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Medical Research

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  • How is the world more in hock than before the Great Recession?

    How is the world more in hock than before the Great Recession?
    "It was 1943 and the Nazis were deporting Greece's Jews to death camps in Poland. Hitler's genocidal accountants forced the Jews to pay their train fare. The bill for 58,585 Jews sent to Auschwitz and other camps exceeded 2 million Reichsmark — over...
  • Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

    Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
    Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is...
  • Palm Beach County makes Top 10 in health rankings

    Palm Beach County makes Top 10 in health rankings
    Lookin' fit and fine, Palm Beach County. You're in the Top 10. The 2015 annual County Health Rankings, released March 25, scored Palm Beach County 10th among Florida's 67 counties on factors that predict how healthy a community will be in the future....
  • Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

    Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat. The hard science is aimed at developing new varieties of wheat at a time when the gluten-free industry is worth nearly a billion dollars a year...
  • Tapping into the healing power of animal magnetism

    Tapping into the healing power of animal magnetism
    Sometimes, a little horseplay is just what the doctor ordered. Just after lunch on an ordinary Tuesday, three children, all wearing pajamas covered in cartoon tigers, almost simultaneously left their hospital beds for an extraordinary event. Ten-year-...
  • Catholic Church Poised For Pivotal Role In Aid-In-Dying Bill

    Catholic Church Poised For Pivotal Role In Aid-In-Dying Bill
    Polls consistently showed broad support for a 2012 ballot initiative in Massachusetts to permit doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of medicine to terminally ill patients. Then, just weeks before the vote, Catholic institutions and donors stepped in,...
  • Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared

    Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared
    Throughout the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, health officials have feared that widespread transmission would give rise to an even more virulent and contagious form of the virus. However, new research published Thursday in the journal Science suggests...
  • Ebola virus vaccine developed by bird flu scientist

    Another vaccine has joined the race against the often fatal Ebola virus, and this one was developed by a group led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist internationally known for his bird flu research. The whole virus vaccine that Yoshihiro...
  • Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries touches on problem many women face

    Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries touches on problem many women face
    They still call it the "Angelina Jolie wave" at the University of Kansas Hospital. When the international philanthropist and filmmaker announced two years ago that she'd had her still-healthy breasts removed because her family history and genetics put...
  • For breast cancer survivors, early psychological intervention has lasting positive effects

    For breast cancer survivors, early psychological intervention has lasting positive effects
    We've been exploring cancer survivorship in a series in the Orlando Sentinel. In our most recent story, women shared how the fear and anxiety of cancer's return has followed them, even after their cancer is gone.  As more people continue to survive...
  • FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

    Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. The Food and Drug Administration says that it will hold...