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Hot Flashes Linked to Increased Risk of Hip Fracture

Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Urban Stressors May Contribute to Rising Rate of Diabetes in Developing Nations

As people in developing nations relocate from rural areas to cities, the increased stress is affecting their hormone levels and making them more susceptible to diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States

23andMe announces the first large-scale nationwide study pinpointing differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from across the United States.

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Crows Are Smarter Than You Think

A newly published study involving the University of Iowa finds crows have the brain power to solve higher‐order, relational‐matching tasks, and they can do so spontaneously. That means crows join humans, apes and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking, according to the research.

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Stunning Zinc Fireworks When Egg Meets Sperm

First images of molecular fireworks that pinpoint the origin of the zinc sparks. Zinc flux plays a central role in regulating the biochemical processes that ensure a healthy egg-to-embryo transition, and this new unprecedented quantitative information should be useful in improving in vitro fertilization methods.

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Autism and Intellectual Disability Studied in Quest for New Treatment Approaches

NIH-funded collaboration on treatments of rare genetic syndromes that could reveal a shared biology of autism spectrum disorders

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When Planning to Eat Right This New Year, Get Your Advice from Educated and Trained Experts - Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

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For many people, the New Year is an opportunity for a fresh look at life – a time to resolve to return to or even begin a healthy lifestyle. But with an internet full of misinformation and some “professionals” with little, if any, formal education in nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to seek their healthy eating information from educated, trained and qualified nutrition experts – registered dietitian nutritionists.

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NYS Ban on Fracking: Ripple Effect Expected Says NYIT Expert

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How the Physics of Champagne and Soda Bubbles May Help Address the World's Future Energy Needs

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Most power stations rely on boilers to convert water into steam, but the phase transition involved is highly complex. During the phase transition, no one is exactly sure what's occurring inside the boiler -- especially how bubbles form. So a team of researchers in Japan set out to find an answer and in the Journal of Chemical Physics, they describe how they were able to simulate bubble nucleation from the molecular level.

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Ultrafast Imaging of Complex Systems in 3-D at Near Atomic Resolution Becoming Increasingly Possible

It is becoming possible to image complex systems in 3-D with near-atomic resolution on ultrafast timescales using extremely intense X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses. One important step toward ultrafast imaging of samples with a single X-ray shot is understanding the interaction of extremely brilliant and intense X-ray pulses with the sample, including ionization rates.

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