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  • Turkey's religious bent

    In his Blowback, "My party is good for Turkey," Egemen Bagis does what can only be described as a hatchet job on Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Bagis, who is a foreign policy...
  • 3 U.S. scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine

    3 U.S. scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine
    Three U.S. scientists who discovered key aspects of how cells and animals age and how cancer cells become immortal have won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Elizabeth Blackburn of UC San Francisco, Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins...
  • Vitamins aren't a cure-all

    They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
  • 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......
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Thank goodness they're not real doctors, they only play them on TV

     
    You didn’t think a doctor would actually try to make a patient sicker to boost his chances of moving to the top of the heart transplant list, did you? Of course not. Neither did Matthew Czarny, a medical student at......
  • 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......
  • '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......
  • Rodent of the Week: New use for an old drug

     
    Research can be serendipitous. Sometimes doctors will stumble on an effective medication or they will find a drug they expected to work on one condition actually helps another. Such is the case with a gonorrhea medication developed in the 1930s.......