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How Daylight Saving Time Can Kill You | Modern MedEd

There has to be a good reason we still subject ourselves to losing an hour of sleep every spring in the name of daylight saving. Sure, we get in back in November, but what are the benefits? What are the downsides? How about stroke, heart attack, and getting run over by a car? Not to mention it costs $275 million a year  
modernmeded.com
over 1 year ago
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Scientists Engineer An Opioid That May Reduce Pain With Less Risk

Opioids lock to a receptor in the brain that controls pain relief, pleasure and need. A new compound may offer relief without as much risk of addiction or overdose. But it's only been tested in mice.  
npr.org
about 3 years ago
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Homeschooling international status and statistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Homeschooling is legal in many countries. Countries with the most prevalent home education movements include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some countries have highly regulated home education programs as an extension of the compulsory school system; others, such as Germany,[1] have outlawed it entirely. In other countries, while not restricted by law, homeschooling is not socially acceptable or considered undesirable and is virtually non-existent.  
en.wikipedia.org
about 3 years ago
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Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education

Welcome to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.  
ies.ed.gov
about 3 years ago
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Assessment of cardiovascular risk in primary care

A 41 year old white man presented to his general practitioner for a routine blood pressure check. He was asymptomatic and had an initial reading of 154/115 mm Hg. Subsequent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) showed that the average daytime reading was 137/89 mm Hg.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Assessment of cardiovascular risk in primary care

A 41 year old white man presented to his general practitioner for a routine blood pressure check. He was asymptomatic and had an initial reading of 154/115 mm Hg. Subsequent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) showed that the average daytime reading was 137/89 mm Hg.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Renal Function Tests Useful in Gauging Preeclampsia Risk

Early pregnancy elevations in urine protein-to-creatinine ratios and serum creatinine may be useful markers for preeclampsia risk.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Diagnosing cancer early is vital, new figures show

The survival of patients with specific types of cancer, especially lung and ovarian cancer, is substantially lower when diagnosed at a later stage than when diagnosed at an early stage, figures from the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England have shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Diagnosing cancer early is vital, new figures show

The survival of patients with specific types of cancer, especially lung and ovarian cancer, is substantially lower when diagnosed at a later stage than when diagnosed at an early stage, figures from the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England have shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Air pollution is a leading risk factor for stroke, global study shows

Air pollution, including environmental and household pollution, is a leading risk factor for stroke and is associated with nearly one in three strokes worldwide, a large study has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Slow response by FDA to food scares leaves public at risk, watchdog says

US consumers can remain at risk of illness or death for weeks after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware that potentially hazardous food is in the supply chain because the agency lacks policies and procedures to ensure prompt product recalls, the FDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said in a report released 8 June.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Air pollution is a leading risk factor for stroke, global study shows

Air pollution, including environmental and household pollution, is a leading risk factor for stroke and is associated with nearly one in three strokes worldwide, a large study has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Metformin Linked to Lower Neurodegenerative Disease Risk

A retrospective study finds lower rates of dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease in diabetes patients who were long-term users of metformin.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Marijuana, Tobacco in Pregnancy May Compound Risks

Smoking both marijuana and tobacco during pregnancy may create greater health risks than cigarettes alone, according to a recent U.S. study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Schistosomiasis Risk Underestimated in Europe

Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis), a parasitic infection normally confined to the tropics, has spread to parts of Southern Europe, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Being Active Lowers Mortality, CVD Risk in Rich, Poor Countries

"We aimed to answer the question, 'Is physical activity as beneficial throughout the world as it is in high-income countries?' And the answer is 'yes,' " say researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease carries very small risk of failure, researchers find

A team of researchers from Newcastle, UK, have described a new technique that may reduce the risk of serious inherited diseases, although they warned of a small risk that the procedure will fail.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease carries very small risk of failure, researchers find

A team of researchers from Newcastle, UK, have described a new technique that may reduce the risk of serious inherited diseases, although they warned of a small risk that the procedure will fail.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Racial Disparities in Stroke Death Reflect Risk, Not Care

New REGARDS data show that differences in stroke mortality between black and white stroke patients are driven by stroke risk profiles, not inferior care, underlining the need for primary prevention.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New Research Finds Low Risk of Zika Virus at Olympics

New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicenter of the epidemic.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago