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Study finds high blood pressure onset in late life may protect against dementia New study results published online today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association suggest that onset of high blood pressure later in life is associated with lower dementia risk after age 90, especially if hypertension is devel
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Candidates for bionic hand reconstruction Researchers offer a treatment algorithm, or protocol, for identifying patients with global (flail arm) brachial plexus injuries who are likely to benefit from trading in their insensate and nonfunctional hand for a myoelectric prosthetic device.
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Better diagnosis of fungal infections key to reducing antibiotic resistance Poor diagnosis worldwide of fungal disease causes doctors to overprescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, according to a paper published today in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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Discovery adds rock collecting to Neanderthal's repertoire An international group that includes a University of Kansas researcher has discovered a brownish piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests Neanderthals 130,000 years ago collected the rock that stands out among all other items in the cav
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Tigers could roam again in Central Asia, scientists say Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived -- up to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds -- roamed through much of Central Asia before they were designated as extinct in the middle of the 20th century. But there is a chance that a
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Australia should invest in coal power to reduce emissions, minister says Economists and energy analysts question environmental and economic case for Matt Canavans coal push Research touted by the resources minister that reportedly suggests Australia can rely on coal to meet emissions reduction has been attacked by experts and
The Guardian | 2 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Trump warming to reality of climate change, says senior Chinese official Beijings chief climate negotiator, Xie Zhenhua, talks down fears that joint leadership shown by China and the US will be reversed under new presidentChinas chief climate negotiator has attempted to calm fears that Donald Trumps arrival in the White House
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Leopard shark makes world-first switch from sexual to asexual reproduction Leonie the shark astounds researchers by producing live hatchlings after being separated from her mate in 2012A leopard shark in an Australian aquarium has reproduced asexually after being separated from her mate.It is the first reported case of a shark s
The Guardian | 4 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Kangaroo attacks Melbourne jogger 'like a damn truck' Personal trainer Debbie Urquhart says she was running on a bush track when a two-metre-tall big boy came out of nowhereA towering male kangaroo hit a Melbourne jogger like a damn truck in an attack that left her scratched, bleeding and needing emergency s
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What US insurance companies want to know about you Insurers are increasingly turning to technology for more real-time information on their customers that they say lets them assess risk more accurately and set rates accordingly.
Mail Online | 5 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend