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May 16, 2011


1. Could a Spoonful of Sugar Help the Medicine Work?
When it comes to having a sweet tooth, bacteria take the cake. Which is why, in a new study in mice and lab-dish cells, researchers were able to use the sweet stuff to lure bacteria out of hiding and kill [...]

2. A Blood Test to Predict Premature Birth Could Hit the Market Next Year
One in 10 mothers give birth prematurely, a biological mystery that often comes with little warning and a sideshow of dangerous health repercussions. Doctors historically have had little luck predicting which women will deliver early, but now a new study [...]

3. Early Treatment With Anti-HIV Drugs Stops Transmission Between Partners
Researchers report yet more tantalizing data that the antiretroviral drugs doctors currently use to treat HIV infection could also be effective in preventing transmission of the virus. In a large randomized trial involving more than 1,700 heterosexual couples â€" in [...]

4. Mind Reading: Positive Psychologist Martin Seligman on the Good Life
These days Martin Seligman, author of the best-selling book Authentic Happiness, is perhaps best known as a father of positive of psychology â€" the study of people's strengths and virtues, rather than on pathological behavior. But, previously, Seligman's work focused on [...]

5. Don't Tell Me: Knowing How Long Unpleasantness Will Last Makes It Worse
People are notoriously bad at predicting their future emotional state. Intuitively, for instance, we think that knowing beforehand how long an unpleasant experience will last â€" waiting on a crowded subway platform or having dinner with the in-laws â€" will [...]

6. Scientists Identify Possible Human Lung Stem Cell
Scientists believe they've discovered stem cells in the lung that can make a wide variety of the organ's tissues, a finding that might open new doors for treating emphysema and other diseases. When these human cells were injected into mice, [...]

7. Alaina Giordano, Mom with Stage 4 Cancer, Speaks Out About Losing Her Kids
Divorce is often nasty but once in a while, the details of a particular breakup grab ahold of the soul and won't let go. One such case involves Alaina Giordano, a mother of two who is battling Stage 4 breast [...]

8. Cafeteria Cams Track Students' Calorie Consumption at School
School lunches have been getting a lot of attention, especially since President Obama signed a $4.5-billion bill last December to improve the quality of students' meals. In Los Angeles, the schools superintendent announced this week he was considering a ban [...]

9. Study: Internet Access May Increase Prescription Drug Misuse
Could increasing Internet use help explain the recent surge in prescription drug misuse in the U.S.? That's the hypothesis put forth by a new study published in Health Affairs. Between 1997 and 2007, Americans' household access to the Internet went [...]

10. Babies on the Bottle: How Long Is Too Long?


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