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Kids now see fewer television ads for sweets and beverages, but more for fast food

July 5, 2010 3:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(JAMA and Archives Journals) Children saw fewer television advertisements for certain foods, including those for sweets and beverages, in 2007 compared with 2003, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the September print issue of Archives of Pediatrics &...

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Circadin is Approved in the EU for Treatment of Primary Insomnia in Patients Aged 55 or Over for up to 3 Months

July 5, 2010 3:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel , July 5, 2010 /- Neurim Pharmaceuticals ( http://www.Neurim.com ) confirmed today that the European Commission (EC) has approved a change in treatment duration with Circadin from 3 to 13 weeks (3 months). Circadin is indicated for the treatment of primary insomnia in...

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New tool to rule out coronary heart disease in primary care

July 5, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A simple new rule can help primary care physicians rule out coronary heart disease in patients with chest pain, states a study published in CMAJ.

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Depression symptoms show little change during the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease

July 5, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rush University Medical Center) Researchers at Rush University Medical Center found that depressive symptoms show little change during the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests that depression is truly a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and not...

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Heart patients with anxiety disorder experience more cardiovascular events, deaths

July 5, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(JAMA and Archives Journals) Among patients with heart disease, anxiety disorders appear to be associated with a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure and death, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Digital embryo gains wings

July 5, 2010 12:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have captured fruit fly development on film, creating the Fly Digital Embryo. In work published today in Nature Methods, they were also the first to clearly record how a zebrafish's eyes...

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Helping Those With Hearing Loss Get In The Loop

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A simple technology called a magnetic hearing loop allows wearers of specially outfitted hearing aids to get a wireless signal transmitted directly to their ear. The technology transforms garbled PA sounds into clear announcements. Hearing-impaired user David Myers explains.

Recalling The Life Of Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Benjamin Franklin was a printer, politician, diplomat and journalist. But, despite only two years of schooling, he was also an ingenious scientist. Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dudley Herschbach and Franklin biographer Philip Dray discuss the achievements of America's first great scientist.

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Solar Scientists Say Sun Behaving Strangely

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The sun has cycles -- periods of high activity, when it has a lot of sunspots, and low activity, when things on the surface seem calm. NASA astronomer David Hathaway says activity is unusually low right now. A new solar observatory may shine light on the mystery.

Extraordinarily Old People Share Similar Genes

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal Science, researchers write of finding certain sets of genes that are more common in centenarians than in the average population. Study author Dr. Thomas Perls, founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, discusses the results.

Exploring The Stinky Science Of Alliums

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Onions and garlic have evolved chemical weapons to protect themselves from predation and disease. In his book Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science, chemist Eric Block describes that intricate chemistry, and writes of alliums in kitchens, medicine cabinets and opera houses.

Meteors And A Trio Of Planets Highlight Night Sky

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

For the next few weeks, Venus, Saturn and Mars move closer together in the night sky, culminating in what astronomers call a "trio" in early August. The Hayden Planetarium's Joe Rao describes where to find the planets, and other night sky sights to look out for this summer.

FDA Approves Strativa Pharmaceuticals' Zuplenz® (ondansetron) Oral Soluble Film

July 2, 2010 8:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. , July 2 /- Strativa Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zuplenz® (ondansetron) oral soluble film for the prevention of postoperative, highly and moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy-induced, and...

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Cepheid Xpert MRSA-SA Blood Culture Assay for Use with the GeneXpert Dx System: Class I Recall

July 2, 2010 8:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The firm received increasing numbers of complaints for false negative MRSA results. False negative could result in incorrect treatment or delay of care for patients with MRSA infection.

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Wallabies and bats harbor 'fossil' genes from the most deadly family of human viruses

July 2, 2010 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Modern marsupials may be popular animals at the zoo and in children's books, but new findings by University at Buffalo biologists reveal that they harbor a "fossil" copy of a gene that codes for filoviruses, which cause Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers...

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