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Former Bruins, Trojan lead All-Stars with Southern California ties

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Southern California is known as a hotbed of baseball talent at the prep and college levels, so it should come as no surprise that several players named to the MLB All-Star teams on Sunday and Monday have ties to the area.

Reassessing Smooth Muscle Cells in Atherosclerosis

3 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Over the last few years researchers have gathered data that suggests smooth muscle cells have a more important role in the later stages of atherosclerosis than previously suspected. This new result adds to the evidence: Until now, doctors...Show More Summary

Why I Won't Be Hugging Amma

In the interest of full disclosure, I need to set a few things straight before I get down to the nitty gritty of this post. I'm a hugger. Perhaps it's the Italian in me, but I love to give and...

Morning Roundup: July 7, 2015

4 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

New Hampshire bans synthetic drugs, Arizona shooter high on meth during shootings, and drunk man blows off head with fireworks.

The Best Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Things have been crazy, but I’ve been doing my best to stay on top of things.  Birthdays, holidays, gifts… I’ve been super behind on all of this.  I blame the fact that the website I used to use to remind me of birthdays and anniversaries...Show More Summary

What People Get Wrong About Bipolar Disorder

Think you know about bipolar disorder? We break down the most common misconceptions about the mental condition.

Obama’s Clemency Lottery

4 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Recent news suggests President Obama is making up for lost time in pardons for imprisoned nonviolent drug offenders. Is it too little too late? Seth Ferranti and Robert Rosso report.

Top 20 on the BMJ

With thanks to Bradley Flansbaum @BradleyFlansbau for pointing this out on Twitter, the BMJs voted top twenty papers for the last twenty years.Here is one of my favorites:Seeing what you want to see in randomised controlled trials: versions...Show More Summary

WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic

Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate funds for stronger health services, according to the "WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015". The report focuses on raising taxes on tobacco. Show More Summary

Statement on the 6th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The 6th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa took place by teleconference on Thursday,...Show More Summary

Ask Me: Where’s Best For Backpacking Photos, Glacier, Tetons, Rocky Mountain, or Cascades?

Michael, Thank you for all you do (gear reviews, trip posts, etc.) and for your outstanding blog! I’ve read almost all of your travel blogs but failed to find anything that speaks to the specific interests of photography, as the main … Continue reading ?

Medical News Today: Pregnant women with epilepsy 'at greater risk of death, delivery complications'

Pregnant women with epilepsy may be at 10 times greater risk of maternal death and adverse complications during delivery than those without the disorder, a new study finds.

No Shots No Religious School?

By Anne Dachel First of all, I've been increasingly disgusted over the last few days because every time I go online I see this ad for the pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine for adults. I can imagine that if pharma can eliminate...

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A beautiful example of confirmation bias in the New York Times.The conclusion about the countermeasure is perfect:When you seek to disprove your idea, you sometimes end up proving it — and other times you can save yourself from making a big mistake. Show More Summary

The Amazing Benefits of Water You Probably Didn’t Know

  Many people don’t realize the importance of drinking enough water each day. So here’s a good infographics from to help you understand it better. Water helps you build muscle in addition to sustaining you through your workout. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Many women - especially smokers - drink alcohol while pregnant

Smokers were the expectant mothers most likely to risk drinking alcohol during their pregnancy, in a large survey of women in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Medical News Today: Why are doctors so guilty of working while sick?

Although 95% of clinicians agree that working while sick puts patients at risk, 83.1% admit that they do so themselves. A new study investigates why.

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