Posts in: Health

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Haunted by memories

Haunted by memories

PTSD strikes women twice as hard

By | Posted June 26, 2009

Chasing the Dream: The World’s Most Powerful Malaria Vaccine

Chasing the Dream: The World’s Most Powerful Malaria Vaccine

After decades of abandonment, an unlikely experimental malaria vaccine is stirring again, promising to outshine all other candidates in the pharmaceutical pipeline.

By | Posted June 1, 2009

Investigating Diabetes Surgery

Investigating Diabetes Surgery

Scientists have found that weight-loss surgery has a dramatic effect on type 2 diabetes and can even eliminate symptoms. Now, researchers are attempting to find out what is behind this diabetes “cure” and are even looking for alternative ways to mimic the surgery’s results.

By | Posted May 29, 2009

Getting the Jump on an Ancient Killer

Getting the Jump on an Ancient Killer

Studying the early stages of tuberculosis infection could help scientists figure out new ways to tackle the disease.

By | Posted May 18, 2009

Flu Sausage

Flu Sausage

Pigs cough up a mish-mashed flu virus, something scientists saw coming for years.

By | Posted May 11, 2009

Safety City, New York

Safety City, New York

The New York City Department of Transportation offers school kids from neighborhoods with high rates of traffic accidents a crash course in navigating sidewalks, crosswalks and seat belts.

By | Posted May 1, 2009

When Viruses Jump Species

When Viruses Jump Species

A recent Ebola Reston outbreak among pigs in the Philippines is cause for concern among some scientists.

By | Posted March 8, 2009

Concussion Repercussions

Concussion Repercussions

While concussions can be insidiously dangerous for high school football players, young athletes are sometimes hardheaded about their safety. A group in Boston pushes for widespread education on the issue.

By | Posted February 18, 2009

A Clinic on Wheels for the Homeless

A Clinic on Wheels for the Homeless

Ellery Tarife provides healthcare for New York City’s hard-to-reach homeless population by staying mobile.

By | Posted February 16, 2009

Putting a Baby's Risk into Perspective

Putting a Baby’s Risk into Perspective

A new study adds weight to the link between IVF and some birth defects, but much remains unexplained.

By | Posted February 9, 2009

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