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Cleaning Up Our Seafood - Saving Lives!

WASHINGTON, D.C (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You can eat them plain with a little butter, or maybe you’re the kind that likes to load your oysters with hot sauce? Not everyone can stomach raw oysters, but the ones that can -- love ‘em! It can be risky eating raw seafood, and each year about 25 people die from consuming raw oysters. Now we’ll tell you about a new way to kill bacteria in oysters to help make them safer to eat.

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Cleaning Up Our Seafood - Saving Lives!

Lost Ladybug Project

NEW YORK (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Ladybugs live just six weeks and can devour more than 5,000 aphids. Not only do they help farmers out – legend has it, if one lands on you it’s good luck! Trouble is, there are fewer and fewer of them. Now the call is going out to kids across the country—help find ladybugs and save a species.

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Lost Ladybug Project

DNA Test For Dieters

BOSTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) --It’s pretty obvious how people pack on the pounds, but not all diets are created equal for everyone. Science is showing the secret to weight loss may be in your genes.

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DNA Test For Dieters

Future Of Farming—Indoors And In The City

CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Vertical farming is a growing trend. It’s a system that lets farmers produce crops and livestock indoors. Proponents say they’re saving buildings, creating jobs and helping the environment.

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Future Of Farming—Indoors And In The City

Super Soaker: Life-Saving Gauze

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A police officer is ambushed. He didn’t see it coming, and as he lay dying the first responders had a simple first aid tool that helped save his life. But this tool has new super powers that can stop someone from bleeding to death.

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Super Soaker: Life-Saving Gauze

Fighting Peach Fungus

WASHINGTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Growing peaches is big business. California ranks number one with 65 percent of total crops, with South Carolina and Georgia running close behind. Selling over 370 million dollars worth of peaches each year. But a big problem facing peaches is disease that’s threatening crops. We’ll show you how science is helping grow better peaches.

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Fighting Peach Fungus

Unlocking Mysteries Of Sharks

ATLANTA (Ivanhoe Newswire) --They’re the largest fish on the planet, and among the most mysterious. Whale sharks are up to forty feet long, with a mouth as big as five feet wide. Thankfully, their favorite food is plankton, not people. But why do they get so big? And what are their closest relatives? Scientists are looking for those answers and more, with a giant-size DNA sequencing project.

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Unlocking Mysteries Of Sharks

Curing Allergies One Drop at a Time

CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) --50 million Americans suffer with allergies. While many seek relief through over-the-counter medications, for others it’s not enough. Now, a new treatment placed under the tongue is giving those allergy sufferers their lives back.

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Curing Allergies One Drop at a Time

Saving The Big Cats

TAMPA, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If we’re not careful, lions and tigers could die out in our lifetime. The big cats are at the top of the food chain and without them, biologists warn other species could come under attack. So what can we do?

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Saving The Big Cats

Saving The Sea Turtles

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Sea turtles are one of the earth's oldest creatures. For millions of years they’ve thrived, but now they’re facing extinction. We tracked the turtles and found out it’s not too late to save them.

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Saving The Sea Turtles

Saving The Great Apes

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --The great apes are our closest genetic relatives. We share 97 percent of our DNA. But we’re also the biggest threat to their survival. Unless we act now, apes could become extinct within decades. Behind each great ape is a story. The woman behind them all is Patti Ragan.

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Saving The Great Apes

Malaria Buster!

TUCSON, AZ (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every year a million people die from malaria, a life-threatening disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Better medicines are making progress toward reducing those numbers, but about 3.3 billion people, or half the world’s population, are still at risk. Now, scientists have developed a new weapon that could bring us a step closer to stopping the disease.

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Malaria Buster!

Stopping Salmonella in Space

TEMPE, AZ (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The Food Safety Modernization Act just passed the Senate and is one step closer to President Obama's desk. It gives the FDA new powers to recall tainted foods, increase inspections and demand accountability for bad food. Each year, 48 million people get sick from tainted food. Three thousand people die from it. In fact, salmonella is the leading cause of food-borne illness worldwide. Now, scientists are going to unprecedented lengths to try to find a way to clean up our food.

