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In the 1960’s, before conflict of interest disclosure was required, the sugar industry sponsored research promoting dietary fat as an important cause of coronary heart disease, and downplaying the role of sugar, according to a special report online September 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
2. Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research Added by jcscher on September 12th 2016.
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A 22-year-old British student has invented a mobile fridge that could save millions of lives across the world. Will Broadway's "Isobar" has been designed to keep vaccines at the ideal temperature while in transit in developing countries. And Will doesn't plan to make money from his creation. His focus is to get it to people who need it, which is why he won't be trying to get a patent.
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Fifteen years after the U.S. declared drug-resistant infections to be a grave threat, the crisis is only worsening, a Reuters investigation finds, as government agencies remain unwilling or unable to impose reporting requirements on a healthcare industry that often hides the problem.
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Zika could have been an ordinary epidemic, like the ever-changing influenza that emerges each winter and spreads across the Northern Hemisphere with sad but rare complications. But the Religious Right’s antagonism to birth control and abortion—and honest conversation about sex in general—has transformed the Zika epidemic into a nightmare that will devastate lives for an entire generation.
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The consensus is clear: mean parents make mean kids—and the victims of mean kids. Several recent studies confirm an association between strict parenting styles and children's likelihood of both being a bully and being bullied. Some work also points to a more surprising association—permissive or neglectful parenting might create bullies, too.
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Imagine a virus we don't fully understand is killing young men in record numbers. It kills three times as many British men as women, although nothing adequately explains why. The government confirms that while almost all other leading causes of death are being slowly eroded by medical and social progress, deaths caused by this virus are at their highest for decades. Yet the money we spend on researching and treating the problem stands at a fraction of what we spend on those other leading causes of death, as do charitable donations from the public.
Submitted on September 7th 2016 by Chubros
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In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacteria move as they become impervious to drugs. The experiments are thought to provide the first large-scale glimpse of the maneuvers of bacteria as they encounter increasingly higher doses of antibiotics and adapt to survive—and thrive—in them.
Submitted on September 9th 2016 by rti9
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When EpiPen maker Mylan raised its price more than 600 percent, people across the country, like Christy Ross from Blacksburg, were disgusted. "I think it's absolutely ridiculous. I think that it's unbelievable that they would do that for people that require a medication," remarked Ross. Jeremy Counts, the owner of Main Street Pharmacy in Blacksburg was also upset, pointing out "I mean, it was ridiculous. I was having people come in and they were, well, what am I going to do?"
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Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here, we offer basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.
Submitted on September 8th 2016 by gladsdotter
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The science world has changed life as we know it, through new research, experiments, medicine, the list goes on! In the past however, some experiments were run in scary and unethical ways. From using children to unknowing subjects, these five experiments left people affected for the rest of their lives.
Submitted on September 12th 2016 by rti9
18 +12y+ ago
In most thorough debunking yet, the principle but not the rule stands test of time.
1. Almost all the things you do to avoid germs are useless Added by LisMan on September 12th 2016.
2. This controversial parenting theory about health and cleanliness will make you question your childhood Added by LisMan on September 12th 2016.
19 +12y+ ago
Researchers have made a major medical breakthrough by developing a vaccine against the crippling digestive illness Crohn’s disease
More than 100,000 people in the UK are stricken by the condition, which causes a chronic inflammation of the intestine. Professor John Hermon-Taylor of St George’s Hospital, London, has developed a vaccine which should be ready within the next five years. It has already been tested successfully on animals and second-stage trials are to start soon, with human trials in the next three years.
Submitted on September 7th 2016 by zyery
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