caused by -treatments involving neck...

Regardless of location, concussions serious: study

Concussions in high schoolfootball players are equally serious no matter where on the headthe hit occurred, according to...

For pro-soccer players, concussion increases risk of other injuries: study

Professional soccer players whosustain a concussion are more likely to suffer another injuryover the next year than players...

Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mountingwave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew aboutpossible...

Diabetes-related amputations more common in poor areas

People with diabetes who live inthe poorest areas of California are about twice as likely to endup with their legs or feet...

Scientists retract narcolepsy study linked to GSK vaccine

Scientists who believed they had startedto decipher links between a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic fluvaccine and the sleep...

Experimental non-invasive tests detect rare brain disease

An analysis of two experimentaltests for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease shows that cells in the noseor a urine sample can detect...

New York teen wins $50,000 prize for invention aiding Alzheimer's patients

A New York teenager whose grandfathersuffers from Alzheimer's disease won a $50,000 science prize fordeveloping wearable...

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