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Cosmetics and Cleaners Are Not Making Air Dirty

ACSH - 3 hours 12 sec ago

Cosmetics and cleaners are not the great Satan of atmospheric pollution that the media suggests. But why let facts get in the way of a good story?

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Similarities found in cancer initiation in kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that when mature cells transition to begin dividing again, they all seem to do it the same way, regardless of what organ those cells come from.
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Phishing success linked to incentives and sticking to an effective strategy

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
A new study focusing on the attacker -- a largely ignored but crucial aspect of phishing -- identifies successful and less successful strategies. It also reveals that attackers are motivated by quicker and larger rewards -- with creative individuals putting more effort into constructing these malicious emails. Insights from the study can be used to develop tools and training procedures to detect phishing emails.
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Rediscovered Andy Warhol interview explores pop art and queerness

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
A new paper in the Oxford Art Journal examines the significance of a newly discovered recoding of Andy Warhol's famous 1963 interview with Gene Swenson, published in ARTnews under the heading 'What is Pop Art?' The printed interview omitted a large part of the recording, which actually starts with the question 'What do you say about homosexuals?' Warhol's early and explicit on-the-record statements about Pop's relationship to homosexuality were suppressed from publication.
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Enhanced education could help turn the tide on marine litter

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
Research led by the University of Plymouth has revealed that designing systematic and innovative education tools to teachers and students can make a significant and positive contribution to their understanding of the problem of marine litter -- and their willingness to do something about it.
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International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Oxford University, Insilico Medicine, Insilico Medicine Taiwan, the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Liverpool, University of Lethbridge, Ghent University, Center for Healthy Aging and many others have published a roadmap toward enhancing human radioresistance for space exploration and colonization.
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World's first solar fuels reactor for night passes test

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
International solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night - because it uses concentrated solar power (CSP) which can include thermal energy storage.
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Perceptions of God make Democrats more conservative, Republicans more liberal in some ways

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
Republicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats -- more liberal -- when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study analyzing data from the Baylor Religion Survey.
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Study shows age doesn't affect survival in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after HCT

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
Results from a retrospective study presented at the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings dispute age as a limiting factor to transplant eligibility, showing no differences in 4-year outcomes for patients older or younger than age 65.
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There may be a better way to reduce hospital readmission rates

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
A recent study published in Health Education Research suggests that lay-health workers may be able to significantly reduce readmissions rates to hospitals for high risk patients following surgery.
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New study suggests hormone therapy helps reduce curvature of the spine

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
The Women's Health Initiative found that hormone therapy (HT) use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. A new study shows these same benefits may also guard against a woman's risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society.
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Early results from clinical trials not all they're cracked up to be, shows new research

Eurekalert - 8 hours 26 min ago
When people are suffering from a chronic medical condition, they may place their hope on treatments in clinical trials that show early positive results. However, these results may be grossly exaggerated in more than 1 in 3 early clinical trials, reports a new study led by Mayo Clinic and published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Measles in Europe: Italy Has 200 Times as Many Cases as U.S.

ACSH - Feb 20 2018 - 22:02

In 2017, Italy had 5,006 measles cases, for an incidence of 8 cases per 100,000 people. Compare that to the U.S., which had 118 cases for an incidence of roughly 0.04 per 100,000 people. Thus, in 2017, on a per capita basis, Italy had more than 200 times as many measles cases as the U.S. Populist politicians and anti-vaxxers are to blame.

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Triclosan May Be Doing More Damage Than We Thought

ACSH - Feb 20 2018 - 22:02

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are nothing short of a massive public health threat. By massive, we mean 700,000 deaths from antimicrobial-resistant infections per year.  

We know that more antibiotic use means more resistance. In an effort to try to change the course of this ship that is heading straight into the eye of the storm, some restrictions have been put on certain antibiotics in the last year or two in both clinical settings and agriculture. 

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We Have A Cancer Vaccine, So Why Aren't We Using It?

ACSH - Feb 20 2018 - 08:02

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 13,000 cervical cancers will be diagnosed in 2018. Of those, more than 3,000 women will die. 

Cervical cancers stem from the Human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection. And it can be prevented with a cancer vaccine already in place. Yet, the rates of immunization among young adults are low.

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Is It Even Ethical For A Doctor To Work At An Aetna?

ACSH - Feb 20 2018 - 05:02

A media firestorm surrounding statements made by an ex-medical director for Aetna has led to multi-state investigations into the insurance carrier's practices. But, is such a job even ethical for a doctor in the first place?

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High blood pressure limits protection to vital organs and tissues in low-oxygen conditions

Eurekalert - Feb 20 2018 - 00:02
New research published in The Journal of Physiology sheds light on the effects of high blood pressure by considering the way the body responds to a lack of oxygen.
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Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years

Eurekalert - Feb 20 2018 - 00:02
Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.
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Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

Eurekalert - Feb 20 2018 - 00:02
Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
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Preventing the misdiagnosis of cellulitis

Eurekalert - Feb 20 2018 - 00:02
This study finds early dermatology consultation for presumptive cellulitis can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs & reduce hospitalization.
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