All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Study’

Most Millionaires Don’t Consider Themselves Rich

What does it take to be rich in America? Does the word “millionaire” mean what it used to mean? We ran a story previously about a couple who won a million dollars in a lottery scratch-off. They were paying off their mortgage and taking a vacation. Presumably, it was back to work after that. A million dollars ain’t what it …

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Peanut Allergies Not the Epidemic Americans Might Think

The shift from the customary airplane packets of peanuts to off-brand Chex mix was made in part to protect those with peanut allergies. Throughout the 90s, advocacy groups and stories about peanut allergy attacks led to a greater awareness of the phenomenon. Now, peanuts are banned from some schools and day care centers across the U.S., and some ballparks provide …

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Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study

Americans are now larger than ever, and predicted to become even larger over the next few decades. Along with the rise in obesity has come a rise in associated health problems and costs. Medical professionals across the U.S. are now searching for strategies to motivate weight loss in the population. According to a new study out this week, shaming patients …

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Cities Safer Than Rural Areas, Shows Study

Americans’ vision of the rural U.S. is often the idyllic Mayberry setting of The Andy Griffith Show. However, a new study has now shown that the rural U.S. can actually be more dangerous than U.S. cities. The study, to be published this week in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, shows that the risk of death from injuries is lower …

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3D Printers Might Be Slowly Killing You

3D printers are hardly dangerous. Sure, they can make things that could kill you, but the actual 3D printer itself isn’t dangerous, right? Well, that’s what all of us thought until a recent study published in Atmospheric Environment called into the question the safety of 3D printers. In short, the researchers found that 3D printers emit ultrafine particles, or UFP, …

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Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source

Social media is largely thought of as a way for people across the world to keep in touch and share moments from their lives. The information being collected on sites like Twitter and Facebook, however, can also be used for both good and bad ends. The Infectious Diseases Society of America today revealed one way in which social media has …

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New Diabetes Treatment Uses Injectable “Smart Sponge”

Researchers from several U.S. universities this week announced a new diabetes treatment method that uses a “smart sponge” as a drug delivery device. The injectable sponge-like material surrounds an insulin core, expanding and contracting in response to blood sugar levels to regulate the amount of insulin released. The researchers also believe the technique could be used as a targeted cancer …

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Obesity Risk Could be Passed on Through Sperm, Shows Study

Though a mother’s health during pregnancy can dramatically affect the health of a child, researchers have now found evidence that the health of fathers may also contribute. A new study out of the University of Adelaide has found “molecular signals” in the sperm of obese mice fathers that could pass on obesity and/or metabolic disease to their children. This effect …

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Lionfish Moving into the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean

A deep-sea expedition last month found that Atlantic Ocean lionfish are moving into the Atlantic coast in large numbers. Even more disturbing for researchers was the fact that the lionfish found during the expedition were large, meaning they can more easily reproduce and travel to varying depths. The expedition was the first to use a deep-sea diving submersible to examine …

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Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study

Researchers at Northwestern University this week revealed that they have successfully transplanted insulin-producing cells called islets from one species to another. They believe that this successful interspecies transplant could be the first step toward animal-to-human transplants as a treatment for diabetes. The research was published today in the journal Diabetes. “This is the first time that an interspecies transplant of …

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Birds Open Locks, Study Observes

In a study designed to learn more about the brains of birds, and possibly all brains, scientists have discovered that cockatoos can open locks. Author of the study, Alex Kacelnik, professor of zoology at Oxford University, told ABC News that the birds themselves were “particularly keen on exploring new things.” The study was set up with a cashew nut as …

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Vaccinations in Children Protect the Elderly, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that vaccines given to children to prevent blood and ear infections are reducing the spread of pneumonia to older, at-risk adults. In fact, Vanderbilt University researchers found that the herd immunity effect from the vaccination of children was more effective in preventing pneumonia than a vaccine …

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