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Medical Research

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  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on...
  • Police: Woman Charged In Hartford Beating of MDC Worker

    HARTFORD — A local woman was charged after she allegedly punched a long-time utilities worker Tuesday morning on Tower Avenue, but police say they haven't found two men who reportedly dragged the man from his truck and assaulted him further. The...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing...
  • Soft drink makers have a powerful thirst for a new sweetener

    Steps from the lobby of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group headquarters, a row of inauspicious Rubbermaid bins holds the crystallized future of the nation's third largest soft drink player. The tubs contain sugar, the artificial sweetener aspartame and...
  • Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

    Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight
    People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK. The new findings - including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as the other...
  • Laser surgery shows promise in halting seizures in epilepsy sufferers

    PLEASANTON, Calif. Justin Wan is not one to radiate unfettered optimism or make bold statements about his future. More than 10 years of battling epilepsy will do that to a person who never knows when the next seizure will strike. Wan can't drive, swim...
  • California may have paid millions for fraudulent drug treatment -audit

    (Reuters) - A California program that covers addiction treatments for the poor may have paid $93.7 million in fraudulent claims, a state audit showed. The report released Tuesday by the California State Auditor showed that the state's Drug Medi-Cal...
  • Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS

    Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS
    Unless you've been living with your head under a bucket, you've heard about or participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge an effort to raise money for ALS research by dousing cold water on yourself and/or donating $100. The success of the viral marketing...
  • Since Obamacare, rate of growth in L.A. County ER visits slows

    Since Obamacare, rate of growth in L.A. County ER visits slows
    The pace of growth in Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records that offer a first local look at a key objective of the healthcare overhaul. During the first three months of expanded...
  • Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus

    Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus
    An experimental drug designed to halt replication of the deadly Marburg virus -- a relative of Ebola -- has proved effective in monkeys, even after they had been infected for three days, research shows.  In a paper published Wednesday in the journal...