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Vitamin D supplementation can decrease risk of respiratory infections in children

Wintertime infection risk cut in half among children with very low initial vitamin D levels

A study conducted in Mongolian schoolchildren supports the possibility that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of respiratory infections in winter. 815 more words

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UVC Light Kills Wound Bacteria

27 JUL 2012

Ultraviolet (UVC) light can eradicate wound-infecting bacteria on mice increasing both survival and healing rates, according to a paper in the July 2012 issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 318 more words

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Xenon exposure shown to erase traumatic memories

Potential new treatment for people with PTSD

Belmont, MA — McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders. 665 more words

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Coffee consumption inversely associated with risk of most common form of skin cancer

29 JUL 2012

PHILADELPHIA — Increasing the number of cups of caffeinated coffee you drink could lower your risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 556 more words

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Uncontrollable anger prevalent among US youth

29 JUL 2012

Intermittent Explosive Disorder affects up to 6 million US adolescents

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adolescents have experienced an anger attack that involved threatening violence, destroying property or engaging in violence toward others at some point in their lives. 451 more words

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What Can Crowdsourcing Do?

I’m often asked questions about crowdsourcing. Usually, they’re revolving around this central theme: what can crowdsourcing do? Can crowdsourcing solve this problem? Can crowdsourcing solve that problem? 431 more words