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  • Aubrey Huff Anxiety Attack: What Causes Performance Anxiety In Athletes?Aubrey Huff Anxiety Attack: What Causes Performance Anxiety In Athletes?

    April 27 2012 10:13 AM

    Speculation turned into confirmation Wednesday when Aubrey Huff's disappearance from the San Francisco Giant starting lineup was explained. A serious performance anxiety attack has placed the Giants first baseman on the 15-day disabled list

  • Mad Cow Disease Discovery: Lucky Break, Or Triumph Of Science?Mad Cow Disease Discovery: Lucky Break, Or Triumph Of Science?

    April 26 2012 10:32 AM

    The discovery this week of the fourth U.S. case of mad cow disease was one of two things for food safety experts: a validation of a decade-long focused surveillance regime or a lucky break that highlights the need to revisit previously scrapped efforts for more comprehensive surveillance.

  • Rotavirus and Pneumonia Vaccines Give Ghana Hope For Healthy GrowthRotavirus and Pneumonia Vaccines Give Ghana Hope For Healthy Growth

    April 26 2012 10:23 AM

    When Odei Antwi-Agyei had the chance of introducing vaccines to prevent Ghana's children dying of diarrhea, or vaccines to stop them dying of pneumonia, he did what no African immunization chief has done before. He said he'd do both at the same time.

  • Mad Cow Disease Discovered In California; No Human Threat SeenMad Cow Disease Discovered In California; No Human Threat Seen

    April 25 2012 10:06 AM

    U.S. authorities reported the country's first case of mad cow disease in six years on Tuesday, swiftly assuring consumers and global importers that there was no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.

  • Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California: What It Does To The Human Brain And Symptoms

    April 25 2012 8:28 AM

    A case of Mad Cow disease found in California is the first case since 2006 in the U.S. The dairy cow is the fourth cow ever to be discovered in U.S and was found during a surveillance program by Agriculture Department on Tuesday. It tests about 40000 cows every year for the infection. The recent case of Mad Cow disease or the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was found in the carcass of a cow at a Baker Commodities Inc. rendering facility in Hanford, California, according to Executive Vice ...

  • 'Peng Peng': Scientists Clone Sheep With 'Good' Fat From Worm'Peng Peng': Scientists Clone Sheep With 'Good' Fat From Worm

    April 24 2012 10:21 AM

    Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing a good type of fat found naturally in nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens that helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.

  • George Rathmann: Amgen's Founding CEO Dies At 84George Rathmann: Amgen's Founding CEO Dies At 84

    April 24 2012 10:05 AM

    George Rathmann, who helped build Amgen Inc from a start-up into the world's biggest biotechnology company as its founding CEO, died on Sunday, the firm said in a statement. He was 84.

  • HeartWare Shares Up As FDA Safety Review MinimizedHeartWare Shares Up As FDA Safety Review Minimized

    April 23 2012 10:29 AM

    U.S. medical device reviewers said HeartWare International Inc's blood pump seemed to help people with severe heart failure but raised concerns about device-associated clotting rates and stroke.

  • Nestle Buys Pfizer's Baby Food Business For $11.9 BillionNestle Buys Pfizer's Baby Food Business For $11.9 Billion

    April 23 2012 10:17 AM

    Swiss food group Nestle is to buy drugmaker Pfizer's baby food business for $11.85 billion, beating out French rival Danone in the battle for dominance of fast-growing emerging markets.

  • Robin Gibb Cancer: What Are The Causes And Symptons Of Colorectal, Colon Cancer?Robin Gibb Cancer: What Are The Causes And Symptons Of Colorectal, Colon Cancer?

    April 23 2012 10:15 AM

    Robin Gibb' colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, is caused by uncontrolled cell growth in the colon or rectum. Symptoms typically include rectal bleeding and anemia, which are sometimes associated with weight loss and changes in bowel habits, according to the American Cancer Society.

  • 1 In 4 Americans Without Health Coverage [STUDY]1 In 4 Americans Without Health Coverage [STUDY]

    April 20 2012 10:15 AM

    As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of healthcare reform in the current election year, a study released on Thursday shows that one in four working-age Americans went without insurance at some point in 2011, often as a result of unemployment and other job changes.

  • Birth Defects More Common In IVF Babies [STUDY]Birth Defects More Common In IVF Babies [STUDY]

    April 20 2012 10:08 AM

    Babies conceived through certain fertility treatment techniques are about one-third more likely to have a birth defect than babies conceived without any extra help from technology, according to a review of several dozen studies.

  • Robin Gibb Coma: Singer Shows 'Flickers of Life' after Brother Barry Sings to HimRobin Gibb Coma: Singer Shows 'Flickers of Life' after Brother Barry Sings to Him

    April 20 2012 5:19 AM

    Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb moves eyes and tries to speak in hopeful signs of recovery.

  • McDonald Employee Marvin Washington Jr. Arrested For Spitting In Customer's Iced TeaMcDonald Employee Marvin Washington Jr. Arrested For Spitting In Customer's Iced Tea

    April 20 2012 5:10 AM

    A customer's worst nightmare came true when a South Carolina McDonald's employee allegedly spit into cups of iced tea that were returned by the customers since they were not sweet enough. The sickening event took place when a mother and a daughter visited McDonald's on Main Street over the weekend and picked up two iced teas from the drive-through, according to Associated Press.

  • China's Mine Workers At Higher Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease [STUDY]China's Mine Workers At Higher Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease [STUDY]

    April 19 2012 9:08 AM

    Chinese workers who are exposed to silica dust in mines, and pottery and gemstone factories suffer not only from respiratory illnesses, but are at higher risk of contracting heart and infectious diseases and cancer, researchers in China have found.

  • Michael J. Fox Foundation To Test New Parkinson's Disease DrugMichael J. Fox Foundation To Test New Parkinson's Disease Drug

    April 19 2012 9:04 AM

    French drugmaker Sanofi said on Thursday it would collaborate with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to test an early- stage experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease.

  • Trauma Patients Taken By Helicopter May Fare Better [STUDY]Trauma Patients Taken By Helicopter May Fare Better [STUDY]

    April 18 2012 10:14 AM

    People who suffer serious injuries may have a better chance of surviving if they're taken to a trauma center by a helicopter instead of an ambulance, suggests new research. Patients' chances of surviving were between one and two percent better if they were transported to trauma centers by helicopter rather than by ambulance.

  • Caraco Pharmaceuticals: US Supreme Court Rules For Generic Drugmaker On PatentCaraco Pharmaceuticals: US Supreme Court Rules For Generic Drugmaker On Patent

    April 18 2012 10:09 AM

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in favor of a generic drugmaker in a case over how companies can fight brand-name rivals in an effort to get their cheaper medicines to market. Caraco, a unit of India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, argued that the description of the patent for the diabetes drug, Prandin, was too broad and therefore prevented any generic from entering the market. It raised a counterclaim to challenge the description.

  • Schmallenberg Virus: Scientists Say Spread Is A Warning To EuropeSchmallenberg Virus: Scientists Say Spread Is A Warning To Europe

    April 17 2012 9:19 AM

    The outbreak of a new livestock disease in western Europe last year, particularly harmful to offspring, could move further into areas surrounding the worst affected countries in the next cycle of new births, scientists say.

  • Parkinson's Disease Treatment: New Zealand Firm To Trial Pig CellsParkinson's Disease Treatment: New Zealand Firm To Trial Pig Cells

    April 17 2012 9:03 AM

    A New Zealand company plans to implant pig cells in the human brain in a clinical trial to treat Parkinson's disease and help improve movement and brain functions in patients.