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Hip Replacement, Hip Fractures, FALL, Elderly Patients, Joint Replacement, Surgery

Prognosis Split for Hip Fracture and Hip Replacement in the Elderly

Two studies look at possible outcomes for older hip patients.

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Florida State University, FSU, Jim Elsner, Global Warming, Hurricanes, Cyclones, Geography

Warmer Seas Linked to Strengthening Hurricanes: Study Fuels Global Warming Debate

The theory that global warming may be contributing to stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic over the past 30 years is bolstered by a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. The study will be published in the Sept. 4 edition of the journal Nature.

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Quercetin, flu, Physiology, J. Mark Davis, Exercise, Stress, American Physiological Society, U. South Carolina

Quercetin Fights Off Flu in Mouse Study

Mice given quercetin, a naturally occurring substance found in fruits and vegetables, were less likely to contract the flu, according to a new study. The study also found that stressful exercise increased the susceptibility of mice to the flu, but quercetin canceled out that negative effect.

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DCTA, Direct To Consumer Advertising, Pharmaceutical Marketing

Value of Direct-to-consumer Drug Advertising Oversold

In the first-ever controlled study measuring the effectiveness of pharmaceutical direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA), researchers found only a modest effect on drug sales. In some cases, DTCA had no effect at all.

Medicine

Preterm Birth, Magnesium Sulfate, Obstetrics, Cerebral Palsy, Childbirth, Unc Chapel Hill

Magnesium Sulfate Infusions Reduce Cerebral Palsy Risk in Preterm Births

Giving an infusion of magnesium sulfate just before delivery to pregnant women who were at high risk for preterm birth cut the rate of cerebral palsy in the children born by half, a new study found.

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COD, Baltic, Overfishing, Fishery, Neolithic, Evolution

Overfishing Pushes Baltic Cod to Brink of Economic Extinction

An ancient fishery collapses as human intervention pushes a valuable species to evolve into a smaller fish.

Life

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Election Issues, Campaign Finance, Election Law, Electoral College, Minor Parties, Public Policy, Political Reforms, Equal Time

Election Law Expert: Two Parties Drive Politics to the Center

"Minor political parties' inability to gain traction in the United States does not reflect natural facets of our national character," says Gregory P. Magarian, J.D., election law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, home of the 2008 vice presidential debate. "The legal entrenchment of the two major parties has solidified a centrist political order." Magarian is available to discuss general election law and electoral system issues.

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Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Impact Of Uninsured, Health Care Costs, Long Term Care, Baby Boomers, Aging Population, Campaign Issues

Expert: U.S. Health Care System Headed for Perfect Storm

"We are headed into a time when a confluence of changes are going to lead to a perfect storm, making us finally realize that our health care system needs a major overhaul," says Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D., leading health economist and professor of social work at Washington University in St. Louis. "As the elderly population doubles between now and about 2030, projections are that we will see at least a doubling of the costs of the federal and state health and retirement programs," he says. "That will likely be when the perfect storm hits."

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

FSU, Florida State University, Elwood Carlson, Carlson, Woody Carlson, Sociology, The Lucky Few, Generation, Population, Great Depression

The Lucky Few: Researcher Shines Light on Forgotten Generation

John McCain, Elvis Presley, Gloria Steinem and Martin Luther King Jr. took different paths in life, but they were all lucky.

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Biodiesel, Sustainability, State Fair, Butter Sculpture

Today: a Butter Sculpture; Tomorrow: Sustainable Fuel

The New York State Fair's tribute to dairy farmers will end up in the fuel tanks of a college vehicle fleet.







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