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2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements

Rah: It’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia… except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing and the Tillerson thing and the Sessions thing and the Kushner thing and the Carter Page thing and the Roger Stone thing and the Felix Sater thing and the Boris Ephsteyn thing and the Rosneft thing and the Gazprom thing and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing and the Azerbajain thing and the “I love Putin” thing and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing and the Sergey Kislyak thing and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing and the Russian Business Interests thing and the Emoluments Clause thing and the Alex Schnaider thing and the hack of the DNC thing and the Guccifer 2.0 thing and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing and the Russians mysteriously dying thing and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of...


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22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash

Rah: It’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia… except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing and the Tillerson thing and the Sessions thing and the Kushner thing and the Carter Page thing and the Roger Stone thing and the Felix Sater thing and the Boris Ephsteyn thing and the Rosneft thing and the Gazprom thing and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing and the Azerbajain thing and the “I love Putin” thing and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing and the Sergey Kislyak thing and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing and the Russian Business Interests thing and the Emoluments Clause thing and the Alex Schnaider thing and the hack of the DNC thing and the Guccifer 2.0 thing and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing and the Russians mysteriously dying thing and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of...


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These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017

Rah: It’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia… except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing and the Tillerson thing and the Sessions thing and the Kushner thing and the Carter Page thing and the Roger Stone thing and the Felix Sater thing and the Boris Ephsteyn thing and the Rosneft thing and the Gazprom thing and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing and the Azerbajain thing and the “I love Putin” thing and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing and the Sergey Kislyak thing and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing and the Russian Business Interests thing and the Emoluments Clause thing and the Alex Schnaider thing and the hack of the DNC thing and the Guccifer 2.0 thing and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing and the Russians mysteriously dying thing and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of...


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A Mutated Strain of 'Super Malaria' Is Spreading at an Alarming Rate - Gizmodo

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In a disturbing development, a newly-mutated strain of drug-resistant malaria has spread into Vietnam, complicating efforts to contain the the mosquito-borne virus in Southeast Asia, and potentially posing a global threat.

Like bacteria, malaria is adapting to our medicines. Drug resistance is a growing problem for malaria treatment, with fears that the disease could one day no longer be treatable with the current crop of pharmaceuticals.

Map showing the spread of “super malaria.” (Image: The Lancet)

A particularly problematic strain of malaria, known as PfPailin, is now spreading in Southeast Asia. This so-called “superbug” cannot be treated with first-line anti-malarial drugs. The strain emerged a few years ago in Cambodia, and has since spread to Thailand and Laos. Now, as a team of experts point out in a letter to The Lancet, the drug-resistant strain has spread...


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'Tossed into an ambulance': WA maternity hospital desperately needs ICU: doctors - WAtoday

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Doctors are concerned Western Australia's biggest maternity hospital still doesn't have an intensive care unit, meaning seriously ill women are "tossed into an ambulance" and sent to the nearest emergency department.

The 101-year-old, heritage-listed King Edward Memorial Hospital caters for complex pregnancies and high-risk births but also does not have a CT scanner.

The 101-year-old, heritage-listed King Edward Memorial Hospital caters for complex pregnancies and high-risk births but ... The 101-year-old, heritage-listed King Edward Memorial Hospital caters for complex pregnancies and high-risk births but also does not have a CT scanner. Photo: Joe Armao

"Women who are very sick - either obstetrics or a gynaecological cancer and so on - have no access to an intensive care unit," Australian Medical Association (WA) president Omar Khorshid told AAP.

"How is that acceptable in the modern age? It's archaic."

Dr Khorshid said he hoped KEMH would be the next major hospital project but didn't expect it any time soon. Dr Khorshid said he hoped KEMH would be the...

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Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant - ScienceAlert

For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.

While long-term sleep deprivation and chronic insomnia can harm your mental and emotional health, in the short term, evidence suggests, going without sleep can help.

Previous studies since the 1970s have noted a correlation between reduced REM sleep and improved depression symptoms. A 2002 study found that one whole night of sleep deprivation resulted in an improvement in 40-60 percent of patients, as did another one in 2010.

