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  • Mia Loizeaux, advertising account manager

    Mia Loizeaux, advertising account manager
    Mia Loizeaux, whose four-year struggle with a rare form of cancer shaped her determination to become an oncology nurse and help others similarly afflicted, died Thursday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Canton resident was 31. The daughter...
  • New SARS-like virus poses medical mystery

    New SARS-like virus poses medical mystery
    Scientists are trying to unravel a medical mystery involving a new type of coronavirus, which come from that same large family of viruses that bring us the common cold but also brought us Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - better known as SARS - back...
  • Star struck? Here's where to go

    Star struck? Here's where to go
    If you became enthralled by happenings in the sky after watching last week's solar event, the transit of Venus in which the planet treks across the face of the sun, head to the observatories in the following cities for more stargazing. -Nashville...
  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. "Childhood Cough Is Given...
  • Friend groups may encourage kids to be more active

    Friend groups may encourage kids to be more active
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids in after-school programs often increase their own physical activity if they make friends who run and jump around more than they do, a new study from Tennessee has found. Though not completely surprising, that finding...
  • Half of all heart patients make medication errors

    Half of all heart patients make medication errors
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Half of all heart patients made at least one medication-related mistake after leaving the hospital, and guidance from a pharmacist didn't seem to reduce those errors, in a new study. Consequences of mistakes — such as...
  • Supplements for depression: What the research reveals

    Supplements for depression: What the research reveals
    Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike. That's because...
  • For the forgetful in menopause, brain works harder to keep up

    For the forgetful in menopause, brain works harder to keep up
    Around the time of menopause, many women complain of mental slippage. But, as if to inflict some perverse trick upon them, cognitive scientists have found that they actually perform no more poorly than women who do not have such complaints. (Reassuring in...
  • Robots built to help autistic children

    Robots built to help autistic children
    Robots aren't known for their soft side. They build cars and defuse bombs; they don't, as a rule, make friends or deal with feelings. But a few groups of researchers around the world are working to build robots for an unusual purpose: Making emotional...
  • Soy may not protect against stomach cancer

    Soy may not protect against stomach cancer
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Estrogen-like compounds that come with a soy-rich diet are sometimes linked to a reduced risk of cancer, but new research from Japan suggests that protection doesn't extend to stomach cancer. In a study that tried to tease...
  • A hard road for the poor in need of cars

    A hard road for the poor in need of cars
    No car, no work. jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('div#series-box h4.last').html('Map: Alternatives for poor buyers'); }); That's the conclusion Lisa Twombly reached as she fought to hang on to her job as a caretaker for an elderly San...