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FDA Takes End Run to Award Contract to PR Firm

Posted November 12, 2008

The FDA has hired a PR firm to counter recent bad press, but the move will cost tax payers more since the FDA circumvented standard government contracting procedures.

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Scientists Develop New Strategy to Fight Obesity

Posted November 12, 2008

An antibody that breaks down and suppresses an appetite stimulant produced by the human body has been discovered.

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Motivations to exercise change over time

Posted November 12, 2008

The factors that motivate people to start exercising are not necessarily the same ones that will drive them to stay active over time, a new study suggests. While many sedentary people move past the initial hurdle of getting off the couch and into their running shoes, research shows that the real challenge is sticking with a commitment to exercise.

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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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