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Hurricane Alex Intensifies As It Heads Toward Mexico

The first Atlantic hurricane of the year strengthened to a Category 2 storm, whipping up high waves that frustrated oil cleanup efforts and delivering tar balls onto already soiled beaches. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the hurricane will make landfall in northeastern Mexico sometime Wednesday night. Read more…

June 30th, 2010

Study finds prostate screening cuts cancer deaths

LONDON (Reuters) – An extensive study into the merits of screening men between the ages of 50 and 65 for prostate cancer has found it can cut death rates from the disease by as much as half, Swedish scientists said Thursday.

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June 30th, 2010

Three-Legged Dogs Aid in Robot Design

WEDNESDAY, June 30 — The movement of three-legged dogs is being studied to help scientists design robots that can adapt in the event of an “injury.”German researchers used high-tech infrared cameras to record the movements of dogs missing a fore…


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June 30th, 2010

Medicare to Weigh Coverage for Dendreon Drug

The U.S. government said it would analyze whether covering the costs of Provenge, Dendreon’s expensive immunotherapy treatment for prostate cancer, is “reasonable and necessary.” Read more…

June 30th, 2010

Medical Claims for Marijuana—Just Blowing Smoke?

Maybe, maybe not. We won’t know until the federal government gives researchers more leeway. Read more…

June 30th, 2010
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