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13 Hot Jobs (Including Nursing)

Although most Americans are suffering in our current economic depression, some careers are remaining strong, maybe even bolstered by tough times. 

1. Health care. especially registered nurses, physician assistants, internal medicine physicians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, and physical therapy assistants.

Study Finds No Link Between Cognitive Decline, Socioeconomic Status In Elderly

New UCLA research suggests that for seniors age 70 and older, socioeconomic status does not play a major role in the brain's continued ability to function. However, seniors who have never been married and widowers seem to perform more poorly as they age.

Previous studies on age-related cognitive decline have not adequately clarified the role demographics and socioeconomic status might play in the rate of decline. 

Winter Flu Shots May Not Work

As if the world didn't have enough problems in developing a vaccine against the new H1N1 influenza virus, commonly known as swine flu, there may be problems with the seasonal flu vaccine that has been produced for this winter's flu season. 

Some laboratory tests indicate there is a new strain of the H3N2 flu virus -- one of three strains included in the flu vaccine --

Treating Depression -Hit Or Miss

George Porter, a 47-year-old engineering librarian from La Cañada Flintridge, first became depressed after his father's heart attack nearly seven years ago. The married father of two was overcome with sadness that wouldn't go away and lost pleasure in activities he'd once enjoyed. "I'd been a voracious reader all my life, and I found it almost impossible to get through a book," he said. He often began sobbing uncontrollably

Crystal Ball For Brain Cancer

UCLA scientists have devised a new way to image brain tumors and predict which ones are most likely to benefit from the drug Avastin — before the patient ever takes a single dose.

The findings could help patients make better-informed decisions on whether to pursue or avoid therapy with the powerful drug.

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