A 2013 study attempted to find the mechanism, linking the effect to a type of brain cell that releases a protein important for sleep.

Now a meta-analysis of 66 independent studies conducted between 1974 and 2016 has found that sleep deprivation rapidly reduces the symptoms of depression in roughly half of patients, at least when conducted in controlled inpatient...


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Terminally ill cancer patients pledge tumours to researchers in search of new cures - The Age

Five-year-old Elsie Ryan has not yet asked why her mum died or what happened to her afterwards.

But when she does, her dad will tell her that her mother Campbel Giles was part of something special.

Elsie Ryan, 5, looks at family snaps of her late mother Campbel Giles with her father Matt Ryan. Elsie Ryan, 5, looks at family snaps of her late mother Campbel Giles with her father Matt Ryan. Photo: Chris Hopkins

The 41-year-old political adviser and former journalist died on February 2015 after metastatic breast cancer spread to her liver, bones and then her brain.

She left a gift for researchers.

The late Campbel Giles with her daughter Elsie. The late Campbel Giles with her daughter Elsie.  Photo: Supplied

Before she died she pledged to be a part of a study where cancer patients donate samples of their tumours after they die, in they hope they will yield clues leading to new or improved treatments.

"Some people sell beanies or socks and I suppose this is her little contribution," said Campbel's husband Matt...


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Read more: Terminally ill cancer patients pledge tumours to researchers in search of new cures - The Age

New AI Knows if You're Gay or Straight - Sci-Tech Today

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research suggesting that machines can have significantly better "gaydar" than humans.

The study from Stanford University -- which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% for women -- has raised questions about the biological origins of sexual orientation, the ethics of facial-detection technology and the potential for this kind of software to violate people's privacy or be abused for anti-LGBT purposes.

The machine intelligence tested in the research, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and first reported in the Economist, was based on a sample of more than 35,000 facial images that men and women publicly posted on a US dating website. The...


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Ask an Expert: Fat-free or sugar-free? The verdict - Great Lakes Advocate

It is no coincidence that as our sugar intake has increased, so has our chronic disease rates.

Ditch the sugar over fat, advises Peter Bruckner.

Ditch the sugar over fat, advises Peter Bruckner.

Back in the last century, there was a big turf war in nutrition about the cause of the increasing incidence of obesity and cardiovascular disease. In the UK there was Dr John Yudkin, the author of Pure, White and Deadly – how sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it. In the US there was Ancel Keys who, on the basis of some dubious research, was pushing the line that fat, and in particular cholesterol and saturated fat, was the cause of heart attacks.

In the end, Keys won out – a decision that had little to do with scientific research, and lots to do with money, politics and power.  

So Western nations embarked on a prolonged experiment of low fat eating. Margarine replaced butter, we ate lean meat with all the fat trimmed off,...


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Read more: Ask an Expert: Fat-free or sugar-free? The verdict - Great Lakes Advocate

Smartphone usage may help combat depression - Economic Times

Smartphone devices may ultimately be capable of providing instantly accessible and highly effective treatments for depression, reducing the societal and economic burden of this condition worldwide.Smartphone devices may ultimately be capable of providing instantly accessible and highly effective treatments for depression, reducing the societal and economic burden of this condition worldwide.
SYDNEY: Smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, a finding which may pave the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people with the mental disorder, researchers have confirmed.

The results showed that smartphones open up non-stigmatising and self-managing avenues of care for the people with depression because smartphones can help them monitor, understand and manage their own mental health.

"The majority of people in developed countries own smartphones, including younger people who are increasingly affected by depression," said lead author Joseph Firth, postdoctoral research fellow at Australia's National Institute of Complementary Medicine...


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Major US doctors group opposes physician-assisted suicide - BioEdge

The American College of Physicians, the second-largest physician group in the United States with 152,000 members, has declared that physician-assisted suicide is unethical.

