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April 16, 2019
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Regular Cannabis Users Require Up to 220% Higher Dosage for Sedation in Medical Procedures
Apr. 15, 2019 — Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational … read more
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Apr. 16, 2019 — Researchers have solved the decades-old mystery of how stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer. Using mouse models and human cancer cell lines, they showed that inflammation … read more
White Sharks Flee Feeding Areas When Orcas Present
Apr. 16, 2019 — New research challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in the ocean. The research team documented encounters between white sharks and orcas at Southeast Farallon … read more
Tree Dens Play a Critical Role in Panda Lifestyle
Apr. 16, 2019 — An international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study analyzed the difference in microhabitats of cave … read more
Apr. 16, 2019 — Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones to handle larger … read more
Simple Test Can Indicate Prolonged Symptoms Following Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion
Apr. 16, 2019 — Researchers have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related … read more
Common Sleep Myths Compromise Good Sleep and Health
Apr. 16, 2019 — People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. These are, in fact, among the most widely held myths … read more
Climate Change Threatens Endangered Sparrows
Apr. 16, 2019 — A new study finds that some sparrow species will likely go extinct within the century due to climate … read more
Apr. 16, 2019 — A small percentage of humans can suffer allergy-like reactions to certain varieties of ripened cheese due to histamine, a byproduct of the prolonged fermentation process. A researcher is studying … read more
Apr. 16, 2019 — Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible. This development has the potential to improve battery performance for consumer … read more
Apr. 16, 2019 — Researchers have demonstrated a successful prototype of one critical component for affordable small-scale desalination: an inexpensive solar evaporator, made of … read more
Can Multiple Carnivores Coexist in Cities?
Apr. 16, 2019 — A new citizen science study shows how urbanization may affect interactions between carnivores in small suburban forest patches, using camera trap images from Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, … read more
Half of Patients on Statins Fail to Reach ‘Healthy’ Cholesterol Level After 2 Years
Apr. 15, 2019 — Half of patients prescribed statins in primary care fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels after two years of treatment with these … read more
Mid-Life Resting Heart Rate of 75 Plus Beats/minute Linked to Doubling in Early Death Risk
Apr. 15, 2019 — A resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute in mid-life is linked to a doubling in the risk of an early death from all causes — at least among … read more
Physicists Improve Understanding of Heat and Particle Flow in the Edge of a Fusion Device
Apr. 15, 2019 — Physicists have discovered valuable information about how plasma flows at the edge inside doughnut-shaped fusion devices. The findings mark an encouraging sign for the development of machines to … read more
Apr. 15, 2019 — Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which … read more
Predictability Limit: Scientists Find Bounds of Weather Forecasting
Apr. 15, 2019 — In the future, weather forecasts that provide storm warnings and help us plan our daily lives could come up to five days sooner before reaching the limits of numerical weather prediction, scientists … read more
Low-Calorie Sweetener Derived from Lactose Gets Manufacturing Boost from Yeast
Apr. 15, 2019 — The quest to satisfy the sweet tooth without adding to the waistline has a new weapon in its arsenal: a strain of yeast that can metabolize lactose, the sugar in dairy products, into tagatose, a … read more
For Busy Medical Students, Two-Hour Meditation Study May Be as Beneficial as Longer Course
Apr. 15, 2019 — For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a study … read more
Apr. 15, 2019 — Archeologists have discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations can be traced for more than ten generations and … read more
Apr. 15, 2019 — From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world’s oceans. However, its effect on … read more
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