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Obese Patients Face Higher Radiation Exposure From CT Scans—But New Technology Can Help

Existing technique could accelerate metabolism to fight obesity

Researchers identify a protein in fat and liver cells that can be altered to increase energy expenditures By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells'...

Sea otters can get the flu, too

Human H1N1 pandemic virus infected Washington state sea otters Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1...

Alcohol’s role in traffic deaths vastly underreported: Study

It's no secret that drinking and driving can be a deadly mix. But the role of alcohol in U.S. traffic deaths may be substantially...

High plasticizer levels in males linked to delayed pregnancy for female...

Women whose male partners have high concentrations of three common forms of phthalates, chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products, take longer...

Making diabetes screening more available at the dentist’s office

You may have diabetes and not even know it. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people have diabetes. Of these,...

Alzheimer’s much larger cause of death than reported

A new study suggests that Alzheimer's disease may contribute to close to as many deaths in the United States as heart disease or cancer....

Self-administration of flu vaccine with a patch may be on its...

The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings...

Canadian study finds flu vaccine working well against H1N1

Canadian researchers today released a preliminary estimate that this year's influenza vaccine reduces the risk of infection from the 2009 pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) virus...

Study examines consumption of added sugar, death for cardiovascular disease

Many U.S. adults consume more added sugar (added in processing or preparing of foods, not naturally occurring as in fruits and fruit juices) than...

Fragmented sleep accelerates cancer growth

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early...

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