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Monday, June 14, 2010

Increased Solar Flare Activity May Disrupt Satellite, GPS

Most popular Science Story of the week:  An upcoming period of increased solar flare activity on satellite communications, cell phones and global positioning systems.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/14 at 07:38 AM
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Pecans Provide Neurological Protection

Most popular Med Story of the week:  Eating about a handful of pecans each day may play a role in protecting the nervous system.  Adding pecans to your diet may delay the progression of age-related motor neuron degeneration.  This may include diseases like amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/14 at 07:35 AM
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hands-On Dads: Today’s Fathers Are More Engaged

There are more reasons than ever to be thankful for dad this Father’s Day. A Saint Louis University pediatrician offers today’s active dads advice to stay involved in their children’s lives at every stage.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/10 at 03:32 PM
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Driving While Distracted Is A Primary Care Issue

Talking or texting behind the wheel is roughly equivalent to driving drunk.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/10 at 03:30 PM
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Driving While Distracted Is A Primary Care Issue

Talking or texting behind the wheel is roughly equivalent to driving drunk.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/10 at 03:30 PM
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Super-Flexibility: A Leader’s Toolkit in Dynamic Environments

Newswise — How can managers and executives in knowledge-based industries maximize their effectiveness in a dynamic world? What are the tools they need when they operate in turbulent ecosystems with rapid innovation cycles?

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 06/10 at 09:59 AM
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Selenium Shows No Benefit in Prevention of Lung Cancer

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Selenium, a supplement taken daily by millions in hopes of protection against cancer and a host of other diseases, has proven to be of no benefit in reducing a patient’s risk of developing lung cancer.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/09 at 02:06 PM
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Guys More Broken Up Over Break-Ups

Contrary to popular belief, the ups and downs of romantic relationships have a greater effect on the mental health of young men than women.  “Surprisingly, we found young men are more reactive to the quality of ongoing relationships,” say the researchers.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/09 at 02:04 PM
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Brand Preference May be in the Drink, Not in the Head

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Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people’s preference for certain brands of vodka, which outsells rum, gin, whiskey, and tequila. They found that vodka differs from simple water-ethanol solutions in ways that could alter vodka’s perceived taste.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/09 at 02:01 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Violence Against Mothers Linked to Child Obesity

Children whose mothers report being abused by their partners appear more likely to be obese at age 5, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:16 PM
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