The ACP takes a forthright stand with supporting appendicies covering most of the arguments for and against physician-assisted suicide (PAS). Its conclusion is:

The ACP does not support the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, the practice of which raises ethical, clinical, and other concerns. The ACP and its members, including those who might lawfully participate in the practice, should ensure that all patients can rely on high-quality care through to the end of life, with prevention or relief of suffering insofar as possible, a commitment to human dignity and management of pain and other symptoms, and support for families. Physicians and patients must continue to search together for answers to the...


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'Tossed into an ambulance': WA maternity hospital desperately needs ICU: doctors - WAtoday

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Doctors are concerned Western Australia's biggest maternity hospital still doesn't have an intensive care unit, meaning seriously ill women are "tossed into an ambulance" and sent to the nearest emergency department.

The 101-year-old, heritage-listed King Edward Memorial Hospital caters for complex pregnancies and high-risk births but also does not have a CT scanner.

The 101-year-old, heritage-listed King Edward Memorial Hospital caters for complex pregnancies and high-risk births but ... The 101-year-old, heritage-listed King Edward Memorial Hospital caters for complex pregnancies and high-risk births but also does not have a CT scanner. Photo: Joe Armao

"Women who are very sick - either obstetrics or a gynaecological cancer and so on - have no access to an intensive care unit," Australian Medical Association (WA) president Omar Khorshid told AAP.

"How is that acceptable in the modern age? It's archaic."

Dr Khorshid said he hoped KEMH would be the next major hospital project but didn't expect it any time soon. Dr Khorshid said he hoped KEMH would be the...

Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: 'Tossed into an ambulance': WA maternity hospital desperately needs ICU: doctors - WAtoday

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant - ScienceAlert

For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.

While long-term sleep deprivation and chronic insomnia can harm your mental and emotional health, in the short term, evidence suggests, going without sleep can help.

Previous studies since the 1970s have noted a correlation between reduced REM sleep and improved depression symptoms. A 2002 study found that one whole night of sleep deprivation resulted in an improvement in 40-60 percent of patients, as did another one in 2010.

A 2013 study attempted to find the mechanism, linking the effect to a type of brain cell that releases a protein important for sleep.

Now a meta-analysis of 66 independent studies conducted between 1974 and 2016 has found that sleep deprivation rapidly reduces the symptoms of depression in roughly half of patients, at least when conducted in controlled inpatient...


Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant - ScienceAlert

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant - ScienceAlert

For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.

While long-term sleep deprivation and chronic insomnia can harm your mental and emotional health, in the short term, evidence suggests, going without sleep can help.

Previous studies since the 1970s have noted a correlation between reduced REM sleep and improved depression symptoms. A 2002 study found that one whole night of sleep deprivation resulted in an improvement in 40-60 percent of patients, as did another one in 2010.

A 2013 study attempted to find the mechanism, linking the effect to a type of brain cell that releases a protein important for sleep.

Now a meta-analysis of 66 independent studies conducted between 1974 and 2016 has found that sleep deprivation rapidly reduces the symptoms of depression in roughly half of patients, at least when conducted in controlled inpatient...


Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant - ScienceAlert

Terminally ill cancer patients pledge tumours to researchers in search of new cures - The Age

Five-year-old Elsie Ryan has not yet asked why her mum died or what happened to her afterwards.

But when she does, her dad will tell her that her mother Campbel Giles was part of something special.

Elsie Ryan, 5, looks at family snaps of her late mother Campbel Giles with her father Matt Ryan. Elsie Ryan, 5, looks at family snaps of her late mother Campbel Giles with her father Matt Ryan. Photo: Chris Hopkins

The 41-year-old political adviser and former journalist died on February 2015 after metastatic breast cancer spread to her liver, bones and then her brain.

She left a gift for researchers.

The late Campbel Giles with her daughter Elsie. The late Campbel Giles with her daughter Elsie.  Photo: Supplied

Before she died she pledged to be a part of a study where cancer patients donate samples of their tumours after they die, in they hope they will yield clues leading to new or improved treatments.

"Some people sell beanies or socks and I suppose this is her little contribution," said Campbel's husband Matt...


Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: Terminally ill cancer patients pledge tumours to researchers in search of new cures - The Age

Terminally ill cancer patients pledge tumours to researchers in search of new cures - The Age

Five-year-old Elsie Ryan has not yet asked why her mum died or what happened to her afterwards.