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Stopping Salmonella in Space

Attack Of The Kudzu Plant!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you live in the south you know what it is. The creeping, smothering vines of kudzu are spreading north throughout the United States at an alarming rate. This invasive plant is taking over more than our landscape, and affecting the air we breathe.

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Attack Of The Kudzu Plant!

Got milk? Now Keep It Fresher Longer!

CORVALLIS, OR (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Anyone who eats cereal knows what pasteurization is cooking milk at a high temperature to kill microorganisms, but while that heat kills bacteria, it also kills flavor. So it’s a good thing new research has finally solved this problem: meaning the best milkshake you’ve ever had is just around the corner.

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Got milk? Now Keep It Fresher Longer!

Umami: The Fifth Taste

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Most of us prefers food that’s sweet, salty, sour or bitter, but now, scientists say there is growing evidence that a fifth primary taste exists, one that most of us have never heard of, and even fewer of us can easily distinguish. It’s called “Umami”, from the Japanese word for “extremely yummy”. Researchers say the key to better nutrition may lie in our sense of taste.

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Umami: The Fifth Taste

3D Video Games Go Inside The Body

WASHINGTON, DC (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Parents who have a hard time getting their teenagers off the computer and away from video games, now might want to allow for more time to play games.

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3D Video Games Go Inside The Body

Seeking Salt

PITTSBURGH, Penn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You add it to popcorn, fries, veggies, and just about every breakfast, lunch and dinner. But did you know just one teaspoon of salt has 2,400 milligrams of sodium? That's more than the recommended amount for an entire day! With so much attention focused on lowering sodium intake, food scientists are creating a healthier replacement for salt.

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Seeking Salt

Parents Preventing Asthma Attacks

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Asthma is the most common chronic illness children face. It affects over 5 million children in the U.S. It's not a curable disease, but the symptoms can be eased with a few simple routines at home.

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Parents Preventing Asthma Attacks

Tiger Woods Treatment: Surgery-Free Option For Sports Injuries

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Overdoing it on the field or in the gym can cause common sports injuries, and enough pain to keep you out of the game for months or even years. Now, a new sports injury treatment that Tiger Woods allegedly received, may get players back in the game faster.

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Tiger Woods Treatment: Surgery-Free Option For Sports Injuries

Living On Another Planet

BARCELONA, Spain (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When it comes to space travel, man has made leaps and bounds, but one thing they haven't conquered yet is living in space. With frozen water on it, mars is a likely planet to inhabit, but it takes nine months to get there from earth, making it difficult to supply astronauts with adequate supplies. But now, researchers in Spain are creating an artificial ecosystem to support life in outer space.

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Living On Another Planet

Medical First! Windpipe Transplant

BARCELONA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Surgeons have carried out the very first windpipe transplant, using stem cells, giving one woman a second chance at life. This transplant may save the lives of thousands of people who have no other options.

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Medical First! Windpipe Transplant

First New Treatment For Lupus In 50 Years

BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Lupus is a chronic and often disabling disease. Ninety percent of those diagnosed are female. It can affect patient's skin, kidneys, heart, joints, and their brain. There is no cure, and few drugs have been available to help … until now.

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First New Treatment For Lupus In 50 Years

New Blood Breakthrough

SAN DIEGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Sickle cell -- it's a genetic disease that affects 70,000 people in the U.S. A blood disease that causes extreme pain, there is no cure. Now researchers are working toward a life-saving solution.

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New Blood Breakthrough

Cheers! Healthy Holiday Drinks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Tea, hot cocoa, apple cider … they're the perfect companions to an evening in front of the fire. But how many people think about the nutrients they're swigging from their mugs? Science has found some hot beverages that may boost your health with every sip.

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Cheers! Healthy Holiday Drinks

Pesticides and Pregnant Women

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- One out of every 33 babies is born with a birth defect -- one of the leading causes of infant death in this country. Now, researchers say during certain times of the year, birth defects spike. What pregnant women need to know to protect their babies.

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Pesticides and Pregnant Women

Stem Cells Save Animals

DAVIS, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- They're our companions, helpers and exercise partners -- but when our animals struggle to jump and even get up, it may be their way of telling you their joints are wearing out. Traditionally, joint injuries meant a low quality of life or euthanasia -- but advances in veterinary medicine are making it possible to heal arthritis, tendinitis and even broken bones … with their own cells. Human science is helping animals and may come back around to help us, too.

