Archive: 10/22/2013

DDT and obesity linked in new study

Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look ...

Oct 22, 2013
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FDA probes dog illnesses tied to jerky treats

(HealthDay)—Meat or plant-based "jerky" pet treats have been tied to mysterious illnesses in thousands of dogs, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is asking the public for help in ...

Oct 22, 2013
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Amgen 3Q profit jumps 24 pct. on stronger sales

Biotech drugmaker Amgen Inc. said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit jumped 24 percent, trouncing analysts' expectations, as sales of more than a half-dozen of its drugs increased by double digits.

Oct 22, 2013
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Genetic variation alters efficacy of antidepressant

Having a different form of a gene that regulates the brain chemical noradrenaline influences how well men remember negative memories after taking the antidepressant drug reboxetine, according to a study published in the October ...

Oct 22, 2013
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US Republicans vow no let up on 'Obamacare' (Update)

Republicans revived attacks against their favorite target "Obamacare" Tuesday by seizing on technical failures to try to delay its rollout, amid some fraying of Democratic support for the health care reforms.

Oct 22, 2013
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