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Science Finds Way to Block Booze's Effect -- in Worms
Science Finds Way to Block Booze's Effect -- in Worms WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who created worms that can't get drunk say their research could lead to new ways to treat people with drinking problems. The research team in...
Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pig Hearts
Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pig Hearts WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a way to transform ordinary pig heart muscle cells into a "biological pacemaker," a feat that might o...
Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk
Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study s...
Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs aren't prescribed often enough for patients at high risk for flu complications, while too many of them receive unneeded antibiotics, a ...
Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women
Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls and young women who post sexy photos of themselves on social media sites are viewed negatively by their peers, a new study finds. "This is a cl...
Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in Children
Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in Children FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation tied to a rare but severe, and often fatal, disease in children. The disease is called STING-as...
Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds
Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking s...
Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA
Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A recently developed molecular tool allowed researchers to remove HIV from cultured human cells in the lab. The team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicin...
Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets
Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have discovered a new way to make fully functional human platelets, which are the blood cells that form clots. Using human stem cells ...
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to...