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Calling your bluff: Supervisors easily sniff out what drives a worker

14 min ago from Science Daily

Good supervisors aren't easily duped by the motives of underlings who go the extra mile -- they know when an employee is sucking up to them because of personal ambition,...

Tomorrow's tomography today: Simultaneous 3D imaging of vascular and neuronal networks in mouse spinal cord tissue

34 min ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—Given that blood supply to the brain and spinal cord is fundamental to central nervous system (CNS) physiology and pathology, it's not surprising that trauma and disease in spinal cord...

Nuts may help lower teenagers' risk of metabolic syndrome

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Modest consumption of nuts every day is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile among adolescents, a new analysis of a large national database shows.

To Reduce Body Fat, Eating Less Fat May Be More Effective than Eating Less Carbohydrate

1 hour ago from Science Daily

In adults with obesity, lowering dietary fat may lead to greater body fat loss than lowering dietary carbohydrate, a new study finds.

Restricting fructose in obese Latino and African American children may reduce fat accumulation in their liver

1 hour ago from Science Daily

In obese Latino and African American children, restricting dietary fructose, but not calories, may decrease liver fat and the conversion of sugar to fat in the liver, a new study...

Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds

1 hour ago from Science Daily

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study finds...

Infant growth affected by exposure to environmental pollutants

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Even though the levels of two environmental pollutants have declined over the last 20 years, they may still have adverse effects on children’s development, according to a new study. The...

Seniors' hospital and ER admission rates are higher if they have obesity

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Obesity is associated with substantial increases in older adults’ hospitalizations, emergency room admissions and use of outpatient health care services, according to a new study of 172,866 Medicare Advantage members...

Losing 30 minutes of sleep per day may promote weight gain and adversely affect blood sugar control

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day on weekdays can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism, a new study finds.

Development aid can exacerbate violence in war-torn countries

2 hours ago from Physorg

Although development aid is commonly seen as an important tool in the quest to reduce poverty in conflict-riven countries, new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in development...

Officials: 'Highly pathogenic' bird flu killed 15,000 Minnesota turkeys

2 hours ago from UPI

Amy R. ConnollyST. PAUL, Minn., March 6 (UPI) -- Federal agriculture officials are sending warnings after a deadly strain of the bird flu was found in a turkey flock in...

Science Debunks Fad Ideas About Autism, But That Doesn't Dissuade Believers

2 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

According to a 2014 National Consumers League poll, 29% of American adults believe that childhood vaccinations can trigger autism. To many, these views are difficult to comprehend. After all, multiple...

Protein merlin regulates collective cell movement, promoting effective and rapid wound healing

3 hours ago from Physorg

Cells also follow a herd instinct, and they thereby communicate in a magical collective way. This is because a protein known as merlin, named after the mythical wizard of medieval...

Russian Kremlin critic freed from Moscow jail

3 hours ago from UPI

Amy R. ConnollyMOSCOW, March 6 (UPI) -- Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, was released from a Moscow prison 15 days after he was arrested for handing out leaflets promoting an anti-government...

Asian countries urged to team up on storm science

3 hours ago from SciDev

Joint monitoring could help limit deaths and damage from flooding and landslides, says UN review.

Harrison Ford to make 'full recovery' after plane crash

4 hours ago from UPI

Veronica LinaresVENICE, Italy, March 6 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford remains in the hospital following his crash-landing on a California golf course Thursday afternoon and is expected to make a full...

Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK

8 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

Trial will involve 56 patients with metastatic lung cancer who will undergo treatment using genetically modified bone marrow stem cells Continue reading...

Gallstones: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

8 hours ago from Live Science

Gallstones are small deposits of bile inside the gallbladder, a saclike structure that stores the bile for digestion in the small intestine.

Pence breaks arm, out 6-to-8 weeks

9 hours ago from UPI

The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants will be without a key regular for perhaps the first month of the 2015 season.

Treat e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco to protect children, Canadian doctors urge

10 hours ago from CBC: Health

E-cigarette purchases by minors should be made illegal, just like tobacco purchases by minors, the Canadian Pediatric Society says.

Unregulated Genetic Testing Websites Still Causing Concerns

11 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Though 23andMe finally got FDA approval for a test, that is much different than the unvalidated claims about 250 conditions that they used to make. They got a cease and...

Women don't get to hospital fast enough during heart attack

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Women suffering a heart attack wait much longer than men to call emergency medical services and face significantly longer delays getting to a hospital equipped to care for them, putting...

Hot flashes at younger age may signal greater cardiovascular risk

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function -- the earliest sign of cardiovascular disease -- than women who have hot flashes later in...

Man sued Applebee's after burning himself while praying

18 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperWESTAMPTON, N.J., March 5 (UPI) -- A New Jersey appeals court rejected a lawsuit from a man who alleged he suffered burns from his Applebee's fajita when he bowed...

How healthy is genetically modified soybean oil?

19 hours ago from Science Daily

Soybean oil accounts for more than 90 percent of all the seed oil production in the United States. Genetically modified soybean oil, made from seeds of GM soybean plants, was...

Well: Think Like a Doctor: Thinner

19 hours ago from NY Times Health

Can you figure out what is wrong with a 58-year-old woman with bad arthritis who develops a terrible wasting illness after what looked like a simple cold?

Flu Hospitalizations Soar Among Older Adults, Report Finds

20 hours ago from Live Science

This flu season has been particularly severe for older adults, with the highest rate of hospitalizations among this age group in a decade.

FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk

20 hours ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of...