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From Fire Break to Fire Hazard


The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly smoke, warns a McMaster researcher who documents the threat – and a possible...
24-Jun-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Life Preserver: Exercise May Be the Simple Solution for Rescuing Seniors’ Lost and Injured Muscle


Exercise may have some surprising benefits for seniors who experience rapid muscle loss and muscle injury and loss as they age. Researchers at McMaster University have found that physical activity can help retain, even repair and regenerate damaged...
20-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Consistent Links Between Capacity to Delay Gratification and ADHD, Obesity

Although the results of prior research appeared to be mixed, these new studies found a highly consistent reduction in capacity to delay gratification in relation to both clinical conditions.
14-Jun-2016 7:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Disturbing Number of Teens Show Evidence of Early Hearing Damage, Prompting a Warning From Tinnitus Researchers

New research into the ringing-ear condition known as tinnitus indicates an alarming level of early, permanent hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music, prompting a warning from a leading Canadian researcher in the field.
6-Jun-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fountain of Youth? Dietary Supplement May Prevent and Reverse Severe Damage to Aging Brain, Research Suggests


A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals—all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores—has shown remarkable anti-aging properties that can prevent and even reverse massive brain cell loss,...
2-Jun-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Measuring the Milky Way

It is a galactic challenge, to be sure, but Gwendolyn Eadie is getting closer to an accurate answer to a question that has defined her early career in astrophysics: what is the mass of the Milky Way?
31-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extreme Preemies Disadvantaged in Employment, Income, Self-Esteem, Marriage and More by Their 30s


Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies who survive are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem, marriage and more by the time they reach their 30s. A longitudinal study has followed the ELBW survivors born between 1977...
20-May-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Low Salt Diets Not Beneficial: Global Study Finds


A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption.
20-May-2016 6:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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