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Maryland Motor Vehicles Agency Wants To Know About Your Sleep Apnea "Man goes to the doctor for a sleep apnea diagnosis, a few months later he gets a letter from the state of Maryland about his sleep apnea -- and they won't tell him how they found out about it," writes Slashdot reader schwit1. NBC4 Washington reports: Dr.
Slashdot | 15 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Farming, Pharmaceutical and Health Pollution Fuelling Rise in Superbugs, UN Warns Pollution from livestock farming, pharmaceuticals and healthcare is threatening to destroy a key pillar of modern medicine, as spills of manure and other pollution into waterways are adding to the global rise of superbugs, the UN has warned. From a report
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Scientists Unexpectedly Discover Weird New Form of Ice During Experiment When shaken and chilled to minus 320 degrees Fahrenheit, ordinary frozen water "turns into something different," reports the New York Times, "a newly discovered form of ice made of a jumble of molecules with unique properties."The ice of our everyday live
Slashdot | Feb 5, 2023 4:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Blobs of Human Brain Planted In Rats Offer New Treatment Hope Blobs of human brain tissue have been transplanted into the brains of rats in work that could pave the way for new treatments for devastating brain injuries. The Guardian reports: The groundbreaking study showed that the "human brain organoids" -- sesame
Slashdot | Feb 4, 2023 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Australia To Allow Prescription of MDMA and Psilocybin For Medical Use An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: After decades of "demonization", psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA and psilocybin in Australia from July this year. The Therapeutic Goods Administration made the surprise announcement on Fr
Slashdot | Feb 4, 2023 03:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Vaccine Makers Kept $1.4 Billion in Prepayments for Canceled Covid Shots for the World's Poor As global demand for Covid-19 vaccines dries up, the program responsible for vaccinating the world's poor has been urgently negotiating to try to get out of its deals with pharmaceutical companies for shots it no longer needs. From a report: Drug companie
Slashdot | Feb 3, 2023 8:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Air Pollution Causes Chess Players To Make More Mistakes, Study Finds Chess experts make more mistakes when air pollution is high, a study has found. From a report: Experts used computer models to analyse the quality of games played and found that with a modest increase in fine particulate matter, the probability that chess
Slashdot | Feb 3, 2023 7:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Planting More Trees In Cities Could Cut Deaths From Summer Heat, Says Study Planting more trees could mean fewer people die from increasingly high summer temperatures in cities, a study suggests. The Guardian reports: Increasing the level of tree cover from the European average of 14.9% to 30% can lower the temperature in cities
Slashdot | Feb 3, 2023 08:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scientists Grew Mini Human Guts Inside Mice An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Your gut has an obvious job: It processes the food you eat. But it has another important function: It protects you from the bacteria, viruses, or allergens you ingest along with that food. "The largest part
Slashdot | Feb 3, 2023 04:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Less Clumpy' Universe May Suggest Existence of Mysterious Forces One of the most precise surveys of the structure of the universe has suggested it is "less clumpy" than expected, in findings that could indicate the existence of mysterious forces at work. From a report: The observations by the Dark Energy Survey and the
Slashdot | Feb 2, 2023 6:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend