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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Research’

IVF Linked to Higher Birth Defect Risks

A new study has found a link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and higher risks of birth defects. Researchers from UCLA presented their findings this weekend at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. The study, titled Congenital Malformations Associated with Addisted Reproductive Technology: A California Statewide Analysis found that birth defects were “significantly” increased …

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Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust, was published this week in the journal Lancet Oncology. The new test studies genetic patterns in blood cells, which can …

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Birth Control Cuts Abortion Rates by More Than Half, Says Study

A new study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that providing free birth control to women could reduce abortion rates by 62% to 78%. In addition, access to no-cost birth control “substantially reduced” unplanned pregnancies. The study, conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, looked at 9,256 women, ages 14 to 45 in …

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Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings

According to Google, just because your site is manually penalized, it does not mean that your site will vanish from the rankings. In fact, it may not hurt it much at all in some cases. A lot of that depends on you, the webmaster, and the other signals you’ve managed to send the search engine. In a Google Webmaster Central …

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People Prefer Brand Facebook Pages To Brand Websites. Don’t Blow It.

Facebook has over 900 million active users around the world. That is a lot of potential exposure for brands, and a Facebook Page/Timeline is a heck of a lot easier to set up than a website. Results from a survey from Lab42 indicate that 50% of people find brands’ Facebook pages more useful than their websites. If you aren’t putting …

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Google Attempts To Understand The Modern Gamer

Google has been getting more and more into gaming recently. The company has been pushing to get full games on Chrome, and creating HTML5 tools for game developers. The search giant has proven that it’s not all about Web gaming as they also talk about the traditional games industry in a roundtable video series, and a recently published research study. …

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Breast Cancer Study Shows Genetic Origins

A study published this week in the journal Nature shows that some types breast cancers are genetically similar to ovarian tumors. Basal-like breast tumors, one of the most deadly types of breast cancers, were found to be more genetically similar to ovarian tumors than even other types of breast cancers. Basal-like tumors account for around 10% of all breast cancers …

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Google And Harris Interactive Team Up On Self-Service Market Research

Harris Interactive announced that it has collaborated with Google and its Google Consumer Surveys on a new market research product. A spokesperson for Harris tells WebProNews that the product “allows businesses, both large and small, to compare themselves to industry benchmarks at a fraction of the cost of traditional market research.” “Google and the Harris Poll will be performing benchmark …

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SEO Budgets Grow, Google Tells You What To Avoid

Google has been making SEO more difficult for years, and perhaps that’s why a new study from SEMPO, the world’s largets search marketing-specific nonprofit trade organization, has found that SEO spending is still healthy, despite all of the freely available online information that has spread across the web over the past decade or so. Are you spending more or less …

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Deafness Cure Demonstrated in Gerbils Using Stem Cells

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a possible cure for deafness that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, turning them into ear cells. The researchers found that when they transplanted human embryonic stem cells into deaf gerbils, the gerbils gained an average “functional recovery” of 46%. This recovery took only four weeks from when the cells were first administered. …

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Blood Sugar Levels of “Normal” Could Still Cause Brain Shrinkage

Neurologists have found that even people with blood sugar that is within the “normal” range can sustain blood sugar-related brain damage. According to the study, which was published this week in the journal American Academy of Neurology, people with blood sugar levels on the high end of the “normal” range could be at risk for brain shrinkage and dementia as …

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Menopause Happens Because You Hate Your In-Laws

I’m always told by women that I should be thankful I don’t have to go through menstrual cycles or menopause. I am thankful for that, but it doesn’t mean that I’m apathetic to the female’s plight. Neither is science as it seeks to understand the causes of both, especially menopause. Women may think that nature just hates them, but a …

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