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Firing Someone Bad For The Heart

Feel bad for folks who get fired? Maybe you should pity those who do the firing. A new study released Thursday found that managers run double their usual risk of …


Baby Teeth Allow Peek Into Fallout Researchers Tracking Effects Of Chernobyl, Nuclear Power Plant Leaks

The Tooth Fairy Project may sound like child’s play, but it has a serious purpose: to find out how much radiation humans have been exposed to before and after the …


Pheromone Study Gives New Meaning To Body Language

University of Chicago researchers reported today that they have proved the existence of human pheromones - powerful airborne chemicals that people may emit and receive to influence one another without …


Harnessed Light Killing Cancer Cells Scientists Excited About ‘Photodynamic Therapy’

Dr. Marcia Canto uses “photodynamic therapy” on cancer patient Jesus Jimenez at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Feb. 18. Photo by Associated Press


Unknown Civil War Soldiers Identified Man Spends Years Checking Documents To Come Up With Names

For the past 120 years, visitors to the Warrenton (Va.) Cemetery have paid homage to 600 unknown Confederate soldiers buried in a mass grave underneath a simple marble monument. Now, …


Proof Positive? Photos Indicate There Was Water On Mars, And Where There’s Water, There’s Life

This picture of a canyon on the Martian surface was taken Jan. 8 from the Mars Orbiter Camera during the 87th orbit around Mars of the Mars Global Surveyor. Photo …


New World Not So New, Scientists Say First People Arrived Up To 40,000 Years Ago

The first Americans reached the New World as long as 40,000 years ago, more than three times earlier than previously realized, scientists reported Monday. Until recently, scholars believed that a …


Study Of Twins Links Longevity, Exercise

Taking brisk, half-hour walks just six times a month appeared to cut the risk of premature death by 44 percent among twins in a study that researchers say is the …


Trace Of Deadly 1918 Flu Epidemic Holds Research Promise Corpse, One Of 21 Million Dead, Yields Sample

A specimen of the influenza virus that killed 21 million people in the 1918 worldwide epidemic has been recovered from the frozen remains of a flu victim buried in Alaska. …


Government Approves First Artificial Blood In Use For Dogs

The government approved the first artificial blood Friday - but it’s just for dogs. BioPure Corp.’s Oxyglobin for dogs is big news for veterinarians because animal blood banks are rare …


Scientists Extend Life Of Human Cell

Striking new evidence that life span may be stretchable is coming from experiments in which human cells were engineered to stay young and vigorous far longer than usual, scientists reported …


Huge Black Hole At Hub Of Milky Way Eating Up Old Stars Astronomers Say This Is ‘Best Evidence Yet’

Astronomers reported new evidence Wednesday that an immense black hole, weighing as much as 2,600,000 suns, squats at the hub of the Milky Way, gobbling up elderly stars while the …


Nasa Heads To The Moon Again On The Cheap

NASA will try to go back to the moon tonight for the first time in 25 years, but it’s a far cry from the space agency’s Apollo heydays. Instead of …


Scientists Revisit Site Where Kennewick Man Found

Scientists have begun taking dirt samples from the Columbia River bank where prehistoric bones were found more than two years ago. The sampling that began Saturday at Columbia Park could …


Drink A Day May Keep Reaper Away Study: Alcohol Can Drop Midlife Threat By 20%

The biggest study ever of alcohol’s effects on health found that a drink a day in middle age reduces the risk of death by 20 percent. The research documented this …


Medication Promises To Quiet Violent Episodes Of Alzheimer’s

A schizophrenia medicine is showing promise in treating some heart-rending complications of Alzheimer’s disease: the aggression and delusions that can lead patients to attack loved ones and nursing home workers. …


Alaskans Suffer From Lack Of Sun Disorder Pushes Many Into Depression

As the land of the midnight sun slides into another winter of long, dreary darkness, the psyches of at least a third of all Alaskans are destined to suffer. Most …


Western Ways Make Navajos Overweight Changes Lead To More Cases Of Diabetes, Hypertension

As Navajos prepare for the season of eating - when festive treats can create holiday hips - tribal health officials hope they remember many are losing the battle of the …


Study Pairs Wine Type With Music

Music and wine go together, no? Maybe more than you think, a study suggests. Psychologists say that by serenading supermarket shoppers with either French accordion music or German oom-pah-pah, they …


Cancer Treatment Debated Bone Marrow Transplants Save Women’s Lives, Doctor Says

A major debate over how to treat potentially deadly breast cancer spilled into an international breast-cancer conference Monday, with a Detroit doctor arguing bone-marrow transplants give women the best chance …


Scientist Finds ‘Intelligence’ Gene Some Concerned Discovery Has Potential For Abuse

An American scientist working in Britain says he has isolated the first specific gene to be associated with human intelligence. Professor Robert Plomin, a behavioral geneticist at London’s Institute of …


State Demand For Costly, Redundant Study Is Senseless

This month marks the six-year anniversary of the opening of the Spokane waste-to-energy facility. Since it began full operation in October 1991, almost 4 billion pounds of garbage have been …


Herbal Medicine Found Effective Against Alzheimer’s

Scientists may now have one more weapon in their continuing war against Alzheimer’s disease an herbal medicine called ginkgo biloba, researchers said Tuesday. Vitamin E, ibuprofen, estrogen and the anti-Parkinson’s …


New Aids Vaccine Gets Testing Ok Scientists Feel Discovery Resists The Disease’s Chameleon Nature

Two scientists in Tennessee received Food and Drug Administration approval Friday to test a vaccine to prevent acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Short of a cure, one of the golden rings …


El Nino’s Quiet Cousin UW Researchers Say Climatic Pattern Weaker But Has Decades-Long Effects

Researchers at the University of Washington say they’ve found evidence of a Pacific weather pattern that has many of the characteristics of El Nino but is spread over decades. The …


Study Attacks Child Care Subsidy Researchers Say Quality May Suffer As A Result

Low state subsidies put good-quality child care out of reach for working-poor families, University of Washington researchers said. As a result, hundreds of thousands of poor kids could be left …


Surgery May Relieve Effects Of Parkinson’s Patients Showed Significant Improvement Two Years Later

Burning a tiny hole deep within the brain can relieve some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease for at least two years, a study found. The approach, called pallidotomy, has received considerable …


Study Shows Education Cuts Inmate Recidivism

Bucking the trend toward prison “boot camps” and other harsh efforts to reform inmates, a study reported Tuesday that behind-the-walls education programs are the cheapest and most effective means of …


Scientists Blame Contaminated Water For Misshapen Frogs

Something in the water is the likely cause of deformations in Minnesota frogs and possibly those in other parts of the country and Canada, researchers said Tuesday. “We’re as close …


1,500 Scientists Urge Cuts In Emissions To Curb Warming

More than 1,500 scientists, including 98 Nobel laureates, urged President Clinton Tuesday to fight for cuts in carbon dioxide emissions during the global climate conference this December in Kyoto, Japan. …