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Article ID: 700800

It’s Not Just for Kids -- Even Adults Appear to Benefit from a Regular Bedtime

Duke Health

In a study of 1,978 older adults publishing Sept. 21 in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those who slept and woke at the same times every day.

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Article ID: 699317

Advancing Life Sciences Research with the Internet of Things

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

The internet of things (IoT) is allowing scientists to optimize laboratory operations and combine instruments to measure and respond to complex experimental conditions. As a result, IoT is enabling more detailed and more complex experimental designs.

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Article ID: 700647

Cooking with Wood or Coal Is Linked to Increased Risk of Respiratory Illness and Death

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases, according to new research conducted in China and published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Article ID: 700894

Boosting Emotional Intelligence In Physicians Can Protect Against Burnout

Loyola University Health System

A Loyola Medicine study demonstrates that an educational curriculum for resident physicians improves their emotional intelligence, which may help protect against burnout. Physician burnout has reached alarming levels, with one study finding it affects at least half of all doctors.

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Education

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Even toddlers weigh risks, rewards when making choices

University of Washington

A a new University of Washington study shows that 18-month-olds can make choices based on how much effort they want to expend, or on whether they like the people involved -- a form of toddler cost-benefit analysis.

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U.S. Hospitals Remain Vigilant to Ensure Adequate Drug Supplies Amid Hurricane Florence

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North and South Carolina days ago, but Penn Medicine Hospitals and other facilities nationwide have planned for weeks to adapt to expected drug shortages associated with its path of destruction.

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Article ID: 700886

Neutrons Produce First Direct 3D Maps of Water During Cell Membrane Fusion

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

New 3D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion could lead to new treatments for diseases associated with cell fusion. Using neutron diffraction at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists made the first direct observations of water in lipid bilayers modeling cell membrane fusion.

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Article ID: 700610

Certain Factors Linked with Kidney Function Recovery in Children on Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among children on dialysis for end-stage kidney failure, patients with vasculitis, ischemic kidney failure, and hemolytic uremic syndrome were most likely to regain kidney function and no longer need dialysis. • Younger age and initiation on hemodialysis instead of peritoneal dialysis were also associated with recovery of kidney function.

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