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Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Reduced risk seen after adjustment for CV risk factors, physical activity, socioeconomic status (HealthDay News) — For adults, frequent sauna bathing is associated with reduced risk of future stroke, according to a study published online May 2 in Neurology. Setor K. Kunutsor, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and colleagues examined […]

Block 5 rocket launch marks the end of the beginning for SpaceX

Block 5 rocket launch marks the end of the beginning for SpaceX

Enlarge / SpaceX has tinkered with its Falcon 9 rocket for a decade. Now, it says it’s done. SpaceX Less than eight years after its maiden launch, the Falcon 9 booster has become the most dominant rocket in the world. Modern and efficient, no rocket launched more than the 70m Falcon 9 booster launched last […]

The UK failed to tell thousands to get breast cancer screenings. Hundreds died as a result.

The UK failed to tell thousands to get breast cancer screenings. Hundreds died as a result.

(iStock) In the United Kingdom, women between the ages of 50 and 70 are entitled to a breast cancer screening every three years, as part of the government-run universal health-care system. Women registered with a primary-care physician get automatic reminders inviting them to come in. But this week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt revealed that the system […]

Arabian Sea's Maine-Sized 'Dead Zone' Shows the Danger of a Bacterial Bloom

Arabian Sea's Maine-Sized 'Dead Zone' Shows the Danger of a Bacterial Bloom

Diving deep below the blue-green waters of the Arabian Sea, Seaglider robots crashed headfirst into a wall of lifelessness. These robots, deployed by scientists from the University of East Anglia and Sultan Qaboos University, had found a “dead zone,” a region devoid of oxygen and, therefore, life. Publishing their work in a recent Geophysical Research […]

Two Colorado nurses sentenced to prison after repeatedly putting patients at risk by stealing opioids from hospitals

Two Colorado nurses sentenced to prison after repeatedly putting patients at risk by stealing opioids from hospitals

Two Colorado nurses who repeatedly put patients at risk by stealing powerful painkillers from the hospitals where they worked had already lost jobs at other health-care facilities for similar behavior, court documents show. It is the latest in a string of cases in which medical professionals in Colorado hopped from hospital to hospital without their […]

Marine Biologist Julia Baum Won National Award And A Grant Of $250000

Marine Biologist Julia Baum Won National Award And A Grant Of $250000

An international rising star in marine conservation ecology Julia Baum, a University of Victoria marine biologist has won a prestigious award; a National award and a lucrative grant of whooping $250,000 for her research of marine conservation ecology. Six university faculty members across Canada, Julia Baum to be one of them, are to be awarded […]

Health service chief apologises for 'completely unacceptable' practices

Health service chief apologises for 'completely unacceptable' practices

The Health Service Executive confirmed on Monday that 162 women – including 17 who have died – were not informed of a delay in their cervical cancer diagnosis. A review conducted by the HSE has confirmed 208 women should have received earlier intervention than they did but only 46 individuals were made aware of this. […]

Lack of Funds Closes BC Dinosaur Museum in Tumbler Ridge For Not Operating it Tourists Friendly

Lack of Funds Closes BC Dinosaur Museum in Tumbler Ridge For Not Operating it Tourists Friendly

B.C. Dinosaur Museum in the little northeast British Columbia community of Tumbler Ridge is suffering a conflict against abolition as local politicians and taxpayers dispute over funding, work, and expansion of the potential tourism gold mine. The District of Tumbler Ridge council dismissed the museum its yearly funding allowance of $200,000 the past month, primarily leaving the […]

Music Could Benefit Alzheimer's Patients By Stimulating Their Brain, New Research Finds

Music Could Benefit Alzheimer's Patients By Stimulating Their Brain, New Research Finds

Provided that the songs are “meaningful” to the patient, music might have a positive effect on several parts of the brain for dementia patients, including Alzheimer’s sufferers. New research from the University of Utah suggests that music-based treatments could be of help to Alzheimer’s disease patients, as certain songs might be effective in relieving anxiety […]

Meet InSight: The Mission To Measure Marsquakes and Unlock Red Planet

Meet InSight: The Mission To Measure Marsquakes and Unlock Red Planet

Emily Lakdawalla is senior editor and planetary evangelist at The Planetary Society. Her new book is The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job. Even while tucked away in a testing lab in Colorado, the instrument picks up the sloshing of the oceans thousands of miles away. That’s the kind […]