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    How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat

    How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat
    WASHINGTON – How the heart handles anger seems to predict who's at risk for a life-threatening irregular heartbeat. Negative emotions like hostility and depression have long been considered risks for developing heart disease, and deaths from cardiac arrest rise after disasters such as earthquakes. But research released Monday goes a step farther, uncovering a telltale pattern in the EKGs of certain ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 1: Coverage for Your Parents

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 1: Coverage for Your Parents
    h4. India Resources • NursingLink Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cost-of-living rank (Bangalore): 134 Salary, BigWig (i.e., head of sales & marketing): $56,171 Salary, Underling (i.e., data-entry operator): $1,913 Projected average pay increase for 2008: 14.1% Days off: 31 Local perk: CEOs might grumble about rising health-care costs for U.S. workers. But at least ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    New Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer Risk Better

    New Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer Risk Better
    SAN ANTONIO – A new test to predict an ordinary woman's odds of getting breast cancer works better than a method doctors have relied on for decades, researchers reported Friday. The test is the first to combine dozens of genes and personal factors like age and childbearing to gauge risk in women who don't have a strong family history of the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Study: Women Less Able to Suppress Hunger Than Men

    Study: Women Less Able to Suppress Hunger Than Men
    WASHINGTON – Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. Researchers trying to understand the brain's mechanisms for controlling food intake were surprised at the difference between the sexes in brain response. Gene-Jack Wang of Brookhaven National Laboratory ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse Chose to Work in Orphanage Where She'd Been Raised

    Nurse Chose to Work in Orphanage Where She'd Been Raised
    Anna H. "Nursie" Bower, 92, of Carlisle, grew up in the Tressler Orphan Home in Loysville, graduated from the home's own high school and went to nursing school. After getting her nursing license, she went back to Tressler and worked there until the orphanage closed in 1962. Bower died at the Thornwald Home in Carlisle on Oct. 28. Tressler Orphan Home, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Stop-Smoking Drugs Require Suicide Warning

    Stop-Smoking Drugs Require Suicide Warning
    The smoking cessation drugs Chantix and Zyban must now carry a boxed warning -- the strongest type possible -- about the risk of serious mental health problems, including depression, behavior changes and suicidal thoughts, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. These have occurred in people with and without underlying psychiatric illnesses as well as those still smoking, Curt Rosebraugh, head ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    New MRI Techniquie Promises Thousands of Times More Sensitivity

    Peeking inside the human body just got a little bit easier Some very complex, but very important research breakthroughs have recently taken place at the labs of Alexander Pines and David Wemmer at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. The new breakthroughs revolve around the process of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRIs are valuable diagnostic tools, helping to reveal detailed information on ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 3: Pollution-Escape Trips

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 3: Pollution-Escape Trips
    h4. Mexico: Top Five Global Health Perks • Part One: Coverage for Your Parents • Part Two: Chinese Medicine • Part Three: Pollution-Escape Trips • Part Four: Bulletproof Car & a Body Guard • Part 5: Company-Owned Ski Chalet Cost-of-living rank (Mexico City): 104 Salary, head of sales & marketing: $163,591 Salary, data-entry operator: $11,017 Projected average pay increase for 2008: ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film

    Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film
    Bay Area Registered nurse-turned filmmaker, David Burton, dropped the stethoscope, scrubs and chemical drugs and armed himself with a movie to help save lives. After seeing so many deaths due to preventable illness, Burton found an alarming connection between America's food ingredients (specifically hydrogenated oil) and the leading causes of death. Now he's going to tell the world what he found. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ex-Director of NYC Hospital Admits Bribe Receiving

    Ex-Director of NYC Hospital Admits Bribe Receiving
    NEW YORK - A former executive director of New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes from a company owner who wanted a service contract with the facility. Carlos Perez pleaded guilty Tuesday in exchange for a sentence of five years probation and a $25,000 forfeiture payment. He could have gotten seven years in prison if he ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response

    Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response
    GENEVA - A group of outside experts will scrutinize the World Health Organization's response to the swine flu outbreak and likely examine whether the global body could have been clearer when it declared a pandemic of what has turned out to be a relatively mild disease, the World Health Organization said Monday. The review starting later this month will be conducted ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Smoking Still Kills 5 Million Every Year

    Smoking Still Kills 5 Million Every Year
    LONDON (AP) — Tobacco use kills at least 5 million people every year, a figure that could rise if countries don't take stronger measures to combat smoking, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new report on tobacco use and control, the U.N. agency said nearly 95% of the global population is unprotected by laws banning smoking. WHO said secondhand ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Authorities: Nursing Home Boss Involved in Abuse

    Authorities: Nursing Home Boss Involved in Abuse
    PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County nursing home nursing supervisor and four staffers are charged with the abusing a 94-year-old Alzheimer's patient for months, including allegedly punching her in the face and stamping on her feet. The employees had sole control of the unit housing the patient when they occasionally worked together on overnight shifts at Kane Regional Center's Glen Hazel facility, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Walgreen Offers Free Care to Jobless, Uninsured

    Walgreen Offers Free Care to Jobless, Uninsured
    NEW YORK - Drugstore operator Walgreen will offer free walk-in clinic services to the unemployed and uninsured for the rest of the year, though they'll still pay for prescriptions. The program provides tests and routine treatment for minor ailments and illnesses to patients who lose their job and health insurance after March 31. Walgreen says it doesn't know how much the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Obama, Citing His Smoking Woes, Signs Tobacco Law

    Obama, Citing His Smoking Woes, Signs Tobacco Law
    WASHINGTON – Lamenting his first teenage cigarette, President Barack Obama ruefully admitted on Monday that he's spent his adult life fighting the habit. Then he signed the nation's toughest anti-smoking law, aiming to keep thousands of other teens from getting hooked. Obama praised the historic legislation, which gives the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate what goes into tobacco ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    First Lady Visits Community Health Clinic

    First Lady Visits Community Health Clinic
    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited a community health center Monday to announce the release of $850 million in stimulus grants to help such clinics across the country provide care. "From the young to the old, from rural ... communities to the inner cities, both the insured and uninsured, 17 million Americans rely on community health centers every year ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    New Rules Would Ease, Not End, Stem Cell Limits

    New Rules Would Ease, Not End, Stem Cell Limits
    WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama eased limits on federally funded embryonic stem cell research, the big question became how far scientists could go. Friday, the government answered: They must use cells culled from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be thrown away. Draft guidelines released by the National Institutes of Health reflect rules with broad congressional support, excluding more controversial ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Push Is on to Tailor Cancer Care to Tumor's Genes

    Push Is on to Tailor Cancer Care to Tumor's Genes
    WASHINGTON – The days of one-size-fits-all cancer treatment are numbered: A rush of new research is pointing the way to tailor chemotherapy and other care to what's written in your tumor's genes. Everyone with advanced colon cancer now is supposed to get a genetic test before taking two of the leading treatments. It's a major change adopted by oncologists last month ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Chocolate Linked to Stronger Heart

    Chocolate Linked to Stronger Heart
    Chocolate eaters in a study of heart attack survivors had lower blood pressure and were less likely to die of heart disease, scientists in Sweden said. Of the 1,169 patients studied, those who ate chocolate two or more times a week cut their risk of dying from heart disease nearly threefold compared to those who didn't eat chocolate at all, said ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Scientists Offer New AIDS Vaccine Strategy

    Scientists Offer New AIDS Vaccine Strategy
    U.S. scientists say conventional AIDS vaccine strategies shouldn't be the only plans of action considered in the fight against the disease. Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, located at Emory University, said their proposal is based on studies involving simian immunodeficiency viruses in African non-human primates. "Developing an effective AIDS vaccine has eluded scientists because the virus is tricky," ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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