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  • More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

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    Katherine Hobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.» E-Mail This
  • Supervisor in mining office faces conflict-of-interest allegations

    L.A. Times - Science
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    A supervisor in the California government office that regulates mines is under investigation for alleged conflicts of interest, including co-ownership of a Northern California gold-mining company within his jurisdiction, ethics officials confirmed on Friday.
  • Ebola virus disease update - Senegal

    Disease Outbreak News
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    On 30 August 2014, Senegal’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs provided WHO with details about a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) announced in that country on 29 August. WHO has also received details of the emergency investigation immediately launched by the Government. Testing and confirmation of Ebola were undertaken by a laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Dakar.
  • Ab workouts are a waste of time

    CNN.com - Health
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.
  • World Animal Feed Additives Market Revenue Is Expected To Reach...

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    1 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Latest Report "Global Animal Feed Additives Market Analysis, Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020" now available at GrandViewResearch.com.
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  • More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

    Katherine Hobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.» E-Mail This
  • Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

    Alix Spiegel
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.» E-Mail This
  • Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.» E-Mail This
  • Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

    Sandy Hausman
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.» E-Mail This
  • The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

    Martha Ann Overland
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.» E-Mail This
 
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    L.A. Times - Science

  • Supervisor in mining office faces conflict-of-interest allegations

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    A supervisor in the California government office that regulates mines is under investigation for alleged conflicts of interest, including co-ownership of a Northern California gold-mining company within his jurisdiction, ethics officials confirmed on Friday.
  • EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry.
  • Experimental Ebola medication ZMapp saves infected monkeys

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    In speedy testing conducted as West Africa's Ebola epidemic began to mushroom, researchers have found that ZMapp, the experimental drug that has been used in seven infected human patients to date, prompted the recovery of 18 macaque monkeys infected with the virus.
  • 'Science Friday' asks: What happens when science and Hollywood collide?

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    What’s better than "Science Friday," the public radio call-in program that explores the microbiome, paleoforensics and comets, to name a few recent topics? How about a live show recorded at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium with host Ira Flatow?
  • NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    When Spitzer Space Telescope captured the billowing aftermath of a colossal asteroid smashup 1,200 light-years away, scientists realized they were watching a scene much like the one that played out billions of years ago in our own solar system.
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    Disease Outbreak News

  • Ebola virus disease update - Senegal

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    On 30 August 2014, Senegal’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs provided WHO with details about a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) announced in that country on 29 August. WHO has also received details of the emergency investigation immediately launched by the Government. Testing and confirmation of Ebola were undertaken by a laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Dakar.
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    A full understanding of the outbreak that will lead to improved response requires detailed analysis of exactly where transmission is occurring (by district level) and of time trends. This analysis is ongoing. Preliminary results show that cases are still concentrated (62% of all reported cases since the beginning of the outbreak) in the epicentre of the outbreak in Gueckedou (Guinea); Lofa (Liberia), where cases continue to rise; and Kenema and Kailahun (Sierra Leone). Capital cities are of particular concern, owing to their population density and repercussions for travel and trade. WHO and…
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    On 26 August 2014, the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province. The index case was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo Village who butchered a bush animal that had been killed and given to her by her husband. She became ill with symptoms of EVD and reported to a private clinic in Isaka Village. On 11 August 2014, she died of a then-unidentified haemorrhagic fever. Local customs and rituals associated with death meant that several health-care workers were exposed and…
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Between 19 and 20 August 2014, a total of 142 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 77 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Questions have been received in WHO Headquarters about the original proposed budget for the response and the new draft budget, which is being reviewed by partners. The increase in needed resources is based on improved data and understanding of the situation on the ground in the affected countries. The new estimation of costs is derived using a unit-cost model, built for the most…
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Between 17 and 18 August 2014, a total of 221 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 106 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. WHO continues to engage in high-level communication efforts with affected countries, companies and organizations doing business in and from Africa, and national and global leaders. Currently, some companies have taken the decision to suspend services to the affected countries. This includes airlines and shipping companies. As a result of these decisions, countries are beginning to…
 
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    CNN.com - Health

  • Ab workouts are a waste of time

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.
  • What will ALS do with $100M?

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.
  • Train your brain to eat better

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Following a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.
  • Train your brain to crave healthy food

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Following a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.
  • She lost nearly 270 lbs

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.
 
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  • GC Capital Tip: Use E-mail Alerts Effectively

    GC Editor
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We know that different readers have different needs. So, instead of checking GC Capital Ideas every day, use our e-mail alerts to see when we’ve published an article that may interest you. Every day, a summary of our most recent articles will arrive in your inbox. Click through to the stories that interest you. Skip [...]
  • Week’s Top Stories: August 23 — 29, 2014

    GC Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    6.0Mw Earthquake - American Canyon, California: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, California and five miles north-northwest of Napa, California. The quake occurred at 3:20 a.m. local time (10:20 UTC) near the north shore of San Pablo Bay, with a magnitude of 6.0. [...]
  • US Terrorism Market: TRIPRA

    GC Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The focus on the availability and affordability of terrorism (re)insurance coverage comes as the US House of Representatives and Senate are currently considering various changes to Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA). TRIPRA expires on December 31, 2014 and the future of the federal backstop is the headline issue within the terrorism market this [...]
  • Government Pools Remain Integral Risk Management Tools

    GC Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Terrorism pools have been set up by governments in a number of countries to mitigate the withdrawal of (re)insurance capacity from the private market following significant terrorism events. The pools were established in reaction to specific threats faced within each country. Each pool generally requires a formal declaration that a terrorist event has occurred to [...]
  • 6.0Mw Earthquake — American Canyon, California

    GC Editor
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, California and five miles north-northwest of Napa, California. The quake occurred at 3:20 a.m. local time (10:20 UTC) near the north shore of San Pablo Bay, with a magnitude of 6.0. The quake depth was 7.0 miles [...]
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