Health

US Tox21 to begin screening 10,000 chemicals

A high-speed robotic screening system, aimed at protecting human health by improving how chemicals are tested in the United States, begins today to test 10,000 compounds for potential toxicity.

NIH grantee honored for pioneering research on gene networks

A long-term grantee of the National Institutes of Health has been awarded the International Prize for Biology from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

HIV/AIDS: Depression "overlooked" in treating HIV patients

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Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder among HIV-positive people.

Steroids boost survival, reduce brain injury for infants born at 23 weeks

Prenatal steroids — given to pregnant women at risk for giving birth prematurely — appear to improve survival and limit brain injury among infants born as early as the 23rd week of pregnancy, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health...

Tainted Nectar? Consumer Group Warns Of Arsenic In Fruit Juice

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In addition to arsenic, dangerous levels of lead have...

Weighing in on Dietary Fats

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With the winter holidays upon us, you’ll likely be surrounded by family, friends and plenty of good food. Many of these foods...

Key Hearing Proteins Identified

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Researchers have found what appear to be 2 key components of the long-sought-after mechanotransduction channel in the inner ear—the...

Wood Cooking Stoves Combat Pneumonia

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A new study found that wood-burning cooking stoves with chimneys lowered exposure to wood smoke from open cooking fires and reduced...

Targeted Light Therapy Destroys Cancer Cells

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A cluster of breast cancer cells.

SAMHSA releases data from the latest National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released findings from the 2010 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).