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Stem Cells Save Animals

Building a Better Bee

DAVIS, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Bees are disappearing by the millions! No one knows for sure what's happening, but what we do know is we all need bees. More than $15 billion dollars in crops are pollinated by bees each year in the United States alone. Scientists are now creating the perfect bee to keep our crops thriving.

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Building a Better Bee

Dolphins, Bats & Scientists Help the Blind

BOSTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Navigating through a sighted world can be difficult for the visually impaired, but researchers are working on a device that can help them detect objects in their way through sound, not sight.

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Dolphins, Bats & Scientists Help the Blind

Clam Cleanup

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Many of our streams and rivers are contaminated with pollutants like pesticides, lead, arsenic and PCBs. It's a problem that's costly to clean up. Scientists are using a new, inexpensive way to fix the problem.

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Clam Cleanup

Protect Yourself from Latex Allergies

COLUMBIA, Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Since the 1980s, latex gloves have been an important part of preventing the spread of infectious diseases like MRSA, HIV and AIDS.

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Protect Yourself from Latex Allergies

New Surgery for Fido’s Knees

COLUMBIA, Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A common sports injury in human knees is even more prevalent in dogs. Every year, about 1 million canines undergo surgery for torn ligaments in their knees. A new procedure is offering a quicker and easier way to ease their pain.

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New Surgery for Fido’s Knees

Heart Surgery: Faster Recovery

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Not only do patients need rest after heart surgery, so do their hearts! Next, a new device that helps weak hearts heal.

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Heart Surgery: Faster Recovery

Stand Up For Your Health

Columbia, MO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You're probably sitting down right now. Well, by the time you're done reading this, you may see sitting in a whole new way!

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Stand Up For Your Health

Saving Legs - Saving Lives

HOUSTON, Texas (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Millions of Americans may be at risk for heart attack or stroke and not even know it. A pain in your leg may be a sign of something much more serious -- even fatal. Ivanhoe explains a new way to fight peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

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Saving Legs - Saving Lives

Science of Stress

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- 'I swear, my kids are giving me gray hairs! And I'm cursed … I always get a pimple on my nose before a party!' Is it all in your head? Maybe not! Ivanhoe explains how there may be some science to those old wives tales.

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Science of Stress

Saving Hearts

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Five million Americans suffer from congestive heart failure, a debilitating illness that can seriously compromise a patient's quality of life. And as the population ages, the number of people diagnosed with the disease is growing by eight percent each year. Now, as Ivanhoe reports, a new procedure is helping patients feel better and get their condition under control.

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Saving Hearts

Clean up That Moldy Mess!

ATLANTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A musty, mildewy smell is the undeniable odor of mold. And it may be lurking in more places than you know -- having harmful effects on your health. Now, we tell you how to track down mold.

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Clean up That Moldy Mess!

Better Treatment for Torn Aortas

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year, 10,000 Americans suffer a sudden tear of the aorta -- the largest blood vessel in the body. Unfortunately, even patients who survive this traumatic experience aren’t in the clear. Now, doctors are working on a way to save more lives after an aortic tear.

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Better Treatment for Torn Aortas

Building the Perfect Nose

BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients who have been disfigured by birth defects, accidents or disease could have the opportunity to lead a new life, with a unique new way to re-build noses and other facial features.

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Building the Perfect Nose

Baking Out DNA

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mummies have always held secrets, but now one of them has led to a new DNA technique.

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Baking Out DNA

Sunscreen in a Pill

Sunnyvale, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Can a hospital make you sick? Actually, it can. The CDC reports over 60 percent of hospital patients can get a staph infection called MRSA. But now, a tool used to fight terrorism can fight disease in our own area hospitals.

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Sunscreen in a Pill

New MRSA Tests

Sunnyvale, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Can a hospital make you sick? Actually, it can. The CDC reports over 60 percent of hospital patients can get a staph infection called MRSA. But now, a tool used to fight terrorism can fight disease in our own area hospitals.