But when she does, her dad will tell her that her mother Campbel Giles was part of something special.

Elsie Ryan, 5, looks at family snaps of her late mother Campbel Giles with her father Matt Ryan. Elsie Ryan, 5, looks at family snaps of her late mother Campbel Giles with her father Matt Ryan. Photo: Chris Hopkins

The 41-year-old political adviser and former journalist died on February 2015 after metastatic breast cancer spread to her liver, bones and then her brain.

She left a gift for researchers.

The late Campbel Giles with her daughter Elsie. The late Campbel Giles with her daughter Elsie.  Photo: Supplied

Before she died she pledged to be a part of a study where cancer patients donate samples of their tumours after they die, in they hope they will yield clues leading to new or improved treatments.

"Some people sell beanies or socks and I suppose this is her little contribution," said Campbel's husband Matt...


Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: Terminally ill cancer patients pledge tumours to researchers in search of new cures - The Age

New AI Knows if You're Gay or Straight - Sci-Tech Today

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research suggesting that machines can have significantly better "gaydar" than humans.

The study from Stanford University -- which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% for women -- has raised questions about the biological origins of sexual orientation, the ethics of facial-detection technology and the potential for this kind of software to violate people's privacy or be abused for anti-LGBT purposes.

The machine intelligence tested in the research, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and first reported in the Economist, was based on a sample of more than 35,000 facial images that men and women publicly posted on a US dating website. The...


Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: New AI Knows if You're Gay or Straight - Sci-Tech Today

New AI Knows if You're Gay or Straight - Sci-Tech Today

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research suggesting that machines can have significantly better "gaydar" than humans.

The study from Stanford University -- which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% for women -- has raised questions about the biological origins of sexual orientation, the ethics of facial-detection technology and the potential for this kind of software to violate people's privacy or be abused for anti-LGBT purposes.

The machine intelligence tested in the research, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and first reported in the Economist, was based on a sample of more than 35,000 facial images that men and women publicly posted on a US dating website. The...


Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: New AI Knows if You're Gay or Straight - Sci-Tech Today

Ask an Expert: Fat-free or sugar-free? The verdict - Great Lakes Advocate

It is no coincidence that as our sugar intake has increased, so has our chronic disease rates.

Ditch the sugar over fat, advises Peter Bruckner.

Ditch the sugar over fat, advises Peter Bruckner.

Back in the last century, there was a big turf war in nutrition about the cause of the increasing incidence of obesity and cardiovascular disease. In the UK there was Dr John Yudkin, the author of Pure, White and Deadly – how sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it. In the US there was Ancel Keys who, on the basis of some dubious research, was pushing the line that fat, and in particular cholesterol and saturated fat, was the cause of heart attacks.

In the end, Keys won out – a decision that had little to do with scientific research, and lots to do with money, politics and power.  

So Western nations embarked on a prolonged experiment of low fat eating. Margarine replaced butter, we ate lean meat with all the fat trimmed off,...


Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: Ask an Expert: Fat-free or sugar-free? The verdict - Great Lakes Advocate

Ask an Expert: Fat-free or sugar-free? The verdict - Great Lakes Advocate

It is no coincidence that as our sugar intake has increased, so has our chronic disease rates.

Ditch the sugar over fat, advises Peter Bruckner.

Ditch the sugar over fat, advises Peter Bruckner.

Back in the last century, there was a big turf war in nutrition about the cause of the increasing incidence of obesity and cardiovascular disease. In the UK there was Dr John Yudkin, the author of Pure, White and Deadly – how sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it. In the US there was Ancel Keys who, on the basis of some dubious research, was pushing the line that fat, and in particular cholesterol and saturated fat, was the cause of heart attacks.

In the end, Keys won out – a decision that had little to do with scientific research, and lots to do with money, politics and power.  

So Western nations embarked on a prolonged experiment of low fat eating. Margarine replaced butter, we ate lean meat with all the fat trimmed off,...


Read full article on News GN Health


Read more: Ask an Expert: Fat-free or sugar-free? The verdict - Great Lakes Advocate

 

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