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MERS Virus Doesn't Spread Easily in Households, Study Suggests
The virus that causes MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) spreads among people within households at a lower rate than seasonal flu viruses, a new study suggests.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

Quakes Keep Shaking Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano
Earthquakes are still rocking Iceland as lava pushes through a long underground fissure near the ice-covered Bardarbunga volcano.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

Does Kids' Sipping a Parent's Drink Harm Them?
A young child's sipping or tasting alcohol may not be an early signal that they will have drinking problems or behavior problems later. Rather, sipping may reflect their parents' attitudes toward children drinking alcohol, according to a new study.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

Polyp removal doesn't always signal raised colon cancer risk, study says
(HealthDay)—Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:04:32 GMT

MERS virus doesn't seem to spread easily, study finds
(HealthDay)—People infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus are unlikely to pass it to others in their household, a new study suggests.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:04:32 GMT

The high cost of hot flashes: Millions in lost wages preventable
The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:04:32 GMT

Memories 'flipped' from bad to good
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

Concerns grow over Iceland volcano
Overnight earthquakes raise fears that magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

First study of brain activation in MS using fNIRS
Using functional near infrared spectroscopy, researchers showed differential brain activation patterns between people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. This is first MS study to examine brain activation using fNIRS during a cognitive task.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

Encyclopedia of how genomes function gets much bigger
A big step in understanding the mysteries of the human genome has been unveiled in the form of three analyses that provide the most detailed comparison yet of how the genomes of the fruit fly, roundworm, and human function. The analyses will likely offer insights into how the information in the human genome regulates development, and how it is responsible for diseases.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

Tracking spending among commercially insured
Recent growth in health care spending for commercially insured individuals is due primarily to increases in prices for medical services, rather than increased use, according to a new study. Increases in health care spending for commercially insured beneficiaries were principally the result of increases in prices (how much medical services cost) -- especially for outpatient services -- rather than increases in utilization (how much medical care is received), researchers conclude.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:10:07 GMT

Sheepdogs found to use simple rules to herd sheep
Sscientists used GPS technology to understand how sheepdogs do their jobs so well.
World Science, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:48:22 GMT

Movie recreates in detail past visit to far-off moon
Scientists working with NASA restored 1989 footage from the Voyager 2 spacecraft to make a map and film of Neptune's moon Triton.
World Science, Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:48:22 GMT

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