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New heart scans could identify those at highest risk of attack

A new method of scanning the heart using high resolution images and radioactive tracers could help identify people at highest risk of a heart attack.<p>The test, developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, can identify dangerous fatty plaques in the heart's arteries, which can lead to …

Exercise during pregnancy gives babies' brains a boost

Attention pregnant women: If you want to help your child get into Harvard, lace up those sneakers and exercise!<p>Hardly a week goes by without science delivering new evidence that exercise boosts the brain. Studies have linked exercise to brain health in senior citizens, middle-aged adults and kids. …

Pregnancy

FDA approves more powerful painkiller

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version of the painkiller hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription medicine for chronic pain.<p>The agency said it approved the pill Zohydro for patients with pain that requires, daily, around-the-clock …

FDA

FDA Seeks To Tighten Controls On Hydrocodone Painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration Thursday announced that it wants the federal government to impose tough new restrictions on some of the most widely used prescription painkillers.<p>The FDA said it planned to recommend that Vicodin and other prescription painkillers containing the powerful opioid …

Watch Live: Asteroid a Third the Size of the Dinosaur-Killer Flies by Earth

Watch as an enormous asteroid safely careens past the Earth, giving astronomers an unprecedented view of its surface, during a live high-definition …

Asia curbs US imports of wheat after genetically modified sample found

The discovery of rogue genetically modified wheat in a farmer's field in Oregon shook global confidence in the safety of America's food supply on …

Tulips in Black

Horsemeat scandal: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

<b>Some 50,000 tonnes of meat supplied by two Dutch trading companies and sold as beef across Europe since January 2011 may have contained horsemeat.</b><p>The meat is being recalled where possible, the Dutch authorities say.<p>There was no evidence that the meat was a threat to human health, the Netherlands …

Europe