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Thousands of unexplained and unexpected deaths among elderly

A leaked report has revealed that thousands more elderly people died in the past year in the UK than the ...

STORY URL: EXCLUSIVE: Unexpected rise in deaths among older people
Public health officials are closely monitoring death rates as mortality among older people has been unexpectedly increasing since the beginning of 2012, HSJ has learned.

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Left or right brained? You are actually both!

In the workforce people often refer to being left or right brained implying simplistically that you are either more logical ...

STORY URL: Researchers Debunk Myth of "Right-brain" and "Left-brain"Personality Traits - - - University of Utah Health Care - Salt Lake City, Utah
http://healthcare.utah.edu/publicaffairs/news/current/08-14-13_brain_personality_traits.html

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Fracking

There's a huge amount of noise in the media around fracking in the UK media - inevitable with the recent protests ...

STORY URL: How safe is fracking?
DOZENS of protesters, including a member of parliament, were arrested on August 19th during demonstrations around Britain against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking....

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Alzheimer's or us

My grandmother has Alzheimer's. It's awful. It simply breaks my heart to see the person I so love vanish, step ...

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Who will care for our generation?

The latest statistics from the British Heart Foundation reveal the worrying and continuing trend in childhood obesity and the impact ...

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A new definition for cancer?

Laura Esserman is a breast cancer specialist at the university of California, San Francisco. She is the co-author of new ...

STORY URL: If it isn't life-threatening, don't call it cancer - opinion - 12 August 2013 - New Scientist
Cancer screening too often leads to scare diagnoses and unnecessary treatments. It's time to rethink our approach, says cancer specialist Laura Esserman

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Liquefaction - a new risk?

On February 22nd 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the city of Christchurch. From a seismological perspective it was ...

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11 trillion reasons

The New York Times reports on a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists (accessible through the story), which ...

STORY URL: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/11-trillion-reasons/?hp&_r=0

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New diagnostic panty liner test

A new device that detects the cause of unexplained vaginal wetness in pregnancy could help pregnant women avoid receiving unnecessary ...

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Shall we blame U.S. Health Care?

Peter A. Muenning, assistant professor of Columbia University, wrote an article about the reasons for U.S. relatively lower improvement ...

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People are living healthier for longer

We all know that we live longer than the previous generations. Issues around longevity have been in the center of ...

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After penicillin

Alexander Fleming's discovery of Penicillin in 1928 has helped drive longer, better lives for all of us. In the past ...

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Mountain biking longevity

While mountain biking this morning at 6:15am along "the ridge" single track trail, which is both ...

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The vitamin myth

It is one of the most modern myths, that vitamin supplements help to prevent certain diseases. I just stumbled over ...

STORY URL: The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements - Paul Offit - The Atlantic
Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we nee...

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Height and Cancer

New research published in the journal of Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention presents a surprising correlation between height and cancer ...

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