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New MRSA Tests

Clothes That Relieve Itch

HIGHPOINT, N.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- This time of year is hard for people with allergies and rashes. Their skin is itchy, irritated, and they break out in rashes. You can take a pill, get a shot, or rub on some lotion to sooth your skin. And now, relief may come in the clothes you wear.

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Clothes That Relieve Itch

A Look Inside A Mummy

PITTSBURGH (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- It’s a high-tech medical tool doctors use to find tumors, or to map out surgery. A computed tomography scan -- or a CT scan -- gives doctors a precise look at what's going on inside, without surgery. But the technology is also allowing radiologists to unveil some amazing secrets from the past.

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A Look Inside A Mummy

Oh! My Aching Hands

ROCHESTER, Minn. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- About five percent of people suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. That's a pinched nerve near the palm of your hand that cuts off circulation causing pain, tingling and numbness. No one really knows what causes carpal tunnel syndrome, but one doctor at the Mayo Clinic says he's found some clues.

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Oh! My Aching Hands

Brain Scans Of The Future

ST. LOUIS (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Remembering your past may go hand-in-hand with envisioning your future! It’s an important link researchers found using high-tech brain scans. It’s answering questions and may one day help those with memory loss.

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Brain Scans Of The Future

Identical Twins – Identical Problems?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, chronic disease that affects about two-million Americans. It's also genetic -- but most of the time, only one twin in a pair will inherit it.

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Identical Twins – Identical Problems?

Zoo+Aquarium=ZooArium

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Enter an aquarium and an underwater zoo comes alive with fish of all shapes and sizes. But if you want more than just a fish-tank view, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is home to over 16,000 different varieties of animals, for a rare visitor experience.

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Zoo+Aquarium=ZooArium

Small Fish Detect Big Problems

FORT DETRICK, Md. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Do you know where your water comes from? Tap water comes from many different sources. Before it gets to the faucet, tater treatment plants clean up water from lakes, rivers and reservoirs, but it can still get contaminated by industrial and agricultural spills.

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Small Fish Detect Big Problems

Listen to Your Heart

PEOBODY, Mass. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Heart disease is a leading killer for both men and women. That's why when we hear the words "heart murmur," our heart may skip a beat. But not all murmurs indicate disease. Now a new improvement to the old stethoscope will have doctors relieving your anxiety with just one visit.

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Listen to Your Heart

Keeping Food for Years

PROVO, Utah (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The next time you find forgotten food in the pantry, don't just toss it. Keeping food past its expiration date may not seem like a good idea, but certain foods last a lot longer than you think -- years longer.

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Keeping Food for Years

Mercury Detection It's a Ruff Job

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- It's not often that you see a four-legged student roaming the school halls, but this dog is on a mission. Clancy is the only dog in the United States trained to sniff out dangerous mercury.

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Mercury Detection It's a Ruff Job

Dating Hidden Treasures

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Starry Night, Las Meninas and Mona Lisa. They are the work of masters, but when precisely were they created?

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Dating Hidden Treasures

Turning Trash Into Power

DAVIS, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- There's a new twist on the old adage, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Now that trash may be another man's power. Researchers in California are turning garbage into bio-gas that my one day provide the electricity in your home.

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Turning Trash Into Power

Defusing Ticking Time Bombs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Spinning 360 degrees every two seconds, Bob Barden knows how to make your heart stop! He's been flying stunt planes for four decades, with "Eddie the Grip" hanging on for dear life!

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Defusing Ticking Time Bombs

Stuff Your Face

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Ah, summertime grilling, where one hotdog turns into a craving for seconds ... and thirds ... and ... 36 hot dogs in 12 minutes without getting sick?! It's enough to gross out most of us, but competitive eating isn't for everyone. It takes a rare breed, like "Humble" Bob Shoudt, to want to gorge on food.

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Stuff Your Face

Doggy Genes

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- We may be more like dogs than we think. Now, a complete map of dog genes not only helps explain what gives dogs their unique set of traits, behaviors, and diseases -- it could help identify human diseases, too.

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Doggy Genes

Surviving Heart Failure

HOUSTON (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- This year, 300,000 people will die from chronic heart failure. But researchers are hoping novel new therapies can help bring those numbers down. Next, on discovery and breakthroughs, see how the human body can actually be tricked into healing a failing heart.

