May 1, 1986 |
Scientists reported Wednesday the development of a new blood test that could be used for early and reliable detection of certain types of tumors, including a form of lung cancer. "It could be a screening test for diagnosing the presence of a wide variety of tumors, some of which are difficult to diagnose any other way," said Dr. Leonard J. Deftos, who helped develop the test at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Diego.
August 1, 2004 |
The song that helped Potsie get an A+ in his college anatomy course on the TV show "Happy Days" has come to the aid of another hopeful entity. This time it's St. Joseph aspirin, which looked to the past to freshen its brand. When McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals needed a song to pump the importance of aspirin and a healthy heart, it turned to Anson Williams as Potsie singing "Pump Your Blood" from "Happy Days" episode No. 142, "Potsie Quits School."
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September 26, 1987 |
Camp Pendleton's resident herd of 50 buffalo may need an infusion of new blood to prevent possible health and fertility problems caused by inbreeding over the last 14 years. The herd, all of which are descended from seven bison donated by the San Diego Zoo in 1973, may have to be mated with new animals to protect the offspring, said Slader Buck, a civilian working for Camp Pendleton's Natural Resources Office.
June 2, 2000 |
New baseball champions in at least five of six divisions will emerge tonight and Saturday when the Southern Section finals are played at Blair Field in Long Beach and Dodger Stadium. Simi Valley Grace Brethren, the two-time defending Division VI champion, is the only team that could defend its title. All championship games were originally scheduled to be played at Blair Field because Edison Field and Dodger Stadium were unavailable.
February 5, 1987 |
Doctors say they apparently have been able to vaccinate some cancer patients against their own disease by using light to activate a powerful drug while it is in the bloodstream. The technique has produced remissions in some cases of a fatal blood cancer that had not responded to other types of treatment. It appears to marshal the body's immune defenses to destroy the cancer without the nausea, hair loss or other side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
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July 29, 1990 |
Welcome to Ashley, North Dakota. Retirement haven. Retirement haven? "I never heard of it before," said Katie Sloan, a housing specialist with the American Assn. of Retired Persons in Washington. Leaders of Ashley, a farm town of about 1,200 near the South Dakota border, plan to change that. The town has no luxury condominiums or sandy beaches. But it has other appeals. "You can get up at 3 a.m. and go for a walk, and no one cares.
September 17, 2001 |
Each year, as many as 5 million Americans show up at hospital emergency rooms with symptoms of heart attacks. Although only 10% to 15% are actually suffering a cardiac episode, ruling out a heart attack usually takes six to 24 hours and can be quite expensive. But new blood tests can reliably rule out an attack within 90 minutes, according to researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
March 12, 1987 |
William M. Paparian and Kathryn Nack swept two incumbents off the Board of Directors with unexpected ease Tuesday, crediting their victories to a desire for more openness in city government. "I have questioned many of the policies and practices of the city and I will continue to do so," said Paparian, 37, who won a surprisingly lopsided victory over incumbent Jo Heckman, 73. Nack, 62, who narrowly avoided a runoff with incumbent William L.
May 5, 1986 |
It will probably come to be known as the Dosage Derby--but not for the reason they think. Dosage, if you haven't been paying attention, is the complicated formula for predicting Derby winners on the basis of how blue their blood is, how many of their ancestors hobnobbed with royalty. No matter how fast they run in company with other lowlifes, riff-raff will quit like dogs when they run into people with monocles, goes the theory.
November 3, 1987 |
More than 20 years after it began "Dark Shadows," the tale of the occult, continues to haunt the airwaves. In fact, the gothic soap opera is pumping new lifeblood to many fund-hungry PBS-TV stations around the nation. "It has really made our late night," said Lary White of KFME-TV Channel 13 in Fargo, N.D. "It's our top membership program," said Neal Hecker of public television station WNYC Channel 31 in New York. The show also is rerun on independent stations.