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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

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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

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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

Colours of Autism Spectrum Described by CanChild Researchers

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Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills. Now researchers at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University...
18-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Speed Trap: Pitchers Risk Greater Injury if MLB Cuts Time Between Pitches, Researchers Warn

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Proposed rule changes by Major League Baseball, designed to speed up the game by reducing time between pitches, could lead to a spike in arm injuries as players have less time to recover between throws, say researchers who have analyzed the impact...
16-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Videogame Addiction Leads to Sleep Loss, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk in Some Gamers

The team studied a group of children and teens ages 10 to 17 who were in lifestyle management programs – either for weight management or lipid disorders. The study looked at whether the videogame habits of the group had an impact on sleep habits,...
9-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Female Sex Hormone May Protect Against STIs: Study

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A team of researchers led by McMaster University’s Charu Kaushic has revealed for the first time how estradiol, a female sex hormone present during the menstrual cycle and found in oral contraceptives, may work to protect women against sexually...
5-May-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Does the Environment Affect Obesity? McMaster Team Awarded Federal Grant to Get the Answer

Obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type-2 diabetes have become much more prevalent in the last decade and reduce quality of life and life expectancy. The team will be examining how agricultural and food processing practices may...
2-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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