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Newswise: 'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions

'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions

Indiana University

Advances in technology have allowed us to interact with others across the globe, and a new study of adults who engage with "sex tech"—innovative technologies used to enhance sexuality—announced by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University reveals that technology increasingly connects people at their most intimate moments.

Channels: Apps, Internet Trends, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sex and Relationships, Technology, Staff Picks,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past
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    22-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST

First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past

Harvard Medical School

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Nature (journal), African News, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Johns Hopkins Researchers: Climate Change Threatens to Unlock New Microbes and Increase Heat-Related Illness and Death

Johns Hopkins Researchers: Climate Change Threatens to Unlock New Microbes and Increase Heat-Related Illness and Death

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) recently published “Viewpoint” articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans’ ability to regulate body temperature.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Staff Picks,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST
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    22-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

Blood Tests Can Predict Timing of Final Menstrual Period

Endocrine Society

Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Channels: Blood, OBGYN, Women's Health, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Mapping the Path of Climate Change

Mapping the Path of Climate Change

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Predicting a major transition, such as climate change, is extremely difficult, but the probabilistic framework developed by the authors is the first step in identifying the path between a shift in two environmental states.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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    22-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST

Urine Reuse as Fertilizer Is Not Likely to Transfer Antibiotic Resistance

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Going “green” with urine carries some potential risks. Now, research published in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) shows this risk is likely to be minimal.

Channels: Chemistry, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Environmental Health, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020

Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020

Patients Beyond Borders

Relentlessly rising consumer medical expenses have contributed to millions of US patients seeking affordable treatment abroad. Patients Beyond Borders has researched the most-traveled metropolitan areas for the international healthcare consumer, at savings of 40-85%

Channels: Business Ethics, Healthcare, Surgery, India News, Mexico News, Southeast Asia News, Medical Tourism, Travel and Transportation, Staff Picks,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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An Estimated 2 Million People With Heart Disease Have Used Marijuana, Finds Study

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A new study estimates that more than 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, but the cardiovascular effects of the drug are not fully understood.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Marijuana, Smoking, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Native Americans Did Not Make Large-Scale Changes to Environment Prior to European Contact
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    20-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Native Americans Did Not Make Large-Scale Changes to Environment Prior to European Contact

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Contrary to long-held beliefs, humans did not make major changes to the landscape prior to European colonization, according to new research conducted in New England featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. These new insights into the past could help to inform how landscapes are managed in the future.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, Environmental Science, Wildlife, Staff Picks, Nature,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST
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