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To understand childhood obesity, researchers look to inactive, fat rats

Donna Krupa EurekAlert BETHESDA, Md. (July 24, 2012)—Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take … Continue reading

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The OxyContin Express

Awesome House Media vimeo.com In this Peabody Award-winning edition of Vanguard, correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida–the “Colombia of prescription drugs”–to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale to the rolling hills … Continue reading

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Sugar makes you stupid

Elaine Schmidt EurekAlert UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory. Attention, college students cramming between midterms and finals: Binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid. A new UCLA rat study is … Continue reading

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Low oxygen levels could drive cancer growth

Ying Xu EurekAlert Athens, Ga. – Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors’ findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs … Continue reading

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Memory in Adults Impacted by Versions of Four Genes

Science Daily Two research studies, co-led by UC Davis neurologist Charles DeCarli and conducted by an international team that included more than 80 scientists at 71 institutions in eight countries, has advanced understanding of the genetic components of Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

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Cancer diagnosis raises risk of heart attack and suicide, study says

Amina Khan LA Times Within the first week of being diagnosed with cancer, patients were 12.6 times more likely to commit suicide and 5.6 times more likely to die of a heart attack. Cancer can kill long before malignant tumors … Continue reading

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Disturbingly one-sided TV show promotes euthanizing children with disabilities

Alex Schadenberg LifeSiteNews Taking Mercy, an edition of the Global TV program “16×9” in Canada, concerns a mother, Annette Corriveau, who wants her children with disabilities to be killed by euthanasia. The show also features Robert Latimer, the man who … Continue reading

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Scientists uncover clue to preventing, and possibly reversing, rare childhood genetic disease

Robin Lally EurekAlert Findings may have wider implications for other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Rutgers scientists think they have found a way to prevent and possibly reverse the most debilitating symptoms of a rare, progressive childhood degenerative disease that … Continue reading

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Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may impact health

David Kelly EurekAlert They contain hydrocarbons including benzene. AURORA, Colo. — In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic … Continue reading

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The Mind Has No Firewall

Timothy L. Thomas Carlisle Army From Parameters, Spring 1998, pp. 84-92. “It is completely clear that the state which is first to create such weapons will achieve incomparable superiority.” — Major I. Chernishev, Russian army[1] The human body, much like … Continue reading

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