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August 25, 2014

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2:49 PM | ‘Short Sleepers’ Cheery Despite Less Sleep
Do you only get six hours of sleep each night, […]
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1:03 PM | An Ancient Story of Survival
The blast that killed the dinosaurs was assumed to have […]
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12:59 PM | Are you as old as what you eat? Researchers learn how to rejuvenate aging immune cells
Researchers from UCL (University College London) have demonstrated how an […]
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12:58 PM | Bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers withoutpoppies
For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, […]
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12:56 PM | ‘Haven’t my neurons seen this before?’
The world grows increasingly more chaotic year after year, and […]
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12:55 PM | Study: Cutting emissions pays for itself
Savings from healthier air can make up for some or […]
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12:53 PM | Pica in pregnant teens linked to low iron
In a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, […]
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7:52 AM | Nitric oxide and its possible implication in ME/CFS (Part 1 of 2)
Andrew Gladman explores the current and historic hypotheses relating to nitric oxide problems in ME/CFS. Part 1 of a 2-part series puts nitric oxide under the microscope and explores what it is, what it does and why it is so frequently discussed in the world of ME/CFS. Part 1 focuses on what nitric oxide is, how its produced and what exactly it does … Over the years there have quite a number of proposed disease mechanisms relating to nitric oxide (NO) problems of patients suffering […]
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6:30 AM | Cognitive and exercise interventions for older adults with and without cognitive impairment
Jake Crawshaw reports on a recent systematic review of cognitive and exercise interventions for older people with and without cognitive impairment. The post Cognitive and exercise interventions for older adults with and without cognitive impairment appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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4:09 AM | Healing Teenage Cancer’s Scars
Even with an excellent chance of being cured, teenagers with cancer face myriad emotional, educational and social concerns, especially missing out on activities and losing friends who can’t cope with cancer in a contemporary.
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4:01 AM | Did a high ranking whistleblower really reveal that the CDC covered up proof that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys?
Here we go again. Regular readers who pay attention to the antivaccine movement almost can’t help but have noticed that last week there was a lot of activity on antivaccine websites, blogs, and Facebook pages, as well as Twitter and Instagram feeds. For all I know, it’s all out there on Pinterest (which I’ve never […]
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3:24 AM | Public Health in the News – August 24, 2014
Global As though West Africa didn’t have it hard enough, Ghana is now reporting nearly 70 deaths from a cholera outbreak that began in June. In Liberia, unrest continues as citizens resist the quarantine in the Monrovia neighborhood of West Point, as well as a nationwide curfew – an effort to control the spread of Ebola.  A […]
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2:33 AM | Is It Fair to Regulate E-Cigarettes?
Just by reading the title, it may seem to you that this article is biased -- and written to encourage the use of e-cigarettes. Well, it is not! I've written this article to discuss why this smokeless... [[To read the full story, visit my website.]]

Schober, W., Szendrei, K., Matzen, W., Osiander-Fuchs, H., Heitmann, D., Schettgen, T., Jörres, R. & Fromme, H. (2014). Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) impairs indoor air quality and increases FeNO levels of e-cigarette consumers, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 217 (6) 628-637. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2013.11.003

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August 24, 2014

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4:20 PM | Let it go: Rumination makes what’s bad a whole lot worse
What causes some employees to focus on the future while […]
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3:12 PM | Want a happy worker? Let robots take control
Study finds that human subjects prefer when robots give the […]

August 23, 2014

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1:52 PM | Fungus Deadly to AIDS Patients Found to Literally Grow on Trees
Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that […]
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1:44 PM | Use a rule of thumb to control how much you drink
Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half […]
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1:43 PM | Tissue regeneration using anti-inflammatory nanomolecules
Team develops system that may protect against inflammatory reactions Anyone […]
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11:00 AM | Diabetics in Distress
Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States and remains one of the leading causes of death. The disease is associated with a myriad of complications and comorbid conditions, but mental health issues are often overlooked. “Diabetes distress” is a relatively new term that describes the psychological manifestations of diabetes management. A recent report […]
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2:02 AM | Nuclear reactor reliability: Fast test proves viable
A speedy way to mimic the aging of materials inside […]

August 22, 2014

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6:24 PM | Ebola Prompts Extraordinary Precautions in Hospitals
We’ve all seen the vivid footage on the news these past few weeks: Two hospital workers donned in full body hazmat suits and respirators helping the Americans who fell victim to the Ebola virus out of an ambulance and into air-tight rooms. To many, it seems like the best way...
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6:22 PM | Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels
Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction […]
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4:21 PM | Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too
Decades of research on how bats use echolocation to keep […]
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4:05 PM | Are failing bees our warning sign?
It’s become something of a rite of spring. Every March, […]
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3:52 PM | Vegetarian Taco Night
Summer produce and corn tortillas combine for a bounty of meatless tacos.
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3:47 PM | Progress in Reducing Urban Air Toxics Across the United States
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Second […]
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3:46 PM | Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke Risk
Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stroke in early adulthood, a new study has found.
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3:46 PM | Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children
Regular blood transfusions prevent recurrent blockage of brain blood vessels, […]
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3:44 PM | U.S. FDA 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Fact Sheet
Fast Facts Ebola is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic […]
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3:30 PM | Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems
In a finding that has implications for life in other […]
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