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Article ID: 16729

Future of Dentistry To Be Discussed

University of Michigan

"Scientific Frontiers in Clinical Dentistry," a two-day conference hosted by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, will offer a glimpse at how far the profession has come and where it's headed.

Released:
18-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 16728

Book Helps People with Disabilities Find Work

University at Buffalo

A new law that will allow millions of disabled people to work without losing health benefits has made a new book by a University at Buffalo career planning expert an especially valuable -- and timely -- resource for those with disabilities.

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18-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 16727

December Tipsheet

University of California, Irvine

1- Taking readers on a mission to Mars, 2- Exploring the gulf between Islam and the West, 3- Web program improves access to medical information, 4- Reviving lost literature of Civil War.

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18-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 16726

Insurers' Cancer Clinical Trials Coverage Plans

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

The following was released by American Cancer Society chief medical officer Harmon Eyre, M.D. Eyre's comments come in response to the decision by a coalition of leading health insurers to provide coverage for clinical trials in New Jersey.

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18-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 16725

Tracking Weather above the Sky

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Using a technique called neutral atom imaging from a satellite high above the North Pole, researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are developing pictures of the magnetosphere, an invisible magnetic layer around the Earth. These pictures will be essential to a better understanding of the "weather" in space.

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18-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 16723

Drug Trends Among American Teens

University of Michigan

With a few notable exceptions, drug use among American adolescents held steady in 1999, according to the latest results from the Monitoring the Future study, conducted at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

Released:
18-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 16722

Cigarette Smoking Among American Teens

University of Michigan

The proportion of teens who are current cigarette smokers continued to decline gradually in 1999, according to the 25th national survey of the Monitoring the Future Study, conducted at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

Released:
18-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST

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    17-Dec-1999 1:00 AM EST

Article ID: 16705

Smoking Marijuana May Increase Head and Neck Cancers

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers report, for the first time, that smoking marijuana may increase the risk of head and neck cancers. Results of an epidemiological study of more than 340 people are outlined in an article published in the Dec. 17 edition of the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarker and Prevention.

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18-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 16730

Balloon Flight Will Help Shield Crews

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

A 10-day balloon flight will include two small detectors designed to improve our understanding of radiation hazards faced by astronauts on extended missions.

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17-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 16716

Solar Cycle Ups and Downs Mystify Scientists

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Solar activity is picking up, but not as much as one team of scientists had predicted.

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17-Dec-1999 12:00 AM EST

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