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Stories by Jordan Lite

How Can You Control Your Dreams?

The ability to manipulate our dream worlds goes beyond the science fiction plot of the movie Inception. A dream expert from Harvard University explains how it works

July 29, 2010 — Jordan Lite

Stephen Hawking still hospitalized, but "comfortable"

Physicist Stephen Hawking remained hospitalized today, a day after he was admitted with undisclosed symptoms.

Hawking, 67, has suffered from the neuro-degenerative disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, for more than 45 years and is mostly paralyzed.

April 21, 2009 — Jordan Lite

NIH issues new stem cell research guidelines

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released draft guidelines that permit federal funding for research on stem cells from human embryos set to be discarded by fertility clinics.

April 17, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Money for cheaper herb-based malaria meds

A subsidy program intended to drive down the cost of lifesaving malaria drugs called artemisinin-based combination therapies—now considered the most effective treatment against the parasitic disease—was unveiled today in Norway.

April 17, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Epilepsy med linked to decreased IQ

Children born to women who took the epilepsy drug Depakote while pregnant had lower IQ scores than those whose moms took three other antiseizure meds, research published  this week shows.

April 17, 2009 — Jordan Lite

GSK and Pfizer in HIV company merger

Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer said today that they're creating a company dedicated to developing HIV medications. The unusual arrangement will give London-based GSK 85 percent equity and New York's Pfizer the remainder.

April 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Soot solution: New stoves?

Are there any short-term solutions to climate change? One potentially quick fix being bandied about in India is the replacement of old cooking stoves that produce Earth-warming, lung-clogging black carbon (a.k.a.

April 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Rare polio death in Minnesota

Minnesota health officials are reporting an unusual death linked to a strain of polio once used in vaccines.

The Minnesota Department of Health said yesterday that a man, whom they did not identify, with symptoms of the paralyzing disease died last month.

April 15, 2009 — Jordan Lite

On the (pillow) case: EPA tackles bedbugs

Bedbugs have crawled their way onto the national agenda. Federal environmental regulators are hosting the first-ever "bedbug summit" to discuss emerging infestations of the insects around the country.

April 15, 2009 — Jordan Lite

In labor? Stand, sit, walk... But don't lie down

Hey would-be moms, eager to pick up the pace of your delivery? One piece of advice: don't lie down.

Researchers report in today's Cochrane Review that women who knelt, sat or walked around during the early stages of labor instead of lying in bed sliced as much as an hour off of the birthing process.

April 15, 2009 — Jordan Lite

North Korea says it won't negotiate over nukes

North Korea says it's pulling out of disarmament talks and restarting its nuclear reactor, after its launch of a rocket that critics said was designed to test its long-range missile technology drew international outrage.

April 14, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Diabetics insulin-free after stem-cell transplants

Patients recently diagnosed with type 1diabetes who received transplants of their own immune stem cells were able to go without insulin injections for nearly five years after the procedure, scientists report today.

April 14, 2009 — Jordan Lite

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