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October 22, 2014

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9:30 PM | Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in […]
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9:29 PM | If you’re over 60, drink up: alcohol associated with better memory
Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, […]
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6:41 PM | US supported Japan’s Secret Nuclear Weapons Programs
I recently found a  post by Joseph Trento about the collaboration between the highest levels of government of Japan and the United States to allow Japan to develop nuclear weapons through the dual program of Atoms for Peace.  The post says: The United States deliberately allowed Japan access to the United States’ most secret nuclear weapons facilities […]
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5:36 PM | One Size Doesn’t Fit All When it Comes to Calling Codes
Resuscitation techniques have come a long way. Just a few years ago, there were only a handful of hospitals using therapeutic temperature management (TTM), also known as therapeutic hypothermia, to treat cardiac arrest patients. Now, it’s becoming a standard tool of resuscitation, but studies show ‘cooled’ patients with good outcomes...
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4:50 PM | Share Your Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes and Stories
This year’s “Vegetarian Thanksgiving” will be a selection of reader's recipes and the personal stories behind them.
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4:41 PM | Nuclear heartburn: even IEA says solar could become world’s dominant energy source
Originally posted on GreenWorld:IEA projections for solar PV by region. Sending chills down the spine of nuclear and coal utility executives across the world, the International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday released two reports that assert solar power could become the dominant source of global electricity production by mid-century. This is the same IEA that…
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4:31 PM | France and nuclear power: the end of the affair is coming?
Originally posted on nuclear-news:Is France’s Love Affair with Nuclear Over? Oil Price, By Chris Dalby | Sun, 19 October 2014  French President Francois Hollande has promised to limit the growth of the country’s nuclear power, many older reactors have been targeted for decommissioning, and Greenpeace and other environmental groups have been relentless in their anti-nuclear campaigning. But…
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4:27 PM | Aging reactors: a failure to plan that will haunt nuclear utilities
Originally posted on GreenWorld:Exelon’s aging GE Mark I reactors at Peach Bottom. Photo by cryptome.org One reason that giant nuclear utilities like Exelon, Entergy, Duke and others are so aggressively taking extraordinary steps to force ratepayers to keep their obsolete, aging reactors operating at any cost is that these utilities have failed to adequately…
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4:21 PM | Vermont Yankees Says Shutdown to Cost $1.24 Billion
By Michelle Mei 19 October 2014 by Pat Bradley at WAMC Northeast Public Radio Listen to the broadcast here: http://wamc.org/post/vermont-yankee-says-shutdown-cost-124-billion The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has released a new estimate of what it will cost to decommission the reactor, manage high-level radioactive waste and restore the plant site. The estimate of about $1. http://afscwm.org/2014/10/21/vermont-yankees-says-shutdown-cost-1-24-billion/ This […]
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4:00 PM | Stressed? This Dog May Help
A cortisol detection dog helps students in New Jersey by sensing their anxiety.
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2:26 PM | A ‘Star Wars’ laser bullet — this is what it really looks like
Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what […]
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1:52 PM | J&J to produce one million doses of Ebola vaccine
Commits $200m to speed up research
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12:09 PM | A TCM Challenge
In the tradition of James Randi, a Chinese doctor who is an outspoken critic of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has issued a challenge to its proponents. He has put up 50,000 yuan (about $8,000), which has been matched by donors for a total of over 100,000 yuan, to any TCM practitioner who can use pulse […]
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11:33 AM | Whole exome sequencing closer to becoming ‘new family history’
Approximately one-fourth of the 3,386 patients whose DNA was submitted […]
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11:19 AM | Kung fu stegosaur killed with its spiky tail
Stegosaurs might be portrayed as lumbering plant eaters, but they […]
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11:17 AM | Cosmic rays threaten future deep-space astronaut missions
Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, […]
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11:16 AM | Troubled marriage, depression history promote obesity
Hostile interactions, chronic mood problems alter how body processes high-fat […]
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11:15 AM | Webb’s heart survives deep freeze test
After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures […]
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11:11 AM | Chemists show that ALS is a protein aggregation disease
Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, […]
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11:08 AM | New 3D printing algorithms speed production, reduce waste
New software algorithms have been shown to significantly reduce the […]
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11:06 AM | Animal Therapy Reduces Anxiety, Loneliness Symptoms in College Students
Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among […]
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11:04 AM | Email For inmates, pricey hepatitis C drug could make financial sense
New, significantly improved hepatitis C drugs have revolutionized how the […]
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11:03 AM | Competition keeps health-care costs low
Physician practices in areas with low competition charge more for […]
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11:00 AM | Comparing the 5 Theories of Emotion
Emotions seem to dominate many aspects of our lives. But what exactly are emotions? The word first appears in our language in the mid-16th century, adapted from the French word émouvoir, which literally means, “to stir up”. However, one can find precursors to the word emotion dating back to the earliest known recordings of language. When […]
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10:26 AM | Amgen should split up, says investor
Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb criticises big biotech firm's 'bloated cost structure'
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10:18 AM | Takeda's obesity drug Contrave launches in US
Clears cardiovascular safety hurdle to be third new weight-loss drug in recent months
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9:51 AM | NICE backs GSK’s Tafinlar for skin cancer
Joins Yervoy and Zelboraf as a recommended melanoma treatment
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9:44 AM | ‘Millennials’ turning to self-diagnosis, says report
And mental health is an increasing priority
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8:50 AM | Prostate cancer screening saves lives – but results in overdiagnosis
New research confirms that screening men for prostate cancer prevents cancer deaths. In a 13-year follow up study, prostate cancer mortality rates were around 20 per cent lower among men...
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8:49 AM | Amgen appoints R Sanders Williams to board of directors
He is president of Gladstone Institutes
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