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Hispanics' Health in the United States: Report

May 5, 2015 — The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that similar to non-Hispanic whites ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production of ... read more

Ethanol Refining May Release More of Some Pollutants Than Previously Thought

May 5, 2015 — Ethanol fuel refineries could be releasing much larger amounts of some ozone-forming compounds into the atmosphere than current assessments suggest, a new study finds. Airborne measurements downwind ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A compound and an enzyme that occur naturally in cruciferous vegetables--cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts--may help prevent recurrence and spread of some cancers, according to ... read more

'Herd Immunity' Threatened in Measles Outbreak, Pathologist Says

May 5, 2015 — Spending time with other people is a cure for loneliness. But being a member of a vaccinated community has an important added benefit: preventing the spread of vaccine-preventable infectious ... read more

Thoughts Drive Dieting Plans but Feelings Drive Dieting Behavior, Study Finds

May 5, 2015 — Dieting is a process that involves a plan to change eating behavior and behaving according to that plan. But the factors that guide diet planning differ from those that guide actual diet behavior, ... read more

May 5, 2015 — NASA has beefed up a process of traffic monitoring, communication and maneuver planning to ensure that Mars orbiters do not approach each other too closely. Last year's addition of two new ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in reconstructing the neuronal networks that interconnect the elementary units of sensory cortex -- cortical columns. The scientists say that this study marks a major step ... read more

Who Benefits from a Catheter -- And Who Doesn't? New Guide Aims to Protect Patients

May 5, 2015 — What's the only thing worse than having a urinary catheter when you're in the hospital? Having one and getting a urinary tract infection -- or worse -- as a result. Now, a new detailed ... read more

Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Sleep Problems Among Adults

May 5, 2015 — Adults who experienced multiple incidents of childhood maltreatment were more than two times as likely to have trouble sleeping than their counterparts who were not maltreated during childhood, ... read more

May 5, 2015 — The recently developed Compact Light Source (CLS) -- a commercial X-ray source -- enables computer tomography scans that reveal more detail than routine scans performed at hospitals today. The new ... read more

Molecular Link Between High Glucose, Metabolic Disease May Offer New Strategies to Control Diabetes

May 5, 2015 — Scientists say they've discovered a cause-and-effect link between chronic high blood sugar and disruption of mitochondria, the powerhouses that create the metabolic energy that runs living ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors replace expensive, rigid, silicone-based semiconductors, but not enough is known about how ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Obesity is a serious health problem affecting approximately one-third of the adult population in the United States. Obese individuals have an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, ... read more

Nail Biters, Beware: Teeth Grinding Is Next

May 5, 2015 — Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Road Rage

May 5, 2015 — Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Conventional semiconductor detectors made from germanium and silicon are standard equipment in nuclear physics, but are less useful in many emerging applications because they require low temperatures ... read more

Studies Show Effectiveness of Combo Treatment for HCV Patients With, Without Cirrhosis

May 5, 2015 — Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection and with or without cirrhosis achieved high rates of sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of treatment with a combination of the ... read more

Interferon-Free Therapy Clears Hepatitis C in 93 Percent of Patients in Trial

May 5, 2015 — A 12-week dose of an investigational three-drug hepatitis C combination cured the virus in 93 percent of patients with liver cirrhosis who hadn't previously been treated, according to a study. ... read more

Model Approach for Sustainable Phosphorus Recovery from Wastewater

May 5, 2015 — A new study has examined methods for recovering phosphorus from wastewater using mathematical modeling. The study showed that a typical wastewater treatment plant could reclaim approximately 490 tons ... read more

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