Archive: 07/18/2011

When the brain decides

Every day we have to make decisions that involve evaluating or choosing between options, often without much information to go on. So how we do it? How do we prevent analysis paralysis?

Jul 18, 2011
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Australian hospital in baby switch error

Two Australian mothers were mistakenly given the wrong newborns in a mix up which saw the infants breastfed and cared for by the wrong woman for some eight hours, the hospital said Monday.

Jul 18, 2011
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AIDS conference opens in Rome

(AP) -- The head of the United Nations AIDS program called Sunday for an increase in access to drugs that help treat or prevent the spread of the disease, saying it is "morally wrong" to keep millions of ...

Jul 18, 2011
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Big brouhaha over obscure Medicare board

(AP) -- Remember the debunked death panels? A new Medicare board that Republicans are calling a "rationing panel" could become the next boogeyman in the nation's hyperbolic health care debate.

Jul 18, 2011
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Falls may be early sign of Alzheimer's

Falls and balance problems may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report July 17, 2011, at the Alzheimer’s Association International ...

Jul 18, 2011
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Neutralizing HIV

Each time a virus invades a healthy individual, antibodies created by the body fight to fend off the intruders. For some viruses, like HIV, the antibodies are very specific and are generated too slowly to ...

Jul 18, 2011
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'Love your body' to lose weight

Almost a quarter of men and women in England and over a third of adults in America are obese. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease and can significantly shorten a person's life expectancy. New research ...

Jul 18, 2011
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