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  • Miami doc on mission to cure Type 1 diabetes

    Miami doc on mission to cure Type 1 diabetes
    Dr. Camillo Ricordi considers himself a diabetes freedom fighter. Ricordi, the director of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is considered one of the world's leading scientists in diabetes cure-...
  • To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything

    If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone. Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had...
  • UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app

    UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app
    Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were "the highest you can have," she said. Working as an LAX custodian, she was surrounded by fast...
  • Ravens' Haloti Ngata is the latest star athlete suspended for using Adderall

    Ravens' Haloti Ngata is the latest star athlete suspended for using Adderall
    For nine years, Haloti Ngata has been the bedrock of the Ravens' vaunted defense, the dependable giant around whom the rest of the pieces swirled. On Thursday, however, the giant was felled for using a drug most often associated with being prescribed to...
  • Firm unveils obese crash test dummy

    DETROIT Americans are getting fatter and so are the crash test dummies used to test the cars they drive. Plymouth-based Humanetics has introduced a new obese dummy to reflect American's growing size. The 273-pound dummy officially called a...
  • New Hopkins device allows researchers to observe how cancer spreads

    New Hopkins device allows researchers to observe how cancer spreads
    Thin tendrils extend from the roughly circular cancer cell, breaking through the wall of an artificial blood vessel. The cell then oozes inside the blood vessel before being swept away after about a day by the artificial blood, presumably on its way to...
  • New FDA rules require more specific labeling of risks for pregnant, nursing mothers

    New FDA rules require more specific labeling of risks for pregnant, nursing mothers
    MotherToBaby reports:  In a move that was several decades in the making, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a final rule that requires prescription drugs and biological products include more detailed labeling about their risks during...
  • Flu activity continues to increase in Central Florida

    Flu activity continues to increase in Central Florida
    As the flu season inches toward its peak, federal and state health officials continue to encourage people to get vaccinated. In Florida, the highest flu activity has been among children so far. There has also been an increase in the percentage of...
  • Ebola 'czar' urges Congress to authorize emergency funding

    Ebola 'czar' urges Congress to authorize emergency funding
    The Ebola outbreak can only be successfully contained if the U.S. takes the lead and provides funding to fight the deadly virus at home and in West Africa, the man tapped to coordinate the federal government's response to the disease said Friday....
  • Winnetka resident honored by cancer group

    Winnetka resident honored by cancer group
    For Winnetka resident Jeffrey Kriezelman, stepping up as the Israel Cancer Research Fund's 2014 Man of Distinction this month was preceded by a sequence of events that he describes as "beshert," a Yiddish term for destiny. Kriezelman, 67, credits his...
  • U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

    U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids
    American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation’s birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday. The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for...