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October 30, 2015

Researchers identify association between reproductive factors and risk of death

Reproductive factors in women, such as a later starting age of menstruation, having children, breastfeeding and use of oral contraceptives, are associated with a reduced risk of death, according to…
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October 30, 2015

Technique for analyzing bedrock could help builders, planners identify safe building zones

The thin layer of bedrock below the Earth's surface is the foundation for all life on land. Cracks and fractures within bedrock provide pathways for air and water, which chemically…
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October 30, 2015

Researchers discover new way to measure if a person is pre-diabetic

A new discovery may allow physicians to warn patients years before the onset of diabetes, therefore allowing them to change their lifestyle patterns potentially avoiding the diagnosis of a chronic…
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October 30, 2015

Obese pregnant women who lose weight save money, have healthier newborns, study shows

Severely obese women who maintained or lost weight during pregnancy had healthier babies and lower health care costs, a recent study shows. The work compared 82 severely obese pregnant women…
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October 30, 2015

Researchers discover simple, affordable diagnostic kit for chikungunya

A novel and affordable diagnostic test for chikungunya will soon be available thanks to new research. The formerly unknown virus, now named Eilat virus, is related to chikungunya and other…
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October 30, 2015

Treatment of severe acne hampered by antibiotic overuse, delays in prescribing more potent medication

Physicians who treat severe acne leave too many patients on ineffective antibiotics for far too long before prescribing more potent needed therapy with the medication isotretinoin, sometimes known by its…
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October 30, 2015

Kids meals, toys, and TV advertising: A triple threat to child health

Fast food companies advertise children's meals on TV with ads that feature toy premiums, and it has been suggested that the use of these toy premiums may prompt children to…
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October 30, 2015

Tug of war among bacteria

As hide-outs for bacteria, biofilms cause problems for antibiotic treatment or the cleaning of medical tubes. They contribute to the spreading of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. A biofilm is created when…
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October 30, 2015

Reptile pets: Food insects shuttle allergens into homes

Reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. The number of reptile pets, such as lizards, turtles and snakes, has doubled in the past ten years. Researchers recently showed that grasshoppers…
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October 30, 2015

Working memory: Underlying processes are more complex than we thought

In order to retain a piece of information for a short time, working memory is required. The underlying processes are considerably more complex than hitherto assumed. Two brain states must…
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