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Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Is Not Good for Mother or Baby

Researchers find that having sleep apnea while pregnant could make the baby prone to metabolic disease as an adult.

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Earthlike 'Star Wars' Tatooines May Be Common

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Luke Skywalker’s home in “Star Wars” is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling such binary stars, and many researchers believe rocky planets cannot form there. Now, mathematical simulations show that Earthlike, solid planets such as Tatooine likely exist and may be widespread.

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Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning

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A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers has revealed that the thickness of Antarctica’s floating ice shelves has recently decreased by as much as 18 percent in certain areas over nearly two decades, providing new insights on how the Antarctic ice sheet is responding to climate change.

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Common Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

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Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Scientists Coax Stem Cells to Form 3D Mini Lungs

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Scientists at the University of Michigan Health System have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. The 3D structures mimic the complexity of human lungs and may serve as a discovery tool for lung diseases or new therapies.

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Exercise Linked to Improved Erectile and Sexual Function in Men

Men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function, regardless of race, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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Scientists Confirm Institute of Medicine Recommendation for Vitamin D Intake Was Miscalculated and Is Far Too Low

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Researchers are challenging the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine saying their Recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamin D underestimates the need by a factor of ten.

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Food TV Could Be Harmful to Your Health

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Women who watched food television and cooked frequently from scratch had a higher body-mass-index, or BMI – weighing on average 10 more pounds – than those who obtained information from sources like family and friends, magazines and newspapers, or cooking classes. Women who watched food television but didn’t cook from scratch failed to see their viewing habits translate to a higher BMI.

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Rock and Scroll: York Lecturer’s Punk Rock Band Informs Teaching

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Rock and scroll: York lecturer’s punk rock band informs teaching.

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'Chaotic Earths': Some Habitable Exoplanets Could Experience Wildly Unpredictable Climates

New research by University of Washington astronomer Rory Barnes and co-authors describes possible planetary systems where a gravitational nudge from one planet with just the right orbital configuration and tilt could have a mild to devastating effect on the orbit and climate of another, possibly habitable world.