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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.…

Drug Addicts Get Hooked Via Prescriptions 2010-08-23

Thirty-one of 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification told University at Buffalo physicians they first got hooked on drugs legitimately prescribed for pain.Another 24 began with a friend's left-over prescription pills.…

The Next Big Thing: Developing The Artificial Pancreas 2010-08-23

All people with type 1 diabetes, and some with type 2, need to inject or pump insulin into their bodies to survive. Figuring out how much insulin is necessary requires frequent monitoring and can be difficult.…

Skin Condition Associated With Depression, Anxiety 2010-08-21

Individuals with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicidality, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. …

Afghanistan, African Countries Lead Global Food Insecurity 2010-08-21

Afghanistan and nine African countries top a list measuring global food insecurity, which was released on Thursday, Agence France-Presse reports.The risk analysis firm Maplecroft compiled on a survey of 163 countries. …

Chinese Herbs Offer Novel Diabetes Hope 2010-08-21

Emodin, a natural product that can be extracted from various Chinese herbs including Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum, shows promise as an agent that could reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes. …