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Medical Research

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  • Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward

    Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward
    It's more of a glimmer of hope on the horizon than it is an actual drug right now. But an Indiana University lab has synthesized and fused a trio of gut hormones into a single agent and shown that obese rodents treated with the resulting molecule...
  • Mushroom magic: Tasty fungi pack a healthy punch

    Rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal--they're classified in the fungi kingdom and offer much more than just good taste. With only 20 calories per cup, mushrooms are rich in a type of fiber called beta-...
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight

    L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight
    Faced with a series of scandals that have roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian oversight system to provide greater accountability for the agency. The action is the latest in...
  • Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days

    Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days
    Teresa Maher puts getting a flu shot on her to-do list every autumn. So after procrastinating until Monday evening after work, Maher was among at least a dozen people who checked in throughout the day at the Walgreens pharmacy at State and Randolph...
  • Chinese environmentalists accuse 1,000 companies of polluting

    BEIJING Environmental groups in China issued a report Tuesday detailing more than 1,000 companies that they say regularly exceed emissions standards, an attempt to "name and shame" Chinese industries that contribute to the country's notorious air...
  • Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick

    Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick
    More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. "It is absolutely biologically impossible...
  • Alzheimer's patient with open wounds found suffering in blood, filth, police said

    Alzheimer's patient with open wounds found suffering in blood, filth, police said
    A Volusia County man was arrested Monday after his 82-year-old mother was found with open wounds, exposed bones and insects in a bed covered in blood and human waste. Jeffrey Andrews, 44, told officers his mother suffered from Alzheimer's and he was her...
  • Yale Study: Brain Responds Differently In Male And Female Smokers

    Yale Study: Brain Responds Differently In Male And Female Smokers
    By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit. The study,...
  • University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research

     University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research
    With a new system to compile and help navigate mountains of cancer data, University of Chicago health experts are aiming to bring the future of medicine a little closer. The Genomic Data Commons project will help researchers around the country assess...
  • Laughing all the way ... out of depression

    Laughing all the way ... out of depression
    The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work...
  • Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety

    Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety
    Do you think you would be better at your job if you weren’t allowed to work for more than 80 hours per week? What if you were forced to clock out after working for 28 hours in a row? If you’re a new doctor in your first years of training...