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Is There a Link Between Progressivism and Depression?

What is going on in American society and why is there an epidemic of depression and anxiety?

What influences older adults' preferences for care?

(American Geriatrics Society) Until now, we haven't had a good understanding of how older adults form care preferences. To learn more about care preferences and how they might be influenced for older adults with advanced illnesses, a...Show More Summary

Feeling anxious? Blame the size of your waistline!

(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, and it's more likely to affect women, especially middle-aged women. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors, a new study suggests that the amount of abdominal fat a woman has could increase her chances of developing anxiety. Show More Summary

More realistic and accurate organs-on-chips

(American Chemical Society) In a step toward better diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, scientists report in ACS Biomaterials & Engineering that they have developed a first-of-its-kind collagen-based membrane for use in microchips. Show More Summary

Taming biofuel-loving microbes

(American Chemical Society) Most people are cautious around gasoline and diesel for good reason, but some microbes love the stuff -- especially biofuels that contain fatty acid derivatives. So, as the world tries to go 'green,' it also has to consider the slime that such microbes leave behind, clogging up equipment and killing engines. Show More Summary

With a TENG, solar cells could work come rain or shine

(American Chemical Society) Despite the numerous advances in solar cells, one thing remains constant: cloudy, rainy conditions put a damper on the amount of electricity created. Now researchers reporting in the journal ACS Nano have developed hybrid solar cells that can generate power from raindrops.

Medical Subspecialty Societies Rush to Bail Out ABIM

2 weeks agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) are negotiating with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) on how best to preserve the MaintenanceShow More Summary

New statistics reveal the shape of plastic surgery

(MediaSource) The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released new data which shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year.

Do racial and gender disparities exist in newer glaucoma treatments?

(American Academy of Ophthalmology) The American Glaucoma Society today announced that it has awarded a grant to Mildred MG Olivier, MD, to study how often minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices and procedures are used in...Show More Summary

Researchers find transferable antibiotic resistance gene in pathogen of developing nations

(American Society for Microbiology) A team of investigators has found that the mcr-1 drug resistance gene, which encodes resistance to a drug that is used as a last resort, has been found for the first time in Shigella flexneri. Shigella are one of the leading causes of diarrhea worldwide. Show More Summary

John Deere Receives JB Davidson Award at #Classic18

John Deere’s Matt Badding was on stage at the Commodity Classic to receive a special inaugural award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The John Deere S700 Series Combine was recognized by the American Society of Agricultural...Show More Summary

Sedative May Prevent Delirium in the ICU

A low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically ill patients, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

This Government Report Showed How Racism Was Dividing America 50 Years Ago. Its Prediction Is Haunting

The Kerner Report, released on Feb. 29, 1968, used stark language to conclude that white society had denied opportunity to African Americans

Gun-owner Chipper Jones against civilians having assault weapons

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Gun-loving outdoorsman and Hall of Fame Mets tormentor Chipper Jones believes assault weapons have no place in American society.

Puffy, the Hypnotist Cat

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

In 1945, the American Feline Society bestowed the title of "King of All Cats" to a Persian cat belonging to Arthur Newman. Puffy had a peculiar talent for hypnotizing people, always for benign purposes, after which they felt relaxed and even relieved of headaches. Show More Summary

'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits dog meat farm, adopts puppy

The Associated Press joins American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International        

Emergency CT for head trauma may be overused, study shows

(American Roentgen Ray Society) Emergency patients are too often given head CT to check for skull fractures and brain hemorrhage, leading to unnecessary heath care costs and patient exposure to radiation, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC.

American Society of Anesthesiologists and Premier Inc. Launch Next Generation of Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading health care improvement company, are accepting applications for the next phase of the jointly-led national Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Learning Collaborative.

Dementia increases the risk of 30-day readmission to the hospital after discharge

(American Geriatrics Society) Until now, little was known about the effects of dementia on early hospital readmission. Researchers in Japan recently published the results of a study to learn more about the effects of dementia and being...Show More Summary

Looking for an off switch for celiac disease

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) New research published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.

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