The price of preemies

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Jan. 6 2005 1:55 PM

The Price of Preemies

And other news from the techno-frontier.

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HEALTH

Item: Reducing inflammation may reduce heart disease.

Outlets: New York Times, Washington Post, et al., Jan. 6

Gist: Two studies suggest "C-reactive protein," an inflammation marker, may correlate as strongly with heart disease as cholesterol does.

Skeptical view: CRP may be the symptom, not the cause. Either way, the less you have, the safer you are.

Lifestyle implications: To reduce CRP, quit smoking, exercise, eat healthy, lose weight, and take statin drugs. Oh, wait—that's the same stuff you're already supposed to do. ... 10:50 a.m. PT

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005

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WEAPONS

Item: A guy has been arrested for aiming a laser pen at aircraft.

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