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Study provides voice for evacuation needs of mobility impaired

A new study details the challenges faced by people with mobility impairments during emergency evacuation from multistory buildings. The findings are especially relevant because they are based upon concerns, insights and opinions provided...Show More Summary

Bacteria in smokeless tobacco products may be a health concern

Several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic infections, according to a new paper. An estimated 8 million people use smokeless tobacco products in the US. But there has been little data on the microbial populations that exist within these products.

Europe at Midnight: SF, with a very British take

SF blogger Paul McAuley on his favourite Arthur C. Clarke award hopeful

The 'East Bay Walls' Continue to Confound

Hikers in San Francisco know them well: miles of stacked stones spanning portions of the rugged hills overlooking the East Bay. The crude walls have been compared to Easter Island and Stonehenge because like those two ancient sites, their origins are shrouded in mystery. No historical documents exist to shed...

Hello, Out There: 5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

A strange diagnosis and an intriguing discovery in deep space make the list: Scientists Find Earth-like Planet Close By : After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. A rocky planet only slightly bigger than our own...

Baby simulator program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant

A teenage pregnancy prevention program involving a baby simulator does not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy, according to the first randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of this intervention. Show More Summary

The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows

Despite already low costs, the installed price of solar fell by 5 to 12 percent in 2015 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Coal Use Declined in Almost Every State from 2007 to 2015

Coal may still represent 33% of electricity generation in the US - but its use is on the decline. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Milky Way's 'Lurking, Dormant Monster' --"Our Central Black Hole Currently Fails to Outshine a Single Star"

Like a massive, dormant volcano, the Milky Way's central black hole appears to be a sleeping monster. Black holes are regions of spacetime where gravity is so strong that “what goes into them does not come out,” says Avery Broderick...

Activity tracker uses heart rate to personalize amount of exercise needed to prevent death

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: A novel activity tracker has been developed that uses heart rate data to personalise the amount of exercise needed to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The science behind the tracker is presented for the first time today at ESC Congress 2016.1 read more

Moderate physical activity linked with 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50% reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.1 The 12 year study in nearly 2500Show More Summary

20 cent school intervention stops unhealthy weight gain in children

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: A school intervention costing less than 20 cents per child has stopped unhealthy weight gain. The randomised study is presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Ms Daniela Schneid Schuh, a nutritionist at theShow More Summary

Low socioeconomic status associated with higher risk of second heart attack or stroke

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: Low socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stroke, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.1 The study in nearly 30 000 patients with a prior heart...Show More Summary

Smartphone detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: Smartphones can be used to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.1 A low-cost application (app) has been developed that uses the phone's own accelerometer and gyroscope to check for atrial fibrillation. read more

Alcohol-related hospitalization associated with doubled stroke risk in atrial fibrillation

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: Alcohol related hospitalisation is associated with a doubled risk of ischaemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by DrShow More Summary

Direct catheter-based thrombectomy equal to bridging thrombolysis in ischemic stroke

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke, according to results from the observational PRAGUE-16 registry study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.1 read more

ESC and EACTS launch first collaborative atrial fibrillation guidelines

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) are published online today in European Heart Journal1 and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and on the ESC Website.2 read more

ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias launched today

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias are published online today in European Heart Journal1 and on the ESC Website.2 Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills over four million people in Europe each year. Show More Summary

ESC launches novel paper on tackling cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies

Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016: The European Society of Cardiology has launched a novel position paper, under the auspices of its Committee for Practice Guidelines, on tackling the cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies. The cardio-oncology paper is published online today in European Heart Journal1 and on the ESC Website.2 read more

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