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Celebrex May Curb Colon Cancer -- But With Caveats


People who took a newer type of pain pill over a three-year period were less likely to develop polyps that could lead to colorectal cancer -- but at the expense of a higher risk of heart problems.
Reuters, May 11, 2011 (Note: This article earned a 5-star review from Health News Review.)

Nearsightedness Linked to Serious Eye Disease


People who are nearsighted may be nearly twice as likely to also develop glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.
Reuters, June 30, 2011 (Note: This was the week's most popular story on all of reuters.com.)

Can Painkillers Prevent Melanoma?


New findings add to the confusion over whether taking aspirin, ibuprofen or related painkillers reduces the risk of developing melanoma.
Reuters, April 1, 2011 (Note: This article earned a 5-star review from Health News Review.)

She's 11, Going on 2,500


Museumgoers get their first glimpse of an average resident of ancient Greece.
Scientific American, March 1, 2011

Scientist to Watch


One of the researchers instrumental in constructing the fluid mosaic model of cell membranes is also a widely recognized authority on antique timepieces.
The Scientist, July 1, 2011  

Asthma Prevalence Up 12% in Last Decade


Asthma now affects 1 in 12 Americans, but only one third are using long-term control therapies such as inhaled corticosteroids, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Medscape News, May 3, 2011  

Arthritis May Degrade Quality of Life


Study points to poorer physical and mental health among people with arthritis.
Arthritis Today, May 6, 2011  

More Evidence One Size of Anesthesia Doesn't Fit All


New findings show that women at risk of postpartum depression, as well as people carrying certain genes, benefit more from different types of anesthesia.
Anesthesiology News, June 1, 2011  

Many Don't Take Prescriptions Because of Cost


A significant portion of people -- perhaps as many as one in five -- don't take drugs a doctor has prescribed because they can't pay for them.
Reuters, March 30, 2011

Major Hurdle Crossed in Rare Disease


Scientists have identified biomarkers for Niemann-Pick type C disease, making it easier to diagnose the condition and screen new compounds.
The Scientist, December 7, 2010.

Q&A: Manolis Papagrigorakis


The Athens-based orthodontist explains the art and science of reconstructing the heads of long-dead people from their skulls alone.
Nature, March 3, 2011.

A Rare Chance


Over the course of 5 days, an army of researchers and clinicians examined, poked, and prodded 1-year-old Hannah Ostrea in the hope that her rare disease could reveal something about another condition that affects 1 million Americans: Parkinson’s.
The Scientist, February 1, 2010.