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Medical Research

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  • Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture

    For Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes, heroin was the killer app. From the way the Santa Cruz, Calif., cops talk about it, the security camera video that captured a reputed high-price call girl injecting the 51-year-old tech veteran with a fatal...
  • Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal

    Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal
    A blood test that monitors changes in one specific gene may someday allow doctors to predict those likely to attempt suicide. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University identified a chemical alteration linked to stress reactions and plan more studies....
  • VIMS study: Coastal habitats key to commercial fishery management

    A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay. The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
  • Beware of dietary supplements that could potentially be harmful

    Americans spend more than $32 billion on 85,000 different dietary supplements every year. These products contain various combinations of vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, and other substances. The manufacturers claim that their products enhance health,...
  • Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]

    Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]
    This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses....
  • Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among older adults with dementia, those who are also depressed tend to have more rapid cognitive decline, according to a new study. "Many studies have found that older people with some depression are more likely to develop...
  • Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

    LONDON (Reuters) - Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday. The scientists, who analyzed...
  • Most kids will use shade if provided at outdoor sports camps: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Without any encouragement from coaches, more than two-thirds of kids at an outdoor soccer camp used nearby tents for shade during rest periods, a new study found. "Outdoor sports and being active are important for kids to...
  • Navigators can help guide breast cancer patients through care

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patient navigators may be able to help steer women with breast cancer through what can be a daunting treatment process, a new study suggests. Breast cancer kills a disproportionate share of low-income and African-American...
  • Sanofi, Regeneron cholesterol drug may cut heart risk, trial hints

    NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - A new drug being developed by Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc significantly cut cholesterol in nine late-stage clinical trials, the companies said on Wednesday, and provided the first glimpse of its potential to...
  • Let's end the wasteful war on drugs by putting science first

    Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...