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Insomnia: Why you are alert the next day, despite missing out on sleep

Posted November 12, 2008

The less you sleep one night, the more likely you are to stay awake the next night. You’re also likely to be alert throughout the day despite the lack of sleep. And scientists have finally figured out why this is.

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Acupuncture Offers Benefits in Alleviating Breast Cancer Treatment Side-Effects

Posted November 12, 2008

A 2008 American study, which appeared in the September issue of The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, examined the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating women coping with the side effects of conventional breast cancer medicine.

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Green Tea Compound Found to Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

Posted November 12, 2008

A compound found in green tea could slow or even prevent the development of type 1 diabetes, new research in mice suggests.
Green tea contains several antioxidants that have been shown to curb inflammation, prevent cell death, and possibly even ward off cancer.

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Michigan Voters Say Yes To Medical Marijuana

Posted November 12, 2008

Rejecting arguments that it will increase crime and recreational use of the drug, 63 per cent of voters in the American state of Michigan showed on Tuesday that they were in favour of letting people who were ill grow their own pot.

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U.S. Medical Students Call On President-Elect Obama To Deliver Accessible Health Care System

Posted November 12, 2008

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the nation’s oldest and largest, independent association for physicians-in-training, congratulates President-elect Barack Obama and urges him to move the country toward a health care system that delivers accessible, affordable, high-quality health care to all Americans.

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Mmm, beer. This brew could extend your life

Posted November 12, 2008

Here’s a reason to raise a pint; scientists at Rice University have created beer that could extend your life. BioBeer, as it’s called, has three genes spliced into special brewer’s yeast that produce resveratrol, the chemical in red wine that is thought to protect against diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions

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High blood pressure? Eating grapes may help

Posted November 12, 2008

Grapes helped lower blood pressure and improve heart function in lab rats fed an otherwise salty diet, The findings, published in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, may help people with high blood pressure, they said.

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Heartbeats may power future pacemakers

Posted November 12, 2008

Pacemakers and defibrillators of the future may generate an extra power boost from a surprising energy source: The heart itself. Using a microgenerator powered by heartbeats, a British team said on Monday their experiment produced nearly 17 percent of the electricity needed to run an artificial pacemaker.

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