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The Insane Challenges of Fighting Alberta’s Inferno

Fort McMurray is a city in what firefighters call the Wildland Urban Interface, a crazy complex landscape for firefighters. The post The Insane Challenges of Fighting Alberta's Inferno appeared first on WIRED.

Extreme ICU: 5 percent of patients account for 33 percent of intensive care and need special focus

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Every hospital's intensive care unit has treated them -- the critically ill patients who spend weeks going from crisis to crisis, never quite getting better enough to get out of the ICU, but never quite dying. Now,...Show More Summary

Walking and cycling are good for health even in cities with higher levels of air pollution

The health benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a study led by researchers from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. Show More Summary

The NHS is far safer inside the European Union, argues public health expert

The NHS is far safer inside the European Union, argues a leading public health expert in The BMJ today. Professor Martin McKee at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine argues that the EU's international trade agreements now...Show More Summary

Heavy body shape across lifespan associated with highest mortality

People who are lean for life have the lowest mortality, while those with a heavy body shape from childhood up to middle age have the highest mortality, reveal findings of a large study published in The BMJ today. Obesity has become a public health crisis in most countries worldwide. Show More Summary

Recipients of 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize announced

The 2016 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes Ronald Drever, Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, and the entire Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) discovery team for the first observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein a century ago. read more

Elderly women more likely to be overprescribed prescription drugs: UBC study

Nearly one in three British Columbia women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a University of British Columbia study. One in four men of the same age received similar prescriptions. "The effect...Show More Summary

Crossref to accept preprints in change to long-standing policy

Crossref will enable registration for preprints by August 2016. Crossref's original registration policy prevented its members from registering content and assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to "duplicative works." The new policy...Show More Summary

Celebrating the Classic Circuits of Forrest M. Mims III

Well-known engineer, Star Simpson, honors the iconic Mims with a series of artfully-produced circuits. Read more on MAKE The post Celebrating the Classic Circuits of Forrest M. Mims III appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Woman Who Received a Face Transplant After Chimp Attack Is Back in Hospital

Doctors says Charla Nash's body may be rejecting the transplant after unusual patches appeared on her face

In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab

DALLAS, May 4, 2016 -- For the first time, guidelines have been developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for rehabilitation after a stroke. read more

In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab

New guidelines have been released on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal falls-prevention program to prevent accidents at home. Whenever possible, initial rehabilitation should take place in an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than a nursing home.

Ozanimod as effective in treating ulcerative colitis, study shows

Ozanimod, a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, researchers have demonstrated. Ulcerative colits is a debilitating autoimmune disease that causes chronic diarrhea.

'Kidney on a chip' could lead to safer drug dosing

Researchers have used a 'kidney on a chip' device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells. The new technique could lead to more precise dosing of drugs, including some potentially toxic medicines often delivered in intensive care units, they say.

New mobile phone app for grassroots mapping

Academics have created an app that could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map landscapes.

The contented shall inherit the Earth -- The glum? Not so much

ITHACA, N.Y. - The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Having a positive attitude could be evolutionarily advantageous, according to Cornell researchers who simulated generations of evolution in a computational model. read more

Ground-breaking images of nearby star give new insight into Sun's infancy

Pioneering new research that has provided close-up pictures of a nearby star has given a fascinating insight into how the Sun may have behaved billions of years ago. A team of international astronomers, including Professor Stefan Kraus...Show More Summary

JILA extends laser 'combing' method to identify large, complex molecules

BOULDER, Colo. - JILA physicists have extended the capability of their powerful laser "combing" technique to identify the structures of large, complex molecules of the sort found in explosives, pharmaceuticals, fuels and the gases around stars. read more

Study reveals safety and feasibility of robotically assisted PCI in complex cases

Orlando, Fla. - A first-of-its kind study using robotic technology to remotely control coronary guidewires and stents reported on the feasibility of performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on patients with complex coronary lesions. Similar clinical outcomes compared to the PCI procedure performed manually were reported. read more

The art -- and science -- behind treasured Japanese porcelain

Porcelain connoisseurs have prized the traditional Japanese-style ceramics called akae, typically known for Kakiemon-style ware, for centuries. Its paintings feature a vivid red color against a milky white background. Artisans have passed on their techniques to produce this type of porcelain for generations, but these methods are poorly documented. Show More Summary

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