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New study finds glamorization of drugs in rap music jumped dramatically over 2 decades

Berkeley -- A new study finds that references to illegal drug use in rap music jumped sixfold in the two decades since 1979, the year Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" hit the charts and introduced to a mainstream audience a music genre born from inner-city America. Moreover, illegal drug us...

Blue Cross' Stop Smoking Phone Coaching Enrollments Jumped in October

New Statewide, Smoke-Free Law Triggers Calls to Quitline EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The state's largest health plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), recorded that more of its members sought help to quit smoking in October, according to enrollment data r...

Obesity Surgeries Have Jumped Dramatically Since 1998

Obesity surgeries for patients between the ages of 55 and 64 in the United States soared from 772 procedures in 1998 to 15,086 surgeries in 2004—a nearly 2,000 percent increase, according to a new report by HHS’ //Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report, the latest of several s...

Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

...since 2007. Medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis, jumped 9.1 percent among Philadelphians ages 20 to 44, 16.2 percent among 45 to 64 year olds and 44.9 percent among Philadelphians 65-plus. The incide...

AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps

...rs, primates in Africa harbor more than 40 types of viruses that target their immune systems like HIV does in humans. In fact, a couple of the viruses jumped to humans and created the two existing forms of HIV. In their study, the researchers followed chimps in Tanzania's Gombe National Park for nine yea...

Private and public insurance choices could help pay for national health care reform

... has kept the administrative costs of public insurance programs relatively low. However, between 2005 and 2006, Medicare's annual administrative costs jumped from $12 billion to $20 billion, largely because of increased payments to cover the administrative costs of private health and drug plans participatin...

Reminder program dramatically increases mammography rates, Kaiser Permanente study finds

...members is the largest to test a reminder program involving this three-pronged approach. By the second year of the program in 2008, mammography rates jumped from 63 to more than 80 percent among women aged 50-69. "We know mammograms are effective, but too many women put them off, even when they have he...

Reminder Program Dramatically Increases Mammography Rates, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

...members is the largest to test a reminder program involving this three-pronged approach. By the second year of the program in 2008, mammography rates jumped from 63 to more than 80 percent among women aged 50-69. "We know mammograms are effective, but too many women put them off, even when they ha...

Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows

... 'Cry embedded in a purr' exploits human psyche, researchers say,,,, MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- It's 6 a.m. Your cat has jumped up on the bed and, as he does every morning, lets out a mix of low purr and plaintive cry. The message is irresistible: Get up now and feed me. A n...

Supergoop! Award-Winning SPF 30 Sunscreen & Skin Protection Lotion Featured On The Today Show

...munities. When learning of the Today Show's mission to help those in need across the country, Doctor T's Supergoop! CEO & Founder, Holly Thaggard, jumped at the opportunity. Roker's goodwill road trip kicked off in Los Angeles, CA and continued on to Portland, OR with Supergoop! SPF 30 on board. Su...
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Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria

...ceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, by identifying several new parasites from chimpanzees. The newly discovered parasites show that malaria jumped from animals to humans, much the way that HIV, SARS and swine flu originated. "This discovery shows that ancient diseases, such as malaria, can...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Offers Results Without Side Effects

...ne blocker Lupron for one year. The Lupron made him feel extremely tired and he lost all sexual desire. The drug temporarily lowered his PSA, but it jumped to 46 when he stopped it. Mike began researching treatments that would not cause impotence (erectile dysfunction), incontinence (urine leakage) or a...

Younger Adults Increasingly Treated for Heart Disease-related Conditions

...1 and 2006, the number of 20-44 year olds taking prescription medications to treat high cholesterol increased 68 percent, and use of antihypertensives jumped 21 percent. Based on this new analysis, the estimated number of 20-44 year olds nationwide on lipid-lowering drugs surged from 2.5 million in 2001 to...
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Hybrid vehicle rebates produce scant environmental benefits, high cost

... According to the study, the inefficiency of rebate programs rises disproportionately when governments increase rebate levels. "When B.C.'s rebate jumped from $1,000 to $2,000 in 2005, the actual cost of reducing carbon emissions more than doubled," he says, noting that Ontario recently increased its re...

New computational technique allows comparison of whole genomes as easily as whole books

...rcent of the human genome, with the remainder being non-coding "introns," regulatory DNA, duplicate or redundant DNA and transposons - genes that have jumped from other places in the genome. Kim thought that traditional text comparison - used, for example, to assess the authorship of a work of literature...

African thicket rat malaria linked to virulent human form

...ted earlier in her lab found a closely related form of ,Plasmodium , in bats from the same area, and it may be that the most virulent form of malaria jumped into humans from these other arboreal animals. "Like Ebola and SARS, this could be another example of bat-human linkage. Although the results of this ...

New World post-pandemic reforestation helped start Little Ice Age, say Stanford scientists

...oked at ice cores and tropical sponge records, which give us reliable proxies for the carbon isotope composition of atmospheric carbon dioxide. And it jumped out at us right away," Nevle said. "We saw a conspicuous increase in the isotope ratio of heavy carbon to light carbon. That gave us a sense that may...

