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Article ID: 6139

Neurosurgical Technique Relieves Excessive Sweating

Northwestern University

Forget that adage about how men sweat but women perspire. We all sweat, and it's a good thing we do. Sweating controls body temperature. But some people -- about 1 percent of the population -- sweat copiously following mild stimulation or none at all. They suffer from a disorder called hyperhidrosis, a condition that that can be relieved with surgery.

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27-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6138

Sensationalized press coverage leads to Broadway hit, UD prof says

University of Delaware

A University of Delaware professor examines how media-sensationalized murder trials became the Broadway hit, "Chicago" in a new book by the same name.

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27-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 6137

Scientists discover new species

University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Scientists at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in South Carolina have described a new species of copepod, a tiny, aquatic crustacean.

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27-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6052

Balloon procedure shown to improve quality of life in people with narrowed mitral heart valves

American Heart Association (AHA)

A relatively non-invasive surgical procedure, similar to balloon angioplasty, can dramatically improve the quality of life for patients who suffer from narrowed heart valves resulting from rheumatic heart disease.

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27-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6124

Which Smokers Use Cigarettes To "Self-Medicate" For Depression May Depend On Their Genetic Make-Up

American Psychological Association (APA)

New research published by the American Psychological Association (APA), suggests that depressed people --and nondepressed people -- who smoke to improve their mood may do so because of differences in their genetic make-up, differences that may be important to the effectiveness of future treatments for depression and nicotine dependency.

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24-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 6122

Fast-Spinning Pulsar Provides Evolutionary Link

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Astronomers have found a fast-spinning pulsar in a companion galaxy to our Milky Way that could be the missing evolutionary link.

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24-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6121

Health Leaders Challenge Colleagues to Act on Advances Made in Antioxidant Research As Patients Seek Natural Alternatives

Blitz & Associates

Research supports the use of natural antioxidants to prevent and treat illnesses, and improve patients' overall health, clinicians said today at a conference held before prominent international scientists.

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24-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6120

UI produces revision that alumnus Tennessee Williams preferred to "Summer and Smoke"

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 1997-98 season is the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of "Summer and Smoke" by University of Iowa theater alumnus Tennessee Williams. To mark the anniversary, University Theatres is producing not the play that was produced on Broadway, but the revision that Williams preferred, "The Eccentricities of a Nightingale."

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24-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 6119

The U.S. Presidency: Pres. Clinton's New Crisis

Fairfield University

Dr. John Orman, an expert on the U.S. presidency and a professor of politics at Fairifeld University, has written about the behavior and style of U.S. presidents and why some presidents seem to be held to a stricter accountability than others.

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24-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 6118

Scientist Creates Tiny Fuel Cell for Portable Electronics

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Working from his basement lab, a Los Alamos, N.M., scientist has created a miniature fuel cell that can run on common alcohol and air to generate electricity for powering cellular phones and other common portable electronic devices.

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24-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

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