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  • Study proves activity helps maintain mobility as we age

    Source: University of Florida Shands Medical Center A new University of Florida study shows daily moderate physical activity may mean the difference between seniors being able to keep up everyday activities or becoming housebound. In fact, moderate...
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...
  • Proposed Fed rule gives mixed signals on rates: study

    A rule that some U.S. lawmakers want the Federal Reserve to follow when setting monetary policy is now giving conflicting signals on where interest rates should be, a San Francisco Fed study published on Monday showed. The so-called Taylor rule, named...
  • Meet the snobocrats

    Last week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber, one of prominent architects of Obamacare, was exposed as little more than an elitist fraud. Gruber was caught on videotape expressing the haughty attitude that drove the...
  • Obama's policies too often depict blacks as victims

    Obama's policies too often depict blacks as victims
    If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes. Under the Obama administration, both the Department of...
  • For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments

    For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments
    Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations. On other campuses, subjects on treadmills are monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate....
  • How 'together' can motivate us at work

    How 'together' can motivate us at work
    If there's one thing we human beings are good at, it's finding extremely complicated and wildly ineffective ways of addressing problems that really aren't that hard to solve. The workplace, more than any other arena, highlights that skillful ineptitude....
  • Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different

    Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different
    One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large...
  • Immune response may explain worse flu symptoms among pregnant women

    Immune response may explain worse flu symptoms among pregnant women
    Women who get the flu while pregnant have a much higher risk of hospitalization and death and are four times more likely to deliver a premature baby. During the 1918 epidemic, in fact, the death rate among pregnant women was at least 28 times that of...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data

    Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data
    Calling the world's wealth of health data a formidable "engine of discovery," the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded $32 million in grants in a bid to make huge biomedical data sets accessible to researchers the world over. NIH Director...