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Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research. In the first detailed global report on the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages, researchers estimated deaths and disabilities from...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Tremendous variability in wait times for health care appointments exists throughout the United States, ranging from same day service to several months, says a new report....
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children. Children with these genetic variants could especially benefit from activities and diets promoting bone strength....
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Mathematicians and physicists have come up with a new approach to calculate cosmic viscosity and the formulation favors the 'Big Rip' scenario for the end of the universe....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Osteopathic manipulative therapy decreased postpartum low back pain by over 70 percent in women who had given birth at least three months before beginning treatment, according to a new study....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Forest composition, ground cover and topography are the best predictors of forest fire severity in the Western US, according to physical geographers who also see that the long history of fire exclusion on federal lands leads to uncharacteristically severe...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Scientists have synthesized qualitative and quantitative evidence to form a clearer picture of the extent and types of mistreatment that occurs during childbirth in health facilities. Such initiatives are key to developing policies to reduce and ultimately...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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10 years after graduating, many have found financially solid and meaningful employment in the private sector, according to a new report.
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain, according to an innovative imaging study. The results of the study may offer new opportunities for rehabilitation after spinal cord injury....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Past research shows men find female faces more attractive at peak fertility. A new study shows an increased redness of women's face skin at the most fertile point of ovulatory cycle, but just under the threshold for detectability, ruling out skin coloration...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic researchers.
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Researchers have produced cell-to-cell communication in baker's yeast -- a first step in learning to build multicellular organisms or artificial organs from scratch....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report. Following a cardiac arrest, each minute without treatment decreases the likelihood of surviving without disability, and survival...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A Canadian civil engineering graduate evaluates claims that more centralized US-style regulation of drinking water would improve outcomes for Canadians. The paper finds limited support for these claims but suggests they reflect deeply held Canadian political...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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People on a vegetarian diet, and especially those following a vegan one that includes no animal products, see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. In fact, they can lose around two kilograms more on the short term, say researchers...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A new discovery in the study of fault slip seeks to redefine our understanding of how melt-bearing faults behave, say scientists. Fault slip occurs in many natural environments -- including during earthquakes -- when large stress build-ups are rapidly...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Eating a healthy diet was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income individuals living in the Southeastern U.S., according to investigators. Nearly two-thirds of the participants...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, according to researchers. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. The...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The role of plant traits might be overestimated by biologists in studies on plant invasiveness. Anthropogenic factors such as whether the species was being cultivated proved to be more important. These conclusions were made from a study on Central European...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos, at least in mice, say researchers. Tumors that resemble six-day-old mouse embryos are more prone to metastasize than those that look like tissues from adult mice, researchers...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists.
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The first study of its kind measuring the brain’s role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain’s response to food aromas and increases caloric intake....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Tiny marine algae that play a critical role in supporting life on Earth may be better equipped to deal with future climate change than previously expected, research shows....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A key process in the bacterium that causes tuberculosis has been unraveled by researchers, potentially paving the way for new antibiotics to fight the disease. TB is one of the world's top infectious killers, causing 1.5 million deaths every year. The...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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From the founding of America, the Fourth of July has been synonymous with fireworks. A new study quantifies the surge in fine particulate matter -- particles that are two and one half microns in diameter (PM2.5) -- on July 4, using observations from...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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While studying Yersinia pestis, the bacteria responsible for epidemics of plague such as the Black Death, scientists found a single small genetic change that fundamentally influenced the evolution of the deadly pathogen, and thus the course of human...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Largemouth bass are native to North America, but they have been distributed worldwide for recreational fishing. When they’re in waters outside North America, largemouth bass can cause declines in native fish abundance, disrupting the ecosystem. Officials...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Tiny gel particles that can perform the same essential functions as platelets have been developed by researchers. The particles could one day be used to control excessive bleeding following traumatic injury or in individuals with impaired clotting due...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Using the nation's weather radar network, two doctoral students have developed a technique for forecasting something other than the weather: the orientation behavior of birds as they migrate through the atmosphere at night. The students have discovered...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The number of plant species growing just next to restored streams can take up to 25 years to increase above those channelized during the timber floating era, research concludes....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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It’s the season for backyard grilling, campfires, fireworks – and burn injuries. Over the next few months, U.S. burn centers will see thousands of severe burns requiring painful skin grafts and lengthy treatment. Researchers are developing new ways...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Analyses of carbon emissions may be misleading as they failed to include the impacts of policies such as trading schemes, emission caps or quotas, experts say in a new article....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Type Ia supernovae are the 'standard candles' astrophysicists use to chart distance in the Universe. But are these dazzling exploding stars truly all the same? To answer this, scientists must first understand what causes stars to explode and become supernovae....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A new method keeps salmon fresh for a whole month, without the use of chemicals. The technology is called superchilling, and it lies somewhere between freezing the fish and cooling it down. Now it is about to provide useful help to organic food producers....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The effect that topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with chlorhexidine skin preparation, has on the presence of Propionibacterium acnes cultured at the time of shoulder surgery has been the focus of recent study. The authors hypothesized that adding topical...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A pair of paleobiologists have determined that the world's most numerous and diverse vertebrates -- ray-finned fishes -- began their ecological dominance of the oceans 66 million years ago, aided by the mass extinction event that killed off dinosaurs....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Scientists have developed an 'olfactory fingerprint' test that may do more than just identify individuals.
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The cause of celiac disease has been found, researchers claim. Experts estimate that 1% of people have celiac disease. This is a partly hereditary disease that may place considerable strain on patients and their families. The immune system of patients...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Patients who travel abroad for medical treatment risk returning with complications or infections that require costly treatment, and is one of the issues highlighted in a new handbook exploring medical tourism....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Rocks store information about the temperatures that they have experienced. Now, for the first time, researchers have developed a method that reveals low-temperature information (from 35 °C and higher) on a relatively short timescale of thousands of...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers, there has been little scientific research to prove this...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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When it comes to the art of persuasion, you can attract more followers if you turn conventional wisdom on its head and stress what you like, not what you do. The researchers found that people conform to others' preferences at last partially because they...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Updated stroke treatment recommendations include using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots from large arteries in select patients. Clot-busting medication -- tPA -- continues to be the gold standard for treating clot-caused stroke. Clot busters...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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About 20 percent of follicular lymphoma patients consistently experience their disease coming back within two years of being treated with the latest therapies. New research confirms that patients in this group have very poor survival outcomes; 50 percent...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The brown marmorated stink bug has a bad reputation. Every summer, this pest attacks crops and invades homes, causing both sizable economic losses and a messy, smelly nuisance. A new study by entomologists shows that these pests, known simply as stink...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Two oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men worldwide and the number one cancer killer...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study. Those who attend very large congregations do not tend to attribute social divisions between blacks and whites to discrimination,...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotional interactions differently and may face social challenges later in life compared with children from low conflict homes. The findings are based on measuring research subjects’ brain...
From: Science Daily | Monday, June 29, 2015
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