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Surviving Heart Failure

Help for Thunder-Phobic Dogs

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Do thunderstorms make your dog tremble with fear with every rumble? Thunderstorm anxiety is common among dogs, sending frightened pooches shuddering under beds or even tearing up furniture. What's really behind this pet panic?

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Help for Thunder-Phobic Dogs

New Help for Old Knee Injuries

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- One of the most common knee surgeries is the reconstruction of a torn ACL in the knee. A new way to repair a common sports injury could keep athletes back in the game longer.

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New Help for Old Knee Injuries

The Perfect Perfume

New York (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Some are strong ... Others soft ... But as you spray your bottle of perfume, have you ever wondered what the inspiration was behind your favorite fragrance?

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The Perfect Perfume

Technology Stops Medical Mistakes

SALT LAKE CITY (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- According to the FDA, at least one person in the United States dies every day from a medication error. Many of those come from giving a patient the wrong dose of a drug or even the wrong drug. Now, new technology could help put an end to those errors.

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Technology Stops Medical Mistakes

Greener Grass, Less Water

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Many Americans spend a fortune trying to maintain a healthy lawn. But one scientist at NASA-Ames Research Center says it's more important to help conserve the water supply than to keep grass green year round.

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Greener Grass, Less Water

Breathing Easier With Emphysema

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Breathing seems easy, but it's not if you have emphysema -- shortness of breath becomes a way of life. Now, patients with emphysema are breathing better thanks to a new way to fight this deadly lung disease.

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Breathing Easier With Emphysema

Beating Bone Marrow Cancer

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- A heavy dose of chemo takes a huge toll on cancer patients' bodies, making them weak and prone to infection. Now, a new, life-saving therapy is helping some cancer patients win the war against a deadly disease.

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Beating Bone Marrow Cancer

Name That Species

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Thanks to advances in computer technology and DNA testing, scientists are identifying new species faster than ever. There are literally millions and millions of animals, bugs and living creatures all around us.

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Name That Species

Pain-Free Sinus Surgery

CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Sinus surgery may have you breathing easier after it's over, but recover can be a painful process and scares many people away. Now, a new technique cuts down on the pain and has people breathing better!

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Pain-Free Sinus Surgery

Heart Attack or Something Else?

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- You have a 50-percent chance of suffering from a heart problem, but how do you know the pain you're feeling is the real thing? Now, a new technique may help save lives and explain unexplainable chest pain, long after the pain is gone away.

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Heart Attack or Something Else?

Faster Flu Vaccine

LONDON (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- A new flu vaccine could save lives and protect us from a deadly outbreak. But can the United States handle a widespread flu epidemic? Most experts would agree -- not with the way we currently mass-produce the vaccine. Now it takes at least six months to a year to make flu vaccines, but that's soon to change.

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Faster Flu Vaccine
Waking up Teens!

TROY, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Teenagers are notorious for staying up late, hitting the snooze button and always running late. Now, however, new research shows they can adjust to a schedule simply by sitting in front of a light.

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Waking Up Teens

Painless Shoulder

ATLANTA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Millions of people are living with a pain so debilitating they can't even lift their arms. Until now, treatment for a torn rotator cuff or shoulder arthritis was limited. A new invention may give patients the relief they're looking for.

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Painless Shoulder

Music for Your Lungs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Ever tried breathing thru a tiny straw all day long? That's what it's like for many patients with lung disease -- every breath is a struggle. Now, patients can breathe a sigh of relief with a new technique that is helping them breath easier.

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Music for Your Lungs

Stimulating Sleepy Students

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Whether it's boredom or just not enough shut-eye, a lot of students have trouble staying awake during class.

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Stimulating Sleepy Students

Ear Popper

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Middle ear fluid is one of the most common problems for children. The solution is often surgery, but now a new, low-tech device is keeping many kids out of the operating room.

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Ear Popper

Helping Cancer Patients Grow Up

MIAMI (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Childhood cancer survivors are living longer. Great improvements in treatments are to thank, but many of these drugs cause weakened hearts and make survivors more likely to die of cardiovascular disease.

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Helping Cancer Survivors Grow Up

Heated Chemo

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- There are some cancers against which chemotherapy is virtually useless, but a new technique is making a major difference for some patients.

