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Treating a woman’s elevated blood pressure during pregnancy is safer for her and safe for the baby, a new study shows. The study addresses an age-old belief that reducing elevated blood pressure during pregnancy might lead to reduced growth in the womb and worse health at birth. —> Read More Here
Using an antioxidant to reverse inflammation in the brain caused by a high-fat diet greatly improves symptoms related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The research suggests that butein and other natural compounds that block inflammation in the brain should be vigorously investigated as novel anti-diabetic treatments, he says. —> Read More Here
The vulnerability of the basin to future invaders has been demonstrated by a new study that calls for regulations to mitigate this threat. The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, according to scientists. If no new regulations are enforced, they predict new waves of invasions and identify some species that could invade the Lakes over the next 50 years. —> Read More Here
New deep-brain imaging shows activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviors of mice. Scientists watched as one neuron was activated when a mouse searched for food while a nearly identical neuron next to it remained inactive until the mouse began eating. —> Read More Here
People who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but feeling uncomfortable at the thought of cancer makes them less likely to actually go for the test, finds new research. —> Read More Here
Baby talk is BAD: Researchers say normal speech is easier to understand – and parents should just speak clearly to their child
Speaking more slowly, using a sing-song voice, and using strange words may not, in fact, be the best way to communicate with your child, French and Japanese researchers have revealed. —> Read More Here
Thinking women want sex provides men with an evolutionary advantage when it comes to reproduction, according to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. —> Read More Here
A patient with possible Ebola symptoms is being cared for at UC Davis Medical Center in Davis, Calif., according to FOX40.
The patient first presented with symptoms at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, reports FOX40. While that hospital has resumed almost normal functioning, they have closed their emergency room in order to do a deep clean, and plan to re-open the facility later today.
There currently aren’t any other details about the patient, where he or she came from or what the symptoms were, but the potential case is confirmation of public health authorities’ warnings that the Ebola threat, while declining, is not over.
Ebola was first diagnosed in the U.S. in Sept. 2014, when Liberian man Eric Thomas Duncan was taken via ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas. Duncan died of the disease, but two nurses who contracted the virus from him survived. Since their cases, a few more Ebola scares have cropped up, including in the Denver area and Bethesda, and a lab worker at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was accidentally exposed to the virus but did not end up contracting the disease.
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What would happen if all humans suddenly vanished from the face of the planet? That freaky thought experiment is explored in a new video from YouTube’s AsapSCIENCE (see above).
The video details things that might happen — from shortly after our disappearance to thousands of years after the fact. Cities would be wiped out by fire or other natural disasters, and even the sturdiest buildings and other man-made structures would eventually crumble.
Our pets probably wouldn’t fare so well either, having a hard time holding their own against wolves and other predators. On the positive side, other remaining species — even those whose populations have been decimated by human activity — might bounce back.
The atmosphere might bounce back too, although certain pollutants would stick around for a very long time.
It’s a sobering thought, indeed. —> Read More Here