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Tracking Hazardous Chemicals from Fast-Food Wrappers in the Body

Mar. 29, 2017 — Just one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, researchers have created a new technique to track PFASs in the ... read more

Manufacturing, Global Trade Impair Health of People With No Stake in Either

Mar. 29, 2017 — The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by people in regions far downwind of the ... read more

11 Percent of Disappearing Groundwater Used to Grow Internationally Traded Food

Mar. 29, 2017 — Eleven percent of the global non-renewable groundwater drawn up for irrigation goes to produce crops that are then traded on the international market, new research ... read more

Adults With Migraines Have Triple the Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Mar. 29, 2017 — Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among adults who have migraines than those without migraine, according to a new study. Many people with migraines have pain that prevent some daily ... read more

Giving Brown Fat a Green Light

Mar. 29, 2017 — Since the discovery in 2009 that brown fat can be active in adult humans, researchers around the world have worked to unveil ways to switch on this fat. Scientists have now identified a new route to ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — An important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock has been released by scientists. They report that plants growing in warmer conditions are tougher and have lower nutritional value to ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Stashed away and long-forgotten, a trio of century-old bottled beers recently discovered in the Czech Republic could help scientists better understand early 20th-century brewing practices, as well as ... read more

Products Can Be Pals When You're Lonely, but It May Cost You, Study Finds

Mar. 29, 2017 — According to a new study, it appears humanlike products do keep people from seeking out normal human interaction, which is typically how people try to recover from loneliness. However, there are ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Researchers have described, for the first time, the ordered arrangement of myosin-II filaments in actin cables of non-muscle ... read more

Inflammation Awakens Sleepers

Mar. 29, 2017 — The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. This is because special viruses integrate their genome into Salmonella, which ... read more

Teacher Encouragement Has Greatest Influence on Less Advantaged Children

Mar. 29, 2017 — 'Big data' study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more likely to progress to university as a ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacteria's metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other organisms, to form a more ... read more

Elevating Women's Status Lowers Dependence on Solid Fuels

Mar. 28, 2017 — A new research paper finds that in countries where gender inequalities are most pronounced, women are much more likely to be exposed to solid fuel -- including burning from wood, crop wastes, ... read more

Elevated Blood Pressure Not a High Mortality Risk for Elderly With Weak Grip

Mar. 28, 2017 — A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — New insights have been gained into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Recent images have revealed the emergence of small-scale magnetic fields in the lower reaches of the corona researchers say may be linked to the onset of a main ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A young-looking volcanic caldera on the Moon has been interpreted by some as evidence of relatively recent lunar volcanic activity, but new research suggests it's not so young after ... read more

Alcohol Use in Veterans With Schizophrenia Less Common Than Thought; No Level Safe

Mar. 28, 2017 — US veterans who are being treated for schizophrenia are much less likely to drink any alcohol than the general population. But when they do misuse alcohol, it leads to worsening of their ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A method to analyze the glycan shield on HIV's protective outer glycoprotein has been developed as a potential HIV vaccine candidate, report ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. In March 2014, the National Science Foundation ... read more

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