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Highest-Mortality Groups Last in Line for H1N1 Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined who will get the vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus -- aka "swine flu" -- in the event of a shortage, but the priority groups don't line up well with the groups most likely to die from the disease ...

Different Brain Chemistry Mix Could Explain ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, stems from a biological problem with the brain's chemistry that controls feelings of reward and motivation, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association ...

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Anti-Obesity ‘Wonder Drug’ May Harm Liver

The Food and Drug Administration is looking into reports that orlistat, a drug used to control obesity, might have played a role in 32 cases of liver injury that occurred between 1998 and 2008. The FDA is also investigating an undisclosed number of other cases of liver damage that might be related to the drug ...

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Movable Prosthetics: The Biomechanical Interface

The woman who can feel roughness or smoothness in her artificial hands for the first time in years; the child whose artificial leg lengthens as he grows; the previously armless man who can reach into a cabinet above his head to prepare dinner; machines that will some day register sensations in much the same way that people can -- thanks to research that will culminate this year in a major set of new designs, procedures and prototypes for artificial limbs, some of these miracles might eventually become commonplace, perhaps in another generation...

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Green Glow Illuminates Possible Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Researchers at two Southern California schools may have achieved a breakthrough in the search for chemicals that can slow -- or even reverse -- the progression of Alzheimer's disease and possibly even diabetes. ...

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