TRUST study data supports safety and efficacy of erlotinib for advanced lung cancer
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University of Hawaii at Manoa professor co-authors study on tennis grunting effects
A new study supports the safety and efficacy profile of erlotinib, a highly potent oral active, reversible inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine-kinase activity in a large heterogeneous non-small cell lung cancer population.
Vigorous exercise reduces breast cancer risk in African-American women
You've heard them at tennis matches -- a loud, emphatic grunt with each player's stroke. A University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher has studied the impact of these grunts and come up with some surprising findings.
Vitamin D levels lower in African-Americans
Vigorous exercise of more than two hours per week reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in postmenopausal African-American women by 64 percent, compared to women of the same race who do not exercise, according to researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Women who get dental care have lower risk of heart disease, says study
African-American women had lower vitamin D levels than white women, and vitamin D deficiency was associated with a greater likelihood for aggressive breast cancer, according to data presented at the Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.
Genetic Glitch Tied to Disrupted Sperm Production
A new study led by a UC Berkeley health researcher suggests that women who get dental care reduce their risk of heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular problems by at least one-third.
Pictures: Five-Foot Fossil Penguin Revealed
HealthDay - THURSDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The cause of male infertility
often escapes experts, but scientists have found a genetic mutation that
appears to disrupt sperm production.
Aquamation: A Greener Alternative to Cremation?
See how a giant new species of red-and-gray penguin might have looked 36 million years ago, based on fossil-feather evidence.
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Whale breathalyser rewarded with Ig Nobel
Since climate change has piqued the world's environmental awareness, it has become clear that death, despite being the most natural of processes, is bad for the environment.
Ig Nobel Prizes: Fruit-Bat Fellatio and Other Crazy Science
An ingenious method to breathalyse a whale using a remote control helicopter wins a spoof Nobel.
Bankrupt VeraSun won't pursue individual farmers
LiveScience.com - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Fruit bats enjoy fellatio. Wearing socks
on the outside of shoes prevents slipping and falling. Riding a roller coaster
can relieve symptoms of asthma.
Aquamation: A Greener Alternative to Cremation?
AP - Midwest corn farmers who received official letters from bankrupt ethanol producer VeraSun Energy Corp. asking for money back can breathe a little easier.
Found: New Planet Gliese 581g Is Habitable Like Earth
Time.com - Since climate change has piqued the world's environmental awareness, it has become clear that death, despite being the most natural of processes, is bad for the environment.
Dinosaurs Were Taller Than Thought
Time.com - A team of astronomers announced that it has found two more planets circling the star Gliese 581, bringing the total to six. One of them, Gliese 581g, may be of truly historic significance
APNewsBreak: EPA official praises NM emission plan
LiveScience.com - As if dinosaurs weren't already giant to begin with, new
research indicates they were even taller than was thought.
AP source: EPA seeks to regulate chemical in water
AP - A regional official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday commended Gov. Bill Richardson and the New Mexico Environment Department for trying to establish a greenhouse gas emissions cap and trade program.
Death toll rises to 5 in Jamaican floods, slides
AP - The Environmental Protection Agency wants to regulate a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel that has contaminated drinking water supplies, reversing a decision made under the Bush administration.
Storm kills 12 in Jamaica, four in United States
AP - Searchers scoured muddy river banks and debris-clogged gullies for more victims of Tropical Storm Nicole on Thursday as the confirmed death toll in Jamaica from floods and mudslides rose to...
Drugs for low libido raise concerns over industry 'construction' of new diseases
Reuters - The death toll from former Tropical Storm Nicole rose to 12 in Jamaica and four in the United States on Thursday and forecasters said the storm's remains would hit like a hurricane on the U.S. Atlantic Coast from the Carolinas to New...
Free speech group fights lawsuits vs. news sharers
Drug companies have not only sponsored the science of a new condition known as female sexual dysfunction, they have helped to construct it, in order to build global markets for new drugs, reveals an article in this week's British Medical Journal.
New strategy could reduce twin rate after IVF
(AP) -- A San Francisco group that defends online free speech is taking on a Las Vegas company it says is shaking down news-sharing Internet users through more than 140 copyright infringement lawsuits filed this year.
Poor kidney function linked to future heart and brain problems
A strategy to encourage single embryo transfer after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) could be an important tool to prevent multiple pregnancies and their associated complications, finds a study published in the British Medical Journal today.
Should athletes undergo mandatory ECG screening?
People with impaired kidney function are at a higher risk of future stroke than people with normal kidney function, concludes a study published in the British Medical Journal today.
WikiLeaks chief lashes out at media during debate
Should athletes have to undergo mandatory electrocardiographic screening (also known as ECG or heart trace) before competing? Doctors debate the issue in this week's British Medical Journal.
(AP) -- WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange lashed out at the mainstream media during a debate at a London university Thursday, fighting back at a string of unfavorable stories that have appeared since his organization's publication of a cache of U.S. intelligence documents.