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How Should A Baby Be Born?

Oct 17 2018 - 18:10

With continued refrains in the public forum of "too many" or "too few" being applied to manners of birth serving often to shame or assign blame, the focus is on the wrong question. A new study on delivery mode helps to inform.

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Ticks Feast, Death Rate Spikes for Young Moose, Study Finds

Oct 17 2018 - 16:10

Citing a trend towards warmer winters over the last decade, researchers in New Hampshire found that 70 percent of moose calves, monitored between 2014-16, were found dead. The cause of death for nearly all of them was attributed to the dramatic rise in winter ticks, which feast on the calves' blood.

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Dirty Sheets: In Case You Need Another Reason To Stay Out Of The Hospital

Oct 17 2018 - 10:10

As if hospitals aren't bad enough, a really dangerous bug called Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is all over the place. And it's not so easy to kill. Researchers looked at what happens when you wash contaminated sheets. The expression "it call comes out in the wash" does not apply.

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Could We Turn Insects into Biological Weapons?

Oct 17 2018 - 07:10

Genetic manipulation can be a force for good, but some voices raise concerns. Not about the unintended consequences, but about their possible, darker uses, as weapons.

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Weaponizing Genes

Oct 17 2018 - 07:10

Genetic manipulation can be a force for good, but some voices raise concerns. Not about the unintended consequences, but about their possible, darker uses, as weapons.

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Added Evidence for Older Drivers to Treat Their Cataracts

Oct 17 2018 - 07:10

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Should Men Who Identify as Women Compete in Women's Sports?

Oct 16 2018 - 22:10

Regardless of what postmodernists say, there are real, objective, measurable biological differences between men and women. That is why sports are segregated by sex.

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‘If It Bleeds, It Leads’ News Media Is Terrible For Vaccine Compliance

Oct 16 2018 - 11:10

When what is absent in a story carries equal or more weight than what is reported, the damage goes beyond ratings. It undermines public health.

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Why Some Drugs Make Other Drugs Last Longer (Or Shorter)

Oct 16 2018 - 11:10

Most people have heard the term "drug-drug interactions." But the term isn't really accurate. This is: certain drugs can result in an increase or decrease the blood levels of other drugs when they are taken together. For example, opioid blood levels can be significantly altered if taken with other drugs. It's all about your liver.

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Stress on Their Minds, Americans Turn to Search

Oct 16 2018 - 07:10

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Humira’s Big Day – It's EU Patent Expires Today

Oct 16 2018 - 07:10

The world's best selling drug is coming off patent protection today in the EU. Will it mean big savings for us? Probably not, especially in the US where Humira is protected for another five years. It will mean money for attorney's as AbbVie files patent infringement suits and reaches out-of-court settlements to protect a $20 billion dollar market.

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Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Tells Us Nothing

Oct 15 2018 - 19:10

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has taken flack for her claims to Native American ancestry, just released the results of a genetic test that definitively proves... well, nothing. She might be 1/32nd Native American. Or 1/1,024th. Nobody really knows.

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Sperm’s Baggage: What They Bring to the Party 

Oct 15 2018 - 15:10

We already offer pre-natal maternal vitamins. Should we offer pre-natal paternal ones? A study looks at the transmission of "health" from father to sons, making use of data from the U.S. Civil War and providing interesting support for sperm's acquisition of epigenetic information. Who knew they were so busy?

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Sperm’s Baggage - What They Bring To The Party 

Oct 15 2018 - 15:10

We already offer pre-natal maternal vitamins. Should we offer pre-natal paternal ones? A study looks at the transmission of "health" from father to sons making use of data from the U.S. Civil War and providing interesting support for sperm's acquisition of epigenetic information. Who knew they were so busy?

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Location, Location, Location

Oct 15 2018 - 08:10

Location is everything. Hospital-based outpatient care is far more expensive than the same care provided in a physician's office. $2.7 billion more expensive, why?

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Will Machines Take Your Job? Yes, I'm Talking To You, Mr. Professional

Oct 15 2018 - 08:10

Automation has decimated mid-level jobs, and much of the current talk is about machine learning replacing professionals, like doctors and attorneys. An opinion piece in Science brings some useful perspective on how machines learn and their economic impact.

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Dietary Supplements Work: When You Add A Real Drug To Them

Oct 15 2018 - 07:10

The dietary supplement folks are still going stong. Between 2007 and 2016 there were 776 FDA recalls because whatever was supposed to be in the bottle was spiked with real drugs, legal and not. Almost all of the recalls were supplements for erectile dysfuntion, weight loss, and muscle building. People are being tricked into taking prescription drugs without their knowledge.

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Fraud: Farmers Caught Selling Conventional Crops as Organic

Oct 12 2018 - 21:10

The organic industry is built upon a gigantic lie: that is, the notion that "natural" farming methods are safer and healthier while "unnatural" methods are dangerous. It should surprise no one, therefore, that such a deceptive industry would attract its fair share of hucksters.

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'Sight' for Blurry and Blind Eyes

Oct 12 2018 - 14:10

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Is Theory Necessary For Improvement?

Oct 12 2018 - 10:10

Does our technology improved in an evolutionary way, a random walk of trial and error, with false starts and breakthroughs? Or can a theory accelerate improvement and eliminate the needless dead ends?

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