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Diabetes To Double Or Triple In U.S.
Up to a third of U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if Americans continue to gain weight and avoid exercise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected on Friday.
Scientists Poised to Wipe Out Deadly Cattle Disease
Scientists are poised to eliminate the deadly cattle disease Rinderpest, ending a malady that has devastated animal herds for centuries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said on Thursday.
Canada Declares BPA Toxic
Canada has declared bisphenol A a toxic chemical, prompting calls for far-reaching curbs on the industrial chemical that is used in everything from the linings of aluminum cans to coatings on electronic till receipts.
Walking May Keep Brain From Shrinking
Walking at least six miles a week may be one thing people can do to keep their brains from shrinking and fight off dementia, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
The Evolution of the Human Brain; Dilemmas and Possible Resolutions
This article discusses a process by which an incidental growth of brain tissue (as per the chance mutations thesis) could have combined with other brain functions to produce our higher mental faculties. The focus is on an enhanced aiming capacity as an "accidental" integrative mechanism that occurred happenstance in human evolution.
Rare Plant Has Biggest Genome Yet
When it comes to genomes, size matters -- and British scientists say a rare and striking plant native to Japan is in a perilous position.
Mars Inc, IBM and USDA Map Genome For Cocoa Plant
Candy maker Mars Inc., computer company IBM Corp. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have mapped the cacao genome in an effort to improve cocoa crop quality and sustain the world's supply of the key ingredient for chocolate.
EU Restricts Animal Testing
Primates, including mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans -- have gained new protection after the European Parliament backed a clampdown on animal testing.
Genetic Link To Common Migraine
An international scientific team has identified for the first time a genetic risk factor associated with common migraines and say their research could open the way for new treatments to prevent migraine attacks.
Internet Addicts More Likely to Develop Depression
Teenagers who spend excessive amounts of time on the Internet are one and a half times more likely to develop depression than moderate web users, a study in China has found.
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