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  • Soil bacteria may provide clues to curbing antibiotic resistance

    Source: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. whatdoctorsknow.com ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Researchers have found evidence that soil bacteria don't share drug-resistance genes as often as infectious bacteria. The implications could be...
  • Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids

    Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids
    In the fight against childhood obesity, there is bad news and good. The percentage of children age 2 to 18 classified as obese based on their waist size held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers reported in a study that was...
  • Slim down with grapefruit juice? Berkeley study adds weight to idea

    Slim down with grapefruit juice? Berkeley study adds weight to idea
    The next time you go out for cheeseburgers and fries or pepperoni pizza, you might want to consider washing it down with a glass of grapefruit juice. A new study from UC Berkeley researchers found that mice who drank their fill of sweetened grapefruit...
  • Heads up: Sunflower seeds could help drivers stay alert

    Heads up: Sunflower seeds could help drivers stay alert
    Q: I've read in your column that some people eat sunflower seeds to stay awake when they drive. This works, and I have proved it. I was a researcher at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 20 years, studying drowsy driving, among other...
  • Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data

    Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data
    Calling the world's wealth of health data a formidable "engine of discovery," the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded $32 million in grants in a bid to make huge biomedical data sets accessible to researchers the world over. NIH Director...
  • Will the drought kill California's economy?

    Some "deep green" environmentalists believe that the tab for two-plus centuries of industrialization is about to come due in the form of a catastrophic ecological disaster -- one that might lead to the sixth great mass extinction on a scale similar to the...
  • Insurance debate snares prostate cancer study

    PHILADELPHIA More than a decade after prostate cancer became the economic driver behind proton beam therapy in the U.S., it still isn't clear that men treated with the technology do better than those who get less costly radiation treatments. That's why...
  • A scientist's aim: Save the bees

    MINNEAPOLIS Marla Spivak sat on the curb outside an emergency room in Arizona nearly four decades ago holding a jar with a lone honeybee buzzing around inside. She was 22, and on her way to a summer job with a renowned bee researcher. She had no idea...
  • Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus

    Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus
    Public health experts and animal lovers are carefully monitoring the health of a Dallas-area resident who may have had close contact with Nina Pham, the nurse being treated for Ebola virus disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. So far, there are...
  • Stem cells from human embryos prove safe, improve vision -study

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The longest-running trial of stem cells derived from a human embryo found that the cells caused patients none of the problems scientists feared, such as forming tumors, and reversed partial blindness in about half the eyes receiving...
  • Review: 'On Immunity' by Eula Biss

    Review: 'On Immunity' by Eula Biss
    You read Eula Biss' new book slowly, with care. You are not sure, at first, where it is going. The topic is immunity, also inoculation, also vaccination, epidemics, social responsibility, vampirism and the impossibility of completely knowing. There are...