Articles By Roxanne Palmer

From Science Jul 21, 2012

Poverty, Not Mental Illness, Is Source Of Many Poor Mothers' Anxiety: Study

A team of Rutgers University researchers thinks some poor women might be getting misdiagnosed as mentally ill when their anxiety stems from the stress of poverty.

From Science Jul 21, 2012

Redheaded Boars Are More Stressed Out, Study Finds

Reddish hair is linked to increased oxidative stress in boars, according to a new study.

From Science Jul 19, 2012

Egg Allergy Treatment Is No Yolk: Study Find Success With Egg-White Powder

Scientists were able to reduce and in some cases eliminate egg allergies in a small study of children -- but don't try this at home!

From Science Jul 19, 2012

Shockingly Old Spiral Galaxy Spotted

Galaxies formed in the early universe are generally irregular and clumpy, but astronomers have stumbled upon one very old galaxy that was spiral-shaped nearly 11 billion years ago -- much earlier than previously thought possible.

From Science Jul 19, 2012

Black Gay Men, Southern States Bear Heaviest AIDS Burden

While there's increasing hopes for an end to the AIDS epidemic, African-American gay men are still the most disproportionately affected subsection of the population.

From Science Jul 18, 2012

Alzheimer Drug Gives Down Syndrome Patients Slight Memory Boost: Study

Memantine, a drug given to Alzheimer's disease patients, improved verbal episodic memory function in a small trial of Down syndrome patients.

From Science Jul 18, 2012

Milk Thistle Extract Doesn't Help Liver Patients, Trial Finds

Silymarin, a botanical extract from milk thistle, performed no better than placebo in a trial of hepatitis C patients.

From Science Jul 18, 2012

Fukushima Radiation's Effects Estimated In New Study

Scientists modeled the spread of radioactive material from the site of a nuclear accident in Japan and predict that health effects will be higher than some officials have acknowledged.

From Science Jul 17, 2012

Asexual Fungus Love Cleans The Water, Researchers Find

Polluted water can be scrubbed clean thanks to oxidized minerals formed by a byproduct of fungus spore-making, scientists say.

From Science Jul 17, 2012

Malaria Parasite Taken Out By Genetically Engineered Bacteria

Researchers have taken a plant pest and programmed it to target the parasite that causes malaria.