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NPR: Technology Can Help Seniors Stay In Homes 2010-08-26

Chris Bridgers says a basic package includes about a dozen motion sensors placed strategically around a house. They can provide adult children with a stunningly detailed rundown of a parent's day (Ludden, 8/23).…

Obama Requests More Money For HIV/AIDS, Other Health Program 2010-08-25

On Friday, President Obama updated his pending fiscal year 2011 HHS budget request to include $400 million more for HIV/AIDS programs, high-risk insurance pools and health worker training, CQ HealthBeat reports. …

Fibre Could Help Weight Loss And Prevent Diabetes 2010-08-25

Diabetes UK is funding new research to determine if fermentable carbohydrates found in foods like asparagus, garlic, chicory and Jerusalem artichokes could be used to help weight loss and prevent Type 2 diabetes. …

Two FDA Approved Drugs Identified That May Fight HIV 2010-08-24

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center have identified two drugs that, when combined, may serve as an effective treatment for HIV. The two drugs, decitabine and gemcitabine - both FDA approved.…

Toddler Spanking By Parents Common In The USA 2010-08-24

Spanking of toddlers in the USA is more common than people realize, especially if parents are aggressive towards each other, according to a report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Pediatrics.…

Getting The Facts On Constipation 2010-08-24

While sometimes the solution is simple, for example, short-term use of a laxative or eating more fiber, relieving constipation sometimes can be more difficult. For many older adults, constipation is a chronic problem.…

Study Says China's Internet Access is on Par With Rich World 2010-08-23

About one-quarter of China's 420 million web users live in rural areas where Internet access exists in 91.5 percent of communities, the People's Daily said, citing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences study.…