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Why Smoking Calms Schizophrenia
Smoking may actually have a positive affect on brain function in people with schizophrenia, prompting scientists to study the brain receptors influenced by nicotine.
Sad, Sleepy Seniors
High school seniors who are excessively sleepy during the day may be at an increased risk of depression, according to a new study.
Living Longer, but Not Healthier
Researchers have found an increase over the past 10 years in hypertension among older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States.
Deadly Genetic Two-fer
The genetic mechanism that destroys brain cells responsible for Alzheimer's disease is also the cause of early development of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down Syndrome.
Barking Up the Right Tree
Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract found in pine-tree bark, significantly improves symptoms of hay fever, according to a new study.
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels a Reality
Researchers in Texas have achieved a major feat in the field of regenerative medicine, successfully creating lab-grown blood vessels that function in mice.
Building Synthetic Blood
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have gotten closer to the creation of synthetic blood by creating tiny, flexible particles that can circulate in the body and closely mimic red blood cells.
Fish Oil Supplements and Heart-Failure Patients Get Along Swimmingly
A new study suggests fish oil (omega-3 fatty acid) supplements may help heart failure patients.
An Arm and a Leg and a Heart
According to a new study, an artery in the arm is no more efficient or related to better outcomes than a leg vein for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients.
The ABCs About PSAs
Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute believe they have pinpointed why PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels reflect cancer progression.