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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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Researchers test obesity, diabetes tool

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researchers are testing a promising device that fights two of the most common health problems that Americans face - obesity and diabetes.

Oct 22, 2013
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Argentines link health problems to agrochemicals

Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi was never trained to handle pesticides. His job was to keep the crop-dusters flying by filling their tanks as quickly as possible, although it often meant getting drenched ...

Oct 20, 2013
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Rapid reversal of diabetes after gastric banding surgery

Clinical researchers from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent's Hospital have shown that a form of weight loss surgery, known as 'gastric banding', brings about reversal of diabetes in some patients, ...

Oct 15, 2013
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Study says we're over the hill at 24

(Medical Xpress)—It's a hard pill to swallow, but if you're over 24 years of age you've already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance, according to a new Simon Fraser University study.

Transplanting interneurons: Getting the right mix

(Medical Xpress)—Despite early optimistic studies, the promise of curing neurological conditions using transplants remains unfulfilled. While researchers have exhaustively cataloged different types of cells ...