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Medical News Today: Exercise does not reduce multiple sclerosis risk

9 minutes agoHealth : Medical News Today

The full range of risk factors for MS are not yet known. Breaking research shows that one contender - level of physical exercise - seems unlikely.

Brandis swings his golden hammer, misses mark

Criminalising the re-identification of de-identified government data will hinder legitimate researchers and do nothing to improve citizens' privacy.

The urge to upgrade

In order to properly decide if an upgrade is worth the cost, consumers should compare the new product with what they already own. But new research shows there‘s a wide gap between what buyers should do and what actually happens when it comes to the most cutting-edge gadgets, products and services.

Early onset menopausal symptoms could predict heart disease

Women who experience hot flashes and night sweats earlier in life are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to women with later onset menopausal symptoms, according to research. Up to 80 percent of women experience menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flashes and night sweats, at some point during the menopause transition.

Moderate alcohol use linked to heart chamber damage, atrial fibrillation in new study

Researchers have found that even moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the heart in ways that increase the risk of atrial fibrillation.

No plans to change US nuke strike rules: Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday the Pentagon has no plans to pursue a “no-first-use” nuclear weapons policy. His remarks at a nuclear research facility in New Mexico follow media reports saying President Barack Obama was weighing an overhaul of longstanding US nuclear policy, including by pledging to never conduct the first strike in

Managing Editor (Part-Time, Work Remotely)

2 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Createquity, think tank and online publication seeking to make the world a better place through collecting and synthesizing research around the arts, seeks Managing Editor to join leadership team.

PX4-based "aggressive quadcopter" navigates gaps with pure autonomy

3 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

From IEEE Spectrum: Just a few weeks ago, we posted about some incredible research from Vijay Kumar’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania …

Google, Facebook and Microsoft team up to clear the air about AI

In 2014, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk said in an interview that he believed that AI posed the biggest threat to human existence. That didn’t stop him from co-chairing a billion-dollar AI research nonprofit, but it did make people think about whether artificial intelligence could get out of hand. Show More Summary

Childhood Hypertension Associated with Cognitive Issues

Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic. Although we know that adult hypertension can affect the brain, little research has been done on the cognitive effects of childhood hypertension. Show More Summary

Scientists Reveal How Signals From Pathogenic Bacteria Reach Danger Sensors of Cells

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists show that IRGB10, an essential protein induced by the signaling protein interferon, is needed to activate danger-sensing proteins in the cytoplasm of cells.

High Blood Pressure May Limit Children’s Cognitive Skills, Study Suggests

3 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

While not conclusive, the research added to a growing body of evidence indicating that hypertension may reduce children’s ability to remember, pay attention and organize facts.

Birds Are Giving Researchers A Crash Course In Flight Safety

Research at The University of Queensland has revealed the stunningly simple reason why birds never crash mid-flight: they always veer right. The findings from Professor Mandyam Srinivasan’s laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute have enormous potential for automated anti-crash systems on aircraft. More »      

When the Cost of a College Degree Means a Lifetime of Debt

'Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable, talks about her book Playing the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. Show More Summary

Inside 'You're the Worst's' Timely PTSD Episode

The actor talks with THR about his research for the role, which included an amazing encounter with a veteran who opened up about his own struggle. read more

Fitmodo: Five Steps To Get Fit For Tough Mudder

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research. This week: More »      

Having a happy spouse is good for your health

Having a happy spouse may be good for your overall health, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. They're more fit, feel better and are less physically impaired than those married to a downer.Show More Summary

NASA to help China improve air traffic management

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - NASA has signed an agreement with the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE) to cooperate on research that will help China's airports improve their management of air traffic, the U.S. space agency said late on Wednesday.

This Quick Quiz will Help You Narrow Down Your Baby Monitor Search

5 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

If you are building out your nursery and searching for a baby monitor, you may be researching which one to get that is best for your home, nursery side, and personal situation. With all on your plate as you await the birth of your new baby or are shopping for a family or friend who... Read More »

Aussie Medicare Data Taken Offline After Potential Breach Noticed

In August this year a dataset containing 30 years worth of Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme information was made available to researchers via The Department of Health’s open data portal. Yesterday the data was removed by the department, following a tip-off from a Melbourne researcher that practitioner details in the data could be decrypted. More »      

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