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Beer's On Tap For Binge Drinkers

Beer is the beverage of choice for most adult binge drinkers, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The beverage preferences of excessive drinkers are important to public health because binge drinking is a common problem in the United States and because binge drinkers -- and those around them -- are especially vulnerable to alcohol-related problems, said one...

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

"Breaking Up is Hard to Do" is advice from a popular 1970s song, but older women going through a relationship breakup may have health problems to go along with their broken hearts, according to researchers. Older women going through a relationship breakup may have health problems to go along with their broken hearts when they return to the dating scene. These singles are also finding a new place...

New Mechanism In Development Of Severe Inherited Disease Discovered

Scientists have shown that the genetic defect that causes Cockayne Syndrome affects a key function of the cell - the transcription of genes coding for ribosomal RNA. Cockayne Syndrome is a recessively inherited disorder that belongs to a group of diseases in which defects in one of the numerous DNA repair systems lead to non-functioning proteins and, thus, to severe health impairments. These...

River Blindness Parasite Becoming Resistant To Standard Treatment

Recent reports of patients failing to respond to ivermectin, the standard drug for treating river blindness (onchocerciasis), have suggested the emergence of drug-resistant Onchocerca volvulus (the parasite that causes river blindness). According to a new study Ivermectin is causing genetic changes in the parasite.

Study: Wrong fish used to save species (AP)

AP - A 20-year government effort to restore the population of an endangered native trout in Colorado has made little progress because biologists have been stocking some of the waterways with the wrong fish, a new study...

Children Stressed Six Months Before Starting School

The first few days at school can be an anxious time as children face the challenge of a new environment and making new friends but according to new research children show signs of stress three to six months before term even starts. Why a preschool child should be anxious about an event so far in the future is something of a mystery but the scientists speculate that parents were getting stressed...

Small Animal Imaging Facility Is Big Boon To Research

When powerful magnets line up the body's protons before radiofrequency waves can grab their attention away, it's called spin physics. When signals generated by the movement are mathematically transformed into dramatic images of hearts, lungs and other organs it's called a magnetic resonance image.

Study: Wrong fish used to save species (AP)

AP - A 20-year government effort to restore the population of an endangered native trout in Colorado has made little progress because biologists have been stocking some of the waterways with the wrong fish, a new study...


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Panel Urges NASA to Study Dark Energy (SPACE.com)

SPACE.com - A proposed NASA mission to study a mysterious force thought to be accelerating the expansion of the universe should be the first in the agency's "Beyond Einstein" program to be developed and launched, the National Research Council recommended today.

Despite Their Safety, IUDs Are Underused In Developed Countries, Expert Says

Misconceptions around intrauterine contraceptive devices mean that they are underused in developed countries, despite being a safe and effective form of contraception, says a women's health expert. Side effects such as pain and heavy bleeding are common reasons for discontinuing use of an IUD within the first year, but can usually be managed with appropriate pain relief.

Group unveils polar science station (AP)

AP - The Belgian-based International Polar Foundation on Wednesday unveiled what it claimed to be the world's first zero-emissions polar science station in Antarctica to conduct research on climate...