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Researchers offer new and novel paradigm for advancing research on beneficial microbes

(American Phytopathological Society) While beneficial microbes are increasingly used in agriculture, environmental stressors such as heat can quickly kill or render them useless in the field; and discovering new and better treatments is slow due to the large microbial diversity in soils. Show More Summary

Help raise funds for cancer research through Relay for Life Lake Forest

The American Cancer Society will host its annual Relay for Life in Lake Forest from 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29 to 10 a.m. Sunday, July 30 with a goal of raising $42,500 for cancer research. Residents in Lake Forest can volunteer to walk laps or donate to the cause by visiting RelayForLife.org/LakeForestCA. The event takes […]

AGS encourages bipartisan collaboration on health reform proposals

(American Geriatrics Society) With the US Senate continuing to move forward with plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the American Geriatrics Society calls on Congressional leaders to work across the aisle and with stakeholders to develop policy proposals that will support the health and well-being of all Americans.

Overcoming the Obstacles of a Criminal Record

They say crime doesn’t pay, and they’re right. Crime doesn’t pay, it costs. Crime costs the victims, it costs society, and it costs the perpetrator once they are caught, tried, and convicted. Nearly 70 million Americans currently live with a criminal record, most of whom are convicted of nonviolent offenses involving drugs and firearms possession.... Show More Summary

Sports Specialization May Lead to More Lower Extremity Injuries

Better education to coaches and parents about the effects of single sport specialization is critical, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Success at the High School, Collegiate and Professional Levels Not Necessarily Related to Early Sports Specialization, Say Researchers

Specializing in one sport early in a child's athletic career is often touted as a way to gain that elusive college scholarship or even go on to the pros. However, researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada today say "not so fast."

Patients taking opioids prior to ACL surgery more likely to be on pain medications longer

(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. However,...Show More Summary

A Very American Thing

A declared war on our minds and bodies. A society struggling to come to grips with. In our face, eyes shut, we can own this. Morbid Obesity is a very American thing. Rest of the West and this World just ain’t this big. The post A Very American Thing appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Different Surgical Approaches Offer Patients Improved Quality of Life after ACL Reconstruction

The most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The study followed patients for five years following surgery.

Assessing Concussion Symptom Presentation May Provide Insight into Rise in Rates

How physicians and athletic trainers assess symptoms may give insight into why concussion rates are on the rise, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting today in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer's

(American Thoracic Society) People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

On National Monuments: Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society Address Neglect of Wildlife Habitat

Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS/AWS) recently provided public comment urging the Secretary of the Interior to commit to providing young forest habitat when setting expectations for national monument management. Show More Summary

No Country For Ye Olde Men

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies, where they paid their debt to society through hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and made multiple attempts to escape. Show More Summary

Surgery is a low risk treatment option for patients with pectoralis major tendon ruptures

(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Surgery is an effective and safe option to treat patients with pectoralis major tendon (PMT) ruptures, generally demonstrating a low risk of re-rupture and complications, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Youth patellar dislocations may pose risk for future injuries later in life

(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Young patients who suffer patellar dislocations are at a higher risk of recurring dislocations, especially long-term after their initial injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Show More Summary

Risk factors identified for elbow and shoulder injuries in professional baseball pitchers

(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Increasing numbers of elbow-related injuries in professional baseball pitchers has led to research studying risk factors, especially those that can be modified and adjusted to help prevent lost playing time. Show More Summary

San Clemente news briefs: Relay for Life, Jazz at the Casa, pet of the week, more

New location for Relay for Life San Clemente’s annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life, traditionally held at San Clemente High School, has a new site this year – Jim Johnson Memorial Sports Park. During the event, set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, teams will take turns walking around a course […]

Memory foam advances give firm support to growing mattress industry

(American Chemical Society) The way we sleep started to change in 1992 with the commercial release of memory foam -- a product originally developed at NASA. A decade later, the product became more accessible when the first compressed mattress sold in a box debuted. Show More Summary

Smart toys without the batteries

(American Chemical Society) The greatest challenge in entertaining young children is keeping their toys powered up. Now, one group reports in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they are one step closer to battery-free interactive games.

Personalized 'earable' sensor monitors body temperature in real time

(American Chemical Society) Wireless, wearable sensors are all the rage with millions of people now sporting fitness trackers on their wrists. These devices can count footsteps, monitor heart rate and other vital signs. Now researchers...Show More Summary

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