Synthetic virus supports a bat origin for SARS

... killed nearly 800 of them may have originated in bats, but the actual animal source is not known. In an effort to understand how SARS-CoV may have jumped from bats to humans, a team of investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has now gen...

Biological invasions increasing due to freshwater impoundments, says CU-Boulder study

...clude Julian Olden of the University of Washington in Seattle and Jake Vander Zanden of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Zebra mussels recently jumped to reservoirs in the West, including Colorado, said Johnson, leading to mandatory boat inspections at some landings. The other invaders are either al...

Nothing stops an expert in the art of living

..., Voigt and Gorb decided to test how non-stick mirid bugs really are. Wrapping a bug in a leaf the team were amazed when they unrolled it and 'the bug jumped up and ran away!' says Voigt. The bug was completely non-stick. Next, the team checked the mirid bug's surface by pressing a bug against a glass slide...

How nonstick bugs evade natural fly paper

..., Voigt and Gorb decided to test how non-stick mirid bugs really are. Wrapping a bug in a leaf the team were amazed when they unrolled it and 'the bug jumped up and ran away!' says Voigt. The bug was completely non-stick. Next the team checked the mirid bug's surface by pressing a bug against a glass slide ...

How non-stick bugs evade natural fly paper

..., Voigt and Gorb decided to test how non-stick mirid bugs really are. Wrapping a bug in a leaf the team were amazed when they unrolled it and 'the bug jumped up and ran away!' says Voigt. The bug was completely non-stick. Next the team checked the mirid bug's surface by pressing a bug against a glass slide ...

Outdoor enthusiasts scaring off native carnivores in parks

...d, especially in natural areas surrounding large urban centers, such as in the San Francisco Bay Area. For example, the number of Americans day hikers jumped nearly 800 percent between 1960 and 2000, according to national surveys. These extra hikers, bird-watchers and mountain bikers put pressure on park...
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Biotech Hot in July Driven by Positive Drug Data and Acquisitions

... Helping fuel investors' enthusiasm was Human Genome Sciences whose shares jumped a whopping 395 percent in July on news of positive results for its experime...er cognition and overall improvement. - Orexigen Therapeutics shares jumped 54 percent in July after revealing that Contrave, a longer lasting form of ...

NeoStem's New York City Adult Stem Cell Collection Center Has Opened and Begun Collections

...tes (founder and partner), a vibrant Manhattan based medical practice, to perform collections in this important market. "My wife, Karen, and I jumped on the opportunity to be among the first in New York City to undergo this painless stem cell collection process. We are very excited about having made...

Consumers Looking to Sustainable Food Production to Feed Global Population

...ble food production and its role in feeding the world. According to IFIC's 2008 Food Biotechnology survey , awareness of sustainable food production jumped 11 percent from 2007 to 2008 (from 30 to 41 percent). Consumers rated "growing more food to help feed the growing global population" as the...

Pipeline for Breast Cancer Therapies is Focus of New MedPredict Report

...dentify the most promising candidates in clinical development, as well as explore unmet needs. They address the following questions: -- Has Novartis jumped ahead of Amgen in developing a breast cancer drug that provides a mortality benefit and preserves bone? MedPredict's panel debates the implications of...

January Market Jitters Fails to Derail Biotech

...tricter safety warnings and reimbursement rates. Amgen's shares closed the month unchanged. Genentech reported solid quarterly results, and its shares jumped 5% in January. On the other side of the coin, shares of Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. took a major hit, dropping 20% in January on the news of a wider...

Hyaluronic Acid Knee Procedures Grow 38% from Q3 2006 to Q3 2007

...products they use in these procedures. In the survey sample, from Q3 2006 to Q3 2007, average quarterly orthopedic surgeon HA knee injection volumes jumped from 62 to nearly 85. Similarly, over the same time period, average quarterly HA knee injections for rheumatologists increased from 54 to over 75. Fue...

Biotech Continues Upward Climb in October

... proposed $14-$16 range. Investors liked the company's prospects and in the first day of trading after its offering the company's share value jumped almost 50%. -- On the last day of the month Nanosphere, which markets a platform for molecular diagnostic testing, priced 7 million shares offeri...

Strong Demand Pushes up Both Prices and Sales Volumes for Dragon's Main Products

...vities. Compared to the level in the beginning of this year, the prices for the formulation drugs have risen by an average of 12%. The sale volume has jumped from 6.35 million units in January to 10.50 million units in August 2007. The demand for Clavulanic Acid keeps rising as well, especially from Indian...

Open Letter: Blasted Worm

...ociates, Zone Labs, Microsoft, and dozens of other software companies, and the small army of corporate and independent IT guys. These are the ones who jumped into the fray, worked overtime, and helped the Average Joe fix and defend computer systems last week. You? You're just a punk. So why don't you go...

I'm Linked In, Now What?

... Social networking is a tech bubble that I fear is about to burst. Months ago, venture investors and entrepreneurs jumped on the pump and began inflating the idea that there was money to be made by exploiting so-called six degrees of separation. Business networks, afte...
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