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Heated Chemo

Stopping Strokes

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- More than two million Americans live with a serious heart condition called atrial fibrillation. These patients are five-times more likely to have a stroke. Now, a small device may save thousands of Americans from having a stroke.

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Stopping Strokes

Insulin Independence

CHARLOTTE (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Diabetic patients who couldn't live without insulin injections are now enjoying insulin independence thanks to a new type of transplant.

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Insulin Independence

Surviving Lung Cancer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Each year, 170,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer. Surgery to remove a lung tumor can be tough on patients and require them to stay in the hospital for up to a week. Now, a new surgery offers lung cancer patients a less painful recovery with the same success as the old procedure.

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Surviving Lung Cancer

Lowering Blood Pressure: Drug Free

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- High blood pressure is a problem for millions of people. Previously, medication and diet were all doctors had to control it. Now a new device can help lower blood pressure and keep people alive and active longer.

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Lowering Blood Pressure: Drug Free

Flying and Radiation Risk

NEW YORK (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Most careers have an occupational hazard, but frequent fliers may be exposed to cosmic radiation and not even know it.

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Flying and Radiation Risk
Tired Teens

CLEVELAND (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Being a teenager is tough these days, but it's especially tough if you're always tired. Now a simple X-ray taken at your children's orthodontist could hold the key to helping them sleep better.

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Tired Teens

Breathing Easier

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Transplant surgery is always risky. Not just the surgery, but also living life after a transplant. A new treatment is helping some patients live longer, healthier lives.

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Breathing Easier

Cloned Apples

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Apple season is right around the corner, but do you know where your apples are coming from? Researchers are using science to make apples better than ever -- and easier on your pocketbooks!

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Cloned Apples

Test for Imminent Heart Attacks

CLEVELAND (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- For many people the first sign of heart disease is a heart attack ... And one out of three people who have a heart attack die. The problem? Current blood tests only tell doctors if a heart attack has already happened. Now a new blood test could let doctors know who needs aggressive heart help, before a heart attack happens.

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Test for Imminent Heart Attacks

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ROLLA, Mo. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Frogs are some of the oldest living creatures and they could provide the first clues on changes in our environment that could impact us. Today scientists are getting the inside facts from frogs with a virtual museum of 3-D reconstructions of amphibian anatomy.

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Chilling Out Leg Pain

MOUNTIAN VIEW, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- A hot topic in science and technology is cold medicine. That may sound like a contradiction, but cold temperatures help kill tumors, settle down rapid heartbeats, and now the high-tech cold snap attacks deadly leg pain.

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Chilling Out Leg Pain

3-D Hearing Aid

IRVING, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- About 30 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. Many complain about hearing aids, saying they produce poor sound quality, making conversations difficult and frustrating. Now, hearing scientists are fine tuning devices to help dramatically improve what patients hear.

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3-D Hearing Aid

Saving Hearts With LVADs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Nearly 5 million Americans live with failing hearts, and that number keeps going up each year. In the past, the only option was heart transplants. But now, an implantable device may offer a permanent solution.

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Saving Hearts with LVADs

The Taste Gene

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- If you're a parent, chances are you've had a difficult time getting your child to eat certain veggies. The next time your child pushes away his spinach, it may not be that he’s being difficult or picky. A new study finds some children may be extra sensitive to bitter tastes.

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The Taste Gene

Mini-Maze for Quivering Hearts

(Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Atrial fibrillation is a disorder that causes the heart's two small upper chambers to quiver at 300- to 600-times-a-minute. This rapid heartbeat leaves patients short of breath, dizzy, fatigued and of course, frightened. Now, a breakthrough steadies the heart and gives patients some much-needed relief.

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Mini-Maze for Quivering Hearts

Weather System Protects   Homeland Security

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- September 11 made us very aware of how vulnerable we really are. Whether it's biological warfare or just accidental chemical spills, it turns out the weather report we see every day may save us.

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Weather System Protects

Kissing Puberty

PITTSBURGH (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- They're politely called "the awkward years," but anybody who can remember going through puberty knows "awkward" is an understatement. Now medical researchers believe they're close to solving the puzzle of puberty.

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Kissing Puberty
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