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President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized

ACSH - 1 hour 22 min ago

Having just buried his wife, First Lady Barbara Bush, former President George H.W. Bush is admitted to the hospital.

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Youtube Doomsday Channels May Earn Over $1 Million A Year - Young Teens Suicidal - Petition: Stop Supporting With Ad Revenue

Science 2.0 - 2 hours 7 min ago

Steve Olsen just revealed to Metro magazine that he earns $50K a year from his doomsday YouTube channel WSO. Based on this then we can begin to estimate the total earnings from all the high earners and it may well be over $1 million a year.

Here is the reasoning.

Social Blade has the upper estimate as $20.7K for his channel. I hadn't had any way until today to judge if their estimates are right or not. It now seems that at least in this one case, it's an under estimate.

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The T-Index: More Meaningful Metrics For Scientists

Science 2.0 - 3 hours 29 min ago
Academics direly need objective, meaningful metrics to judge the impact their publications have on their field of expertise. Nowadays any regular Joe will be able to show many authored papers in their CV, and it will be impossible to objectively assess the relative merits of each and every one of them, if you are trying to rank Joe in a list of candidates for tenure, or just a research job at a University. 

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Why The World’s First Total Penis And Scrotum Transplant Is A Very Big Deal

ACSH - 7 hours 39 min ago

Blast injuries in combat can cause more damage than what can readily be seen.

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Not Surprising: Bad Doctors Use Homeopathy, Study Shows

ACSH - 9 hours 46 min ago

Sometimes, a study serves to uncover something completely unknown before. However, many times, it confirms something that we already suspected to be true. In the case of a recent report, the news out of the United Kingdom that homeopathy is more frequently recommended by bad physicians is something that we could have easily predicted. 

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Time To Throw The Fish Oil Back

ACSH - 10 hours 13 min ago

Another one bites the dust. 

At some point perhaps dietary supplement fans are going to wonder why they spent so much money on a bunch of stuff which ended up being useless once properly evaluated in human trials. Probably just about the time that Niagara Falls changes direction. Which would make it a whole lot easier for the fish to swim upstream.

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E-Cigarettes, JUUL And The FDA -Seeing Through Smoke and Mirrors

ACSH - 14 hours 23 min ago

In the drive to end tobacco smoking, new nicotine delivery systems from the FDA's "low to no" nicotine cigarettes to JUUL nicotine vaporizers are getting a lot of media attention. As a physician, I use the scientific evidence and my experience in counseling my patients. Here is what you need to consider. 

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FDA And USDA Clash Over Definition Of Genetically Modified Food

ACSH - 14 hours 25 min ago

Does deleting a gene make an organism genetically modified? Not if the organism in question is a plant, only if it is an animal. The contradictions of that definition are now a subject of Congressional concern.

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Why have all Western-owned digital firms failed in China?

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
Cass Business School publishes new study examining the failures of Western-owned digital firms in China and why this phenomenon is singularly prevalent in this region.
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Sense of control and meaning helps protect women from anxiety

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
People who feel in control of their lives and who find purpose and meaning in life are less likely to have anxiety disorders even when going through the toughest times, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge.
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Six in 7 women at high risk of breast cancer shun tamoxifen as a preventative measure

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
Six in seven women with a family history of breast cancer opt out of taking tamoxifen as a preventative measure, according to a study funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment today.
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Depressed, inactive and out of work -- study reveals lives of lonely young adults

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
New research from King's College London shows that lonely young adults are more likely to experience mental health problems and more likely to be out of work than their peers. The study, published today in Psychological Medicine, gives a detailed snapshot of the lives of lonely 18-year-olds and shows how loneliness goes hand-in-hand with a wide range of problems in health and wellbeing.
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Alcohol intake may be linked to premenstrual syndrome

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
Drinking alcohol may be linked to premenstrual syndrome, or PMS for short, suggests a pooled analysis of published study data in the online journal BMJ Open.
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Vigorous physical activity may be linked to heightened risk of motor neurone disease

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
Vigorous physical activity, either in leisure time or in work, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS for short, suggests research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
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Fetal exposure to moderate/high caffeine levels linked to excess childhood weight gain

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
Exposure to moderate to high caffeine levels while in the womb is linked to excess weight gain in early childhood, suggests a large observational study published in the online journal BMJ Open.
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Suicide and homicide rates show large racial disparities across US states

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
Southern and Western states have the highest rates of white firearm suicide, while Midwestern states have highest rates of black firearm homicide, according to new research from McGill University. The findings place a spotlight on states where firearm policies may help reduce homicide and suicide rates.
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Upswings in older-age cognitive ability may not be universal

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
A study of a majority-black cohort, led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher, finds no clear upward trend in cognitive abilities among older adults.
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Hippo pathway found essential to orchestrate the development of the heart

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
A team of researchers has discovered that during development, when progenitor heart cells progressively differentiate into various cell types, the Hippo pathway is essential to coordinate the progress of these cell types into a working heart
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UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer's spread

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
In the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues report they have developed tissue-engineered models for cancer metastases that reflect the microenvironment around tumors that promotes their growth.
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New guideline: Start taking MS drugs early on

Eurekalert - 21 hours 8 min ago
For most people, it's better to start taking drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) early on rather than letting the disease run its course, according to a new guideline for treating MS from the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is published in the April 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and presented at the 70th AAN Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21-27, 2018.
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