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In a heartbeat: new model shows that filaments in heart muscle cells don’t automatically keep the beat
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A program that included scattered-site supportive housing using rent supplements and case management services led to more stable housing for homeless adults with mental illness in four cities in Canada, compared with usual access to existing housing and community services — but the intervention did not result in significant improvements in health-related quality of life, according to the study. —> Read More Here
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The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe.
What’s the average penis size? The results are in, and they show it takes less to be well-endowed than you might think.
The average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches (13.12 centimeters) and the average circumference is 4.59 inches (11.66 centimeters), according to a new analysis of penis length studies involving more than 15,000 men around the world. As for a flaccid penis, the average length is 3.61 inches (9.16 centimeters) and the average circumference is 3.66 inches (9.31 centimeters).
It looks like Jonah Falcon is an even bigger outlier than we realized…
The British researchers behind the analysis say theirs is the first systematic review of penis size measurements.
“We wanted to be able to help men and their doctors with a definitive paper since there are many contradictory reports from small or poor quality studies,” study co-author Dr. Gordon Muir, a urological surgeon at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, told The Huffington Post in an email. “Many men live lives of misery and shame, or undergo harmful and unproven interventions, due to a false belief they are abnormal.”
Muir and his colleagues reviewed 20 studies of the penis measurements —> Read More Here
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