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Why Are You Taking Fish Oil Supplements?
People taking fish oil supplements, or any type of supplements, should know why they're taking them, and what the risks are.
LiveScience.com, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:49 GMT

Fitness Trackers May Help Older People Lose Weight
People who used a fitness tracker to help their weight loss efforts lost more weight and kept it off, compared with people who didn't use the devices, a new study shows.
LiveScience.com, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:49 GMT

South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?
The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink?
LiveScience.com, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:49 GMT

Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer
Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results of a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:47:03 GMT

Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years
The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research by King's College London. The study is the first to look at the effects of bullying beyond early adulthood, and is published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:47:03 GMT

Researchers discover target for treating dengue fever
Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:47:03 GMT

Female cave insects have 'penises'
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:49 GMT

Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:49 GMT

EU green light for UK carbon project
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:49 GMT

More, bigger wildfires burning western US over last 30 years
Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years. The total area these fires burned increased at a rate of nearly 90,000 acres a year -- an area the size of Las Vegas, according to the study. Individually, the largest wildfires grew at a rate of 350 acres a year, the new research says.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:50 GMT

Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers fail to cover all types of contaminants
Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to contaminants like persistent organic pollutants. The researchers' model estimates that women who stop eating fish shortly before or during their pregnancy may only lower their child's exposure to POPs by 10 to 15 per cent.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:50 GMT

First potentially habitable Earth-sized planet confirmed by Gemini and Keck observatories
The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed by observations with both the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. The initial discovery, made by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, is one of a handful of smaller planets found by Kepler and verified using large ground-based telescopes. It also confirms that Earth-sized planets do exist in the habitable zone of other stars.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:50 GMT

First Earth-sized planet in star's "habitable zone" reported found
In a long-awaited first, astronomers report finding an Earth-sized planet possibly able to support life.
World Science, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:51 GMT

Even moderate pot use tied to clear brain changes: study
Even once- or twice-a-week use can lead to abnormalities, scientists say.
World Science, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:51 GMT

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