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Article ID: 720828

Hubble Observes First Confirmed Interstellar Comet

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble has taken the sharpest view to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. The image, taken October 12, 2019, reveals a central concentration of dust around the comet's nucleus.

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Newswise: Exercise can now be prescribed like medicine for people with and beyond cancer

Article ID: 720810

Exercise can now be prescribed like medicine for people with and beyond cancer

Penn State College of Medicine

It’s well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer. A new initiative called Moving Through Cancer -- led by Kathryn Schmitz, professor of public health sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, and an international team of health practitioners and researchers -- is hoping to change that.

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Newswise: Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

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Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

Florida Atlantic University

Anecdotes, fake news and social media have created a skeptical and misinformed public who is rejecting the facts. A commentary says that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process of science and help them to discern an anecdote from peer-reviewed scientific results. The best way to do this? By continuing to ensure integrity, rigor, reproducibility and replication of their science and to earn the public’s trust by being morally responsible and completely free of any influences.

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Article ID: 720836

Big Brands Can Handle ‘Fake News’ on Social Media

North Carolina State University

“Fake news” stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Newswise: Proof-Of-Concept Experiments: Electrical Brain Implants Enable Man to Control Prosthetic Limbs With ‘Thoughts’

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Proof-Of-Concept Experiments: Electrical Brain Implants Enable Man to Control Prosthetic Limbs With ‘Thoughts’

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers say these efforts are believed to be the first demonstrations of success with bilateral sensorimotor intracortical implants, or brain-machine interfaces designed to power movement — but also to sense touch — in people with high spinal cord injuries.

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Article ID: 720832

Expert Panel: Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

New guidance from exercise oncology experts recommend systematic use of an “exercise prescription” by health care workers and fitness professionals in designing and delivering exercise programs that aim to lower the risk of developing certain cancers and best meet the needs, preferences and abilities of people with cancer. 17 organizations reviewed the latest scientific evidence and offer recommendations about the benefits of exercise for prevention, treatment, recovery and improved survival.

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Bolivian Forager-Farmers Known for Amazing Heart Health Are Splitting in Beliefs About What Makes a Good Life

Baylor University

A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and knowledge of forest medicine — but others are starting to favor material wealth, a Baylor University study finds.

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16-Oct-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Newswise: Young Adults Not Seeking Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

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Young Adults Not Seeking Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Iowa State University

A growing number of young adults are dealing with a substance use disorder – in some cases, multiple substance use disorders – and not seeking help, according to a study led by an Iowa State University researcher. The results show two in every five young adults reported a past-year SUD.

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