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Spouses likely to share kidney disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Spouses of patients on dialysis are likely to have chronic kidney disease themselves and should be screened for it, Taiwanese researchers reported on Friday.

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April 30th, 2010

Our Big Problem

Obesity is spreading—and eating away at America’s economy and health. Theodore Dalrymple on how society can bite back. Read more…

April 30th, 2010

NASA Chief Draws Fire for Benefits

NASA chief Charles Bolden is facing stiff criticism for his extensive efforts to secure generous lifetime health benefits to all former astronauts—including himself—and their families. Read more…

April 30th, 2010

An Underlying Cause for Psychopaths?

FRIDAY, April 30 — Mental impairments in psychopaths are similar to those in people with damage to the frontal lobes of the brain, a new study finds.Callousness and a lack of remorse and empathy are among the personality traits of psychopaths, but…


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April 30th, 2010

Gender Differences Show in Risk of Narcotic Abuse

FRIDAY, April 30 — Men and women have differnet reasons for abusing prescription painkillers, a new study shows.It included 662 non-cancer patients with chronic pain who took opioid painkillers, a group of narcotics that includes morphine,…


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April 30th, 2010
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