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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:03:46 EDT
Risks vary widely in drone-human impacts
New research suggests there's wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:03:43 EDT
Gulf Spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers
Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:41 EDT
Home blood pressure monitoring for hypertension best combined with intensive support
People who monitor their own blood pressure at home are most likely to see a benefit if they combine it with individually tailored intensive support, according to a new systematic literature review and meta-analysis.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:39 EDT
Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:36 EDT
What web browsers and proteins have in common
The discovery of a previously overlooked site on protein molecules may solve a mystery about how proteins are able to carry out specialized functions in living cells.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:34 EDT
Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates
Researchers have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:16 EDT
Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients, study suggests
Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:11 EDT
Brain powered: Increased physical activity among breast cancer survivors boosts cognition
It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. Researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors an increase in physical activity more than doubled the women's post-treatment mental processing speed.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:12:44 EDT
How to remove a tick and prevent future bites
As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public’s risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus and alpha-gal syndrome —- a mysterious red meat allergy -— are among the most serious.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:06:10 EDT
Antibiotics following C-section among obese women reduces risk of surgical infection
Among obese women undergoing cesarean delivery, a postoperative 48-hour course of antibiotics significantly decreased the rate of surgical site infection within 30 days after delivery, according to a study.
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