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June 01, 2011


1. Study: Potentially Dangerous Bacteria Found on Hospital Patients' Cell Phones

2. Q&A: A Food Safety Expert Explains Germany's E. Coli Outbreak
As of Tuesday evening, a virulent and mysterious type of E. coli had killed 16 people in northern Germany and Sweden and sickened 1,150 others in Germany alone. The source of the food-borne outbreak is still unknown, though German officials [...]

3. Could Too Much Coffee Affect Chances of Pregnancy?
Caffeine may perk you up mentally, but it could have the opposite effect on your fallopian tubes, leading researchers to wonder whether women who drink coffee, tea and soda may have a harder time getting pregnant. Researchers at the University [...]

4. Virus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Was Likely a False Alarm
Two new studies say a link between a virus and chronic fatigue syndrome probably was a false alarm, the latest possible culprit that could fall by the wayside. In 2009, a group of researchers in Nevada and Maryland announced they'd [...]

5. Plan Your Way to Less Stress, More Happiness
A recent survey by psychologist and self-help author Robert Epstein found that 25% of our happiness hinges on how well we're able to manage stress. The next logical question is, of course, how best can we reduce our stress? Epstein's [...]

6. WHO Says Cell Phone Radiation Is "Possibly Carcinogenic." Now What?
Using a mobile phone may increase your risk for certain kinds of brain cancers. That was the scientific conclusion relayed today by a working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the World Health Organization's International Agency for [...]

7. An Addict's Battle With Painkiller Addiction Reveals Outdated Rehab Tactics
The New York Times today includes a moving personal story about overcoming opioid addiction. But while it describes one woman's triumph, it also illustrates something the Institute of Medicine calls a "quality chasm" between effective addiction care, as supported by [...]

8. Monkeys, Like Humans, Make Bad Choices and Regret Them, Too
We humans tend to think of ourselves as the only sentient beings capable of regret, a key emotion that helps keep us from making the same mistakes over and over. Now a new study shows that rhesus monkeys may be [...]

9. The Psychology of Real Estate: Why North Is Better Than South
So you're searching online for a new place to live. You stumble across an affordable house in a nearby city that you've never visited. The house is in a neighborhood called North Town. A few minutes later, you find a [...]

10. After the Storms, What Happens to the Tornadoes' Orphans?


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