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Should Women Be Standing Alongside The 'Father' Of Modern Gynecology?

Science2.0 - 1 hour 23 min ago

J. Marion Sims by Jim.Henderson, CC BY-SA

By David T. Z. Mindich, St. Michael's College

On an October day in 1894, a group of New York City’s leading doctors gathered to unveil a statue in honor of one of the greatest surgeons of his day and the founder of New York’s Women’s Hospital, J. Marion Sims, an Alabama doctor and a man they called “the father of modern gynecology.”

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Should Women Be Standing Alongside The 'Father' Of Modern Gynecology?

General - 1 hour 23 min ago

J. Marion Sims by Jim.Henderson, CC BY-SA

By David T. Z. Mindich, St. Michael's College

On an October day in 1894, a group of New York City’s leading doctors gathered to unveil a statue in honor of one of the greatest surgeons of his day and the founder of New York’s Women’s Hospital, J. Marion Sims, an Alabama doctor and a man they called “the father of modern gynecology.”

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When It Comes To Climate Science, Fox News And Liberal Media Both Distort

Science2.0 - 1 hour 39 min ago

For MSNBC, climate change is an opportunity to stoke anger over conservative “denialists.” MSNBC 5/12/14

By Matthew Nisbet, Northeastern University

Recent Pew Research Center studies offer valuable insight on the ideological makeup of those Americans most likely to voice their opinion in politics generally and the climate debate specifically, including the news sources they rely on to articulate their arguments.

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When It Comes To Climate Science, Fox News And Liberal Media Both Distort

General - 1 hour 39 min ago

For MSNBC, climate change is an opportunity to stoke anger over conservative “denialists.” MSNBC 5/12/14

By Matthew Nisbet, Northeastern University

Recent Pew Research Center studies offer valuable insight on the ideological makeup of those Americans most likely to voice their opinion in politics generally and the climate debate specifically, including the news sources they rely on to articulate their arguments.

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Reverting To The Standard Before School Lunches Were Politicized Would Lead To More Childhood Obesity

Science2.0 - 1 hour 48 min ago

In 2012, the Obama administration made the National School Lunch Program, which has provided free or reduced-cost meals in more than 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and other child-care institutions nationwide since 1946, into a political football and used beliefs that lacked any scientific basis to mandate what should be served.

Schools and communities went into open revolt. For the children we care most about, those school lunches might be the best meal they got, and those were being replaced by an agenda-based menu that no one wanted to eat.


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Reverting To The Standard Before School Lunches Were Politicized Would Lead To More Childhood Obesity

General - 1 hour 48 min ago

In 2012, the Obama administration made the National School Lunch Program, which has provided free or reduced-cost meals in more than 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and other child-care institutions nationwide since 1946, into a political football and used beliefs that lacked any scientific basis to mandate what should be served.

Schools and communities went into open revolt. For the children we care most about, those school lunches might be the best meal they got, and those were being replaced by an agenda-based menu that no one wanted to eat.


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US Wildlife Bans On GMOs And Neonics Lack Transparency And Scientific Rationale

Science2.0 - 2 hours 15 min ago

By Val Giddings, Genetic Literacy Project

With little fanfare, last summer the U.S. Fish  &  Wildlife Service announced it would formally ban the use of seeds treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, (a newer, safer generation of seed treatments to protect against pests) and the use of crops improved through biotechnology throughout the fish and wildlife refuge system.

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US Wildlife Bans On GMOs And Neonics Lack Transparency And Scientific Rationale

General - 2 hours 15 min ago

By Val Giddings, Genetic Literacy Project

With little fanfare, last summer the U.S. Fish  &  Wildlife Service announced it would formally ban the use of seeds treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, (a newer, safer generation of seed treatments to protect against pests) and the use of crops improved through biotechnology throughout the fish and wildlife refuge system.

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Now That People Are Thinking About Ebola Vaccines, Pay More Attention To Measles

Science2.0 - 2 hours 23 min ago

Measles is one of the most contagious of vaccine-preventable diseases, with the average person with measles capable of infecting 12-18 people if susceptible, and the contagiousness of measles infection highlights gaps in vaccination in the United States that have appeared over the last decade, because of skepticism about childhood vaccination in coastal states like California and Oregon and Washington. In those states, otherwise educated people worry that vaccines may cause autism and would prefer that other children provide herd immunity for theirs.


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Now That People Are Thinking About Ebola Vaccines, Pay More Attention To Measles

General - 2 hours 23 min ago

Measles is one of the most contagious of vaccine-preventable diseases, with the average person with measles capable of infecting 12-18 people if susceptible, and the contagiousness of measles infection highlights gaps in vaccination in the United States that have appeared over the last decade, because of skepticism about childhood vaccination in coastal states like California and Oregon and Washington. In those states, otherwise educated people worry that vaccines may cause autism and would prefer that other children provide herd immunity for theirs.


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The Risks And Rewards Of Two Popular Gastric Bypass Procedures

Science2.0 - 2 hours 24 min ago

A recent study compared two of the most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures.

There are tradeoffs between the two surgical approaches in potential risks and benefits and so there has been an ongoing debate about which can achieve weight loss, with conflicting results in systematic reviews. 

The two procedures were laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and adjustable gastric banding (AGB). The result was that RYGB resulted in much greater weight loss than AGB but had a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term subsequent hospitalizations. 


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The Risks And Rewards Of Two Popular Gastric Bypass Procedures

General - 2 hours 24 min ago

A recent study compared two of the most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures.

There are tradeoffs between the two surgical approaches in potential risks and benefits and so there has been an ongoing debate about which can achieve weight loss, with conflicting results in systematic reviews. 

The two procedures were laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and adjustable gastric banding (AGB). The result was that RYGB resulted in much greater weight loss than AGB but had a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term subsequent hospitalizations. 


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Sugar Is Not Toxic

RealClearScience - 9 hours 54 min ago
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Mini Human Stomach Created In The Lab - Using Adult Stem Cells

General - October 29, 2014 - 10:17pm

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) became the target of researchers a decade ago due to restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). While media reports were claiming biology was dead if President Bush didn't violate President Clinton's Dickey-Wicker law, researchers instead moved to iPSCs and now they have been able to generate functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory.


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Mini Human Stomach Created In The Lab - Using Adult Stem Cells

Science2.0 - October 29, 2014 - 10:17pm

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) became the target of researchers a decade ago due to restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). While media reports were claiming biology was dead if President Bush didn't violate President Clinton's Dickey-Wicker law, researchers instead moved to iPSCs and now they have been able to generate functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory.


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