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Medical Research

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  • Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work

    Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work
    Weight-loss surgery can make you thinner. But can it make you smarter too? It’s a question that scientists have wondered about, since they know the reverse is true. Studies have shown that brain function declines in people who have too many...
  • After Robin Williams' death, a chance to spotlight suicide prevention

    Jackie Rosen is a mother who knows all about the pain of suicide, channeling her son's death nearly three decades ago into something constructive — a Weston-based outreach and educational group called The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention...
  • Sierra Leone 'hero' doctor's death exposes slow Ebola response

    FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) - When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone's most famous doctor wondered why he had been denied the same treatment before he died from...
  • Doctors debate cardiac screenings for young athletes

    You won't have much trouble finding Hunter and Mitchell Lutte these days — just go to the football field at Nazareth Area High School, where they're practicing for the upcoming high school season. But it all almost came to a grinding halt for...
  • Homework for parents as school starts

    Homework for parents as school starts
    Summer vacation is over. Not great news if you're a kid. But some of you parents may feel more than ready to send your charges back to school. But are you? Are you really? Here are a few things to consider. Vaccinations What to do? Make sure your...
  • Mexico's Peña Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned

     Mexico's Peña Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned
    When he was running for election in 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto offered a new police organization, the gendarmerie, as a cornerstone campaign promise and his only security initiative. It was to be a 50,000-strong, independent paramilitary...
  • Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature

    With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last. By midnight Aug. 31, they must address such contentious issues as whether to ban plastic carryout bags from supermarkets statewide,...
  • Belgian infant contracts HIV via breast milk

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In 2012, a one-year-old boy in Belgium acquired HIV through his mother's breast milk, a rare but not impossible form of transmission in industrialized countries, doctors say. "Breast milk transmission has been recognized...
  • Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

    NORWICH England (Reuters) - Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying.     As the world cries out...
  • Environmental health specialists do battle against pollution, other hazards

    By Erinn Hutkin Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
  • Fake guns, real tragedy

    DAYTON, Ohio Fueled by fear, tension and split-second decisions, fake guns and police can mix in a way that results in tragedy. It's how John Crawford III died Aug. 5 following an incident inside a busy Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek, Ohio. Crawford, 22,...