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1 in 3 Adults Drink Excessively, but Aren’t Alcoholics, CDC Finds

About a third of U.S. adults drink excessively, but most of these people are not alcoholics, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study analyzed information from more than 138,000 U.S. adults between … Continue reading

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Enormous Gorge Shaped by River’s Tectonic Transformation

The Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet, one of the deepest canyons in the world, formed when tectonic forces pushed up the earth and steepened the path of a river that then caused massive erosion, a new study finds. The discovery rewrites … Continue reading

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HIV drugs show promise in treating common eye disease

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A class of drugs used for three decades by people infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be effective in treating a leading cause of blindness among the elderly. HIV drugs called nucleoside … Continue reading

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Want to live on the ‘roof of the world’? Grow barley

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Tibetan Plateau, the harsh Asian domain known as the ‘roof of the world,’ would not seem an ideal place for people to call home thanks to its extreme altitude, frigid temperatures, relentless winds … Continue reading

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The Core DNA of the Cosmic Order

& Summa Meytaphysica’s Quest for Potential∞ Theory Metaphysicist David Birnbaum (see BirnbaumBio.com) of Manhattan sought after the cosmic genesis point. To that end he crafted the now-iconic 3-part Summa Metaphysica philosophy treatise (1988, 2005, 2014). [See series detail below.] Birnbaum … Continue reading

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Newborn Death Rate Drops in US

The death rate of U.S. newborns during the first week of life has decreased by 8 percent in recent years, but the rate of stillbirths late in pregnancy has held steady, according to a new report from the Centers for … Continue reading

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3D-Printed Hearts Help Surgeons Save Babies’ Lives

Replicas of the human heart that are made on 3D printers could help save babies’ lives, new research suggests. The heart replicas are designed to match every tiny detail of a baby’s heart, so they can help surgeons plan where … Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force ‘pretty optimistic’ about SpaceX certification

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. Air Force official on Wednesday said she is “pretty optimistic” that privately held Space Exploration Technologies will eventually be certified to launch U.S. military satellites into orbit but declined comment on … Continue reading

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Deregulation at heart of Japan’s new robotics revolution

By Sophie Knight and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) – Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.     … Continue reading

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Stress Is Harder on Young Women’s Hearts, Study Finds

CHICAGO — Young women with heart disease may take a harder hit from mental stress compared with their male counterparts, a new study suggests. The researchers said the effects of psychological stress, which don’t show up on heart patients’ regular … Continue reading

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