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LGBT Health Awareness Week initiates safer sex awareness for all

Mar 28, 15 LGBT Health Awareness Week initiates safer sex awareness for all

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Yesterday marked the final day of LGBT Health Awareness Week, which helped to spread awareness of the health issues and struggles that members of the LGBT community face. Obviously, every community, every individual, faces a plethora of health issues; however, this week focused on those issues in the LGBT community, in particular the sexual health issues.

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The anatomy of the perfect spokesperson, according to science

Mar 28, 15 The anatomy of the perfect spokesperson, according to science

Posted by in Science

What goes through your head when deciding whether or not to purchase an item? It’s likely that quality and price are important factors, but what about the appearance of the model advertising the product or the salesperson attempting to sell it? Science suggests that these factors may be just as important as the product itself when it comes to the consumer’s decision to purchase.

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New technology uses infrared light to ‘paint’ tissue samples

Mar 28, 15 New technology uses infrared light to ‘paint’ tissue samples

Posted by in Health, Technology

Old-world methods for analyzing bodily tissue for disease diagnosis involve applying a chemical stain or dye over and over again, so that transparent tissue can show malformations in greater relief. It leaves more room for that inevitable variable: human error. A new contender could be on the horizon.

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New tool predicts worldwide heart disease by country

Mar 28, 15 New tool predicts worldwide heart disease by country

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), like heart attack and stroke, are one of the four main types of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), NCDs kill 38 million people each year — and Globorisk, a newly developed risk factor equation, might reduce these numbers.

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Colliding galaxy clusters may hold clues to dark matter

Mar 28, 15 Colliding galaxy clusters may hold clues to dark matter

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Astronomers have found that dark matter interacts with itself less than previously thought. In an effort to learn more about dark matter, astronomers observed how galaxy clusters collide with each other -- an event that could hold clues about the mysterious invisible matter that makes up most of the mass of the Universe.

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Building the perfect chocolate bar, for science

Mar 27, 15 Building the perfect chocolate bar, for science

Posted by in Health, Science

Chocolate-lovers, rejoice! Pretty soon we’ll all be able to indulge our sweet tooth without wasting a cheat day. A recent study has revealed a new process for manufacturing chocolate that would not only improve its taste, but would also help retain some of the healthy antioxidants that are lost during the roasting process.

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This ‘magic button’ could save a life

Mar 27, 15 This ‘magic button’ could save a life

Posted by in Health, Technology

In two months, a girl named Stephanie will graduate nursing school and start a new life in Colorado. It will be a happy time. A time for celebration. A time for joy. But for Stephanie, life hasn’t always been so joyful.

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NASA outlines plans for Asteroid Redirect Mission

Mar 27, 15 NASA outlines plans for Asteroid Redirect Mission

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NASA, on Wednesday, announced its plans to test new capabilities in the mid-2020s for sending humans on deep-space expeditions, including missions to Mars. The project, called the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), is expected to be launched in 2020.

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The funny way to make people reveal their secrets

Mar 27, 15 The funny way to make people reveal their secrets

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The late Maya Angelou shared this tidbit of advice: “Don't trust people who don't laugh.” Gaining someone’s trust begins only when you appear more trustworthy, but like Angelou stated, science suggests laughter may be the way into the circle of trust.

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Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis

Mar 27, 15 Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis

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As health organizations promote World Tuberculosis Day, a date dedicated to raising awareness about one of the planet’s deadliest diseases, a surprising method for detecting tuberculosis (TB) is being tested - using giant rats with a super sense of smell to sniff it out.

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