Colorectal cancer patients need colonoscopy after cancer resection

It is critically important that colorectal cancer patients undergo colonoscopy after surgery to ensure that they do not have a second colon cancer, and to find and remove any additional polyps. According to new recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Socie...

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First detection of super-earth atmosphere

For the first time astronomers were able to analyse the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super-Earths. Using data gathered with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and new analysis techniques, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e is revealed to ha...

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Oxygen was present in the atmosphere much earlier than previously assumed

Reconstructing the emergence and evolution of life on our planet is tightly linked to the questions as to when and to what extent Earth's atmosphere became oxygenated. New geological studies based on data from Western Greenland indicate that small leve...

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Beavers bring environmental benefits

A study into the ecology and habitat engineering of beavers reintroduced to Scotland has found the creatures bring numerous benefits to the environment.

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Care, disease management and sociobehavioral interventions in China and Australia

A Sino-Australian forum is the theme of the new issue of Family Medicine and Community Health. Australia and China share a number of similar health policy challenges. Both countries are working to reduce gaps in health services accessibility and in hea...

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Cyber thieves making millions in profits

Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal enterprise marked by the high-profile data breaches of major companies such as Target and Home Depot.

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New guide from AGS, NHTSA a green light to promoting safe driving for older adults

A newly updated guide from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) walks through key issues, opportunities, and challenges faced by older drivers, their healthcare professionals, and their ca...

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Male cancer survivors less likely to reproduce

Young male cancer survivors are three times as likely to turn to assisted fertilization to have children as males without a cancer diagnosis.This knowledge makes it possible to develop concrete treatment protocols, which affect fertility to a lesser de...

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There are always bacteria lurking in dental equipment, suggests research

Bacteria lurking in the water lines at the dentist's office are tougher than we thought, according to a new paper published in Water Research. The study reveals that the disinfectants recommended by companies that manufacture the water lines don't actu...

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Social media face threats affect relationships; communication helps

Grounded in theory, D. Yvette Wohn, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the information systems department at NJIT's College of Computing Sciences, explores the relationship between humans and technology using fundamental research tactics.

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What does turbulence have in common with an epidemic?

Fluid flows can take one of two forms: well-ordered 'laminar' or highly disordered 'turbulent' motion. Although everyday experience shows that laminar motion in simple shear flows as in pipes or channels gives way to turbulence as the flow speed increa...

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Adderall misuse rising among young adults

While the number of prescriptions for the stimulant Adderall has remained unchanged among young adults, misuse and emergency room visits related to the drug have risen dramatically in this group, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health rese...

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