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  • In Panama, a taste of the tropics and a new state of mind

    In Panama, a taste of the tropics and a new state of mind
    Racing through a Panamanian archipelago by sport boat, I couldn't help but feel like James Bond. It was just me and a mustachioed driver, speeding toward a remote island where I would spend a few decadent days at an eco-resort, hiking the rain forest,...
  • No radiation danger from airport body scanners

     
    There are two kinds of exposures to think about with regard to airport body scanners that are increasingly used to screen passengers. One is exposure to radiation. They other is just, well, exposure. According to an editorial published Wednesday,...
  • Henrietta Lacks' 'Immortal' roots

    Henrietta Lacks' 'Immortal' roots
    When a freak snowstorm shut down the Memphis, Tenn., airport late last month, Rebecca Skloot's flight to New York was canceled. So Skloot drove five hours to St. Louis to catch a plane from there. The science journalist had spent 10 years working on her...
  • Panel recommends eliminating financial barriers to colorectal screening

     
    Eliminating financial barriers and providing more direct contact among patients and physicians and providers are the best ways to improve the rate of screening for colorectal cancer, a National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference recommended...
  • Stanford is top fundraiser among U.S. colleges in 2009

     
    Stanford University garnered the largest total of private donations of any American college or university last year, for the fifth consecutive year, even while charitable support for higher education dropped about 12% nationwide because of the recession,...
  • Kids of Spanish-speaking Hispanic moms watch less TV

     
    When it comes to a kid's television-viewing habits, the mom's language can matter. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine surveyed 1,347 women who had children ages 35 months to 4 years to assess just how much time the......
  • Industrial chemical OSR#1 used as autism treatment

    Industrial chemical OSR#1 used as autism treatment
    An industrial chemical developed to help separate heavy metals from polluted soil and mining drainage is being sold as a dietary supplement by a luminary in the world of alternative autism treatments. The supplement, called OSR#1, is described on the...
  • 'Toilet-seat contact dermatitis' sounds dire, but...

     
    Appearing in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics -- and thus in headlines -- is a warning about "toilet-seat contact dermatitis." The journal article says the condition is common around the world and that it's "re-emerging" in the United......
  • Emergency spine immobilization may do more harm than good, study says

     
    When emergency responders reach a gunshot or stabbing victim, they try to immobilize the spine to reduce the danger of paralysis upon movement of the victim. That effort, however, can have a fatal toll. A study published in the Journal......
  • Depression treatment lacking for many people

     
    Treatment for major depression is abysmal, according to a study published today in the Archives of General Psychiatry. In a national survey of 15,762 people, it found that only half of all people with depression received treatment. And among those......
  • Bone marrow transplant 'gets rid of' sickle cell anemia

    Bone marrow transplant 'gets rid of' sickle cell anemia
    Researchers have for the first time performed a successful bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in adults, a feat that could expand the procedure to more of the 70,000 Americans with the disease -- and possibly some other diseases as well....