Noncorrectable vision problems associated with shorter lifespan in older adults
Ohio wife, husband both battling breast cancer
Visual problems that cannot be corrected are associated with increased risk of death among individuals between the ages of 49 and 74, and all visual impairments may be associated with the risk of death in older adults, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.
Scientists find autism-associated synapse alterations
(AP) -- A husband and wife are both undergoing treatment for breast cancer in a case that illustrates how the disease can strike both sexes. Mike and Barbara Welsh, of Monroe, in southwestern Ohio, each had surgery this year after separate discoveries that they had breast cancer.
Study finds partner abuse leads to wide range of health problems
A Stanford University School of Medicine researcher has pinpointed the mechanism by which a gene associated with both autism and schizophrenia influences behavior in mice.
Study supports possible role of urate in slowing Parkinson's disease progression
Women abused by intimate partners suffer higher rates of a wide variety of doctor-diagnosed medical maladies compared to women who were never abused, according to a new study of more than 3,000 women.
Suppressing a gene in mice prevents heart from aging, preserves its function
By examining data from a 20-year-old clinical trial, a research team based at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (MGH-MIND) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), has found evidence supporting the findings of their 2008 study - that elevated levels of the antioxidant urate may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. The report - which will appear in the December...
Swine flu and kids: Heed warning signs, MDs say
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists prevented age-related changes in the hearts of mice and preserved heart function by suppressing a form of the PI3K gene, in a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
T-Mobile halts Sidekick sales after data loss
(AP) -- Max Gomez was a bright-eyed 5-year-old happy to have just started kindergarten when he developed sniffles and a fever. His mother figured it was only a cold. Three days later, the Antioch, Tenn., boy was dead, apparently from swine flu. At least 76 American children have died from the new virus, and doctors are urging parents to watch for warning signs that the flu has become...
Tiny motes sniff out chemical, biological threats
US wireless carrier T-Mobile temporarily halted sales of the Sidekick mobile phone Monday after a server failure caused many customers to lose personal data such as contacts and calendar items.
A Conversation With Carol W. Greider: On Winning a Nobel Prize in Science
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research to develop a new method to detect biological and chemical threats may also lead to new approaches for removing pollutants from the environment.
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Well: Behind the ‘Wimpy Kid’ Phenomenon
Carol W. Greider was one of three women who won a science Nobel last week, which puts her in some rare company.
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Gene Mutation May Speed Learning
The latest book in the ”Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series is out, posing another ethical dilemma for its antihero.
Moon Orbiter Beams Home Images of Lunar Crashes
HealthDay - MONDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with a specific
genetic mutation seem to be "smarter," in the sense of being able to adapt
to changing situations and continue to make correct decisions quickly, a
new German study suggests.
How Loud is Your iPod?
SPACE.com - The orbiting sister spacecraft to two NASA probes that
slammed into the moon last week has beamed home images and temperature maps of
the two intentional crashes.
BLOG: Alien Invaders or Bizarre Cloud?
LiveScience.com - A teenager equipped with an iPod and earbuds can have his own personal concert - as loud and as long as he likes. But his parents might wonder if the child is listening at levels that could damage his hearing. It's possible, according to a new study of college-aged students.
Astronomers Detect Sodium Gas Ejected by Lunar Impact
This unusual cloud has trigged speculation of visitors from outer space.
Breast tenderness during hormone replacement therapy linked to elevated cancer risk
(PhysOrg.com) -- Boston University astronomers announced today observations of a cloud of sodium gas ejected from the Moon`s surface as a result of the NASA impact experiment that was part of its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission (LCROSS). Jeffrey Baumgardner and Jody Wilson, senior research associates in the Center for Space Physics (CSP), conducted the observations from BU`s observing...
BSkyB says to launch online music service
Women who developed new-onset breast tenderness after starting estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy were at significantly higher risk for developing breast cancer than women on the combination therapy who didn't experience such tenderness, according to a new UCLA study.
Doctors Use Patient's Own Stem Cells to Grow Facial Bone
British pay-TV giant BSkyB said Monday it will launch an online music service next week which offers consumers access to more than four million tracks, rivalling Apple's iTunes.
File sharing drops in Sweden after govt crackdown
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a first-of-its kind procedure, physicians have used stem cells taken from the fat tissue of a 14-year-old boy and combined them with growth protein and donor tissue to grow viable cheek bones in the teen.
Healthy neighborhoods may be associated with lower diabetes risk
More than 40 percent of Swedes engage in illegal file sharing, but recording industry officials have noted a sharp drop since a government crackdown earlier this year, they said Monday.
New guidelines identify best treatments to help ALS patients live longer, easier
Individuals living in neighborhoods conducive to physical activity and providing access to healthy foods may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a five-year period, according to a report in the October 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Proactive, personalized telephone counseling can help teen smokers to quit
New guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology identify the most effective treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig's disease. The guidelines are published in the October 13, 2009, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Personalized, proactive telephone counseling centered on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral skills training has been found to favorably impact quit rates among teen smokers, according to a pair of studies published online October 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.