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Drinking Too Much Water Can be Fatal to Athletes

The recent deaths of two high school football players illustrate the dangers of drinking too much water. Exercise-associated hyponatremia can cause muscle cramps, vomiting, seizures and unconsciousness.

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UNH Ocean Mappers Discover Seamount in Pacific Ocean

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Scientists on a seafloor mapping mission have discovered a new seamount near the Johnson Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The summit of the seamount rises 1,100 meters from the 5,100-meter-deep ocean floor.

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Watch the News, Lose Some Weight

Can watching dramatic television make you fat? Yes, according to a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine. The study finds that fast-paced television programs might lead people to eat twice as much food.

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Study Confirms CT Lung Cancer Screening is Cost Effective: Full Medicare Coverage Should Follow

Questions regarding effectiveness, infrastructure and cost effectiveness of low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening of those at high risk for lung cancer have now been answered. Medicare should rapidly provide full national coverage for these exams.

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In Pro Baseball Pitchers, Weak Core Linked to More Missed Days

New research suggests that professional baseball pitchers with poor core stability are more likely to miss 30 or more days in a single season because of injury than are pitchers who have good control of muscles in their lower back and pelvis.

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Hidden Effect of Ebola, Malnutrition and Food Insecurity

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Research in Rodents Suggests Potential for “in Body” Muscle Regeneration

What if repairing large segments of damaged muscle tissue was as simple as mobilizing the body’s stem cells to the site of the injury? New research in mice and rats, conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, suggests that “in body” regeneration of muscle tissue might be possible by harnessing the body’s natural healing powers.

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New Method for Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening

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A team of researchers led by Shaoxin Li at Guangdong Medical College in China has demonstrated the potential of a new, non-invasive method to screen for prostate cancer, a common type of cancer in men worldwide. They describe their laboratory success testing an existing spectroscopy technique called surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a new, sophisticated analysis technique called support vector machine (SVM).

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