A new study evaluated the effects of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, formerly called People with Arthritis Can Exercise to promote managing arthritis through exercise.
Cotton growers used to be bedeviled by boll weevils. Now, thanks to a successful large-area eradication program, the weevils are no longer a problem in most U.S. cotton fields. But stink bugs have filled the void boll weevils left in parts of the Southeast. Stink bug infestations cost Georgia farmers about 3 percent of their cotton in 2003.
Steven Spielberg can put off worrying about where he's going to put his 1 millionth trophy until next year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has decided that it will not present the prolific filmmaker with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement until 2009, now that the 2008 Golden Globe Awards have been canceled. And honoring the director behind Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, the Indiana Jones trilogy and E.T. during a network newscast just didn't boast the same cachet.
If anything, the people are consistent. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End scored a hat trick for the billion-dollar Disney franchise Tuesday at the 34th Annual People's Choice Awards, becoming the third film in the series to be named Favorite Movie and, incidentally, the first to win for Favorite Threequel.
The most common indication worldwide for pediatric transplantation, biliary atresia is also the most common cause of chronic liver disease in newborns. In the US, about 42 percent of children undergoing their first liver transplant are diagnosed with biliary atresia.
Researchers are uncovering how brain cells are affected in Fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited mental retardation and the most common genetic cause of autism. "I think we've discovered a core mechanism underlying Fragile X syndrome," said the senior author of the study.
A vaccine not yet licensed in the United States produces immunity against four strains of meningococcal disease and is well tolerated when administered to infants, according to a new article.
A new study has found that congestive heart failure patients patients were much more likely to be disabled than people without the condition. They were found to be much more likely to require care from nursing homes and family members. The prevalence of condition imposes 'significant burden' on families, health care system and long-term care facilities.
A new study found strong evidence that trichloroethylene is a risk factor for parkinsonism, a group of nervous disorders with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease. TCE is a chemical widely used in industry that is also found in drinking water, surface water and soil due to runoff from manufacturing sites where it is used.
Lifestyle intervention and the drug metformin are both effective against antipsychotic-induced weight gain, and treatment is most effective when the two therapies are combined, according to a new article.
When a blood vessel clogs up, a localized deficiency of oxygen results, causing the surrounding tissue to die. However, working with mice, scientists have been able to prevent muscular tissue with severe hypoxia from dying. For the medical world, this discovery signifies an important step forward in limiting damage after a heart attack, for example, or for better preservation of organs awaiting transplants.
Most children are able to imagine their future selves as astronauts, politicians or even superheroes; however, many older adults find it difficult to recollect past events, let alone generate new ones. A new study reveals that the ability of older adults to form imaginary scenarios is linked to their ability to recall detailed memories.
Combining tenacity with taste, Agricultural Research Service scientists have bred three new blueberry cultivars that can take the heat of growing in the South while offering high yields of plump, phytonutrient-rich fruit.
A specific enzyme can be detected in large quantities in lung cancers even when the cancer has not yet developed. Thus this molecule would serve as a good marker in the diagnosis and prognosis of the disease. The research is of great interest for potential future therapeutic applications as well.