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Study finds 15 minutes of moderate daily exercise lengthens life

Public release date: 15-Aug-2011

Health benefits of physical activity found to begin before people reach the half-hour standard

HOUSTON — Taiwanese who exercise for 15 minutes a day, or 92 minutes per week, extended their expected lifespan by three years compared to people who are inactive, according to a study published today in The Lancet.

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Tsar Nikita and His Scientists

Once upon a time, a Russian tsar named Nikita had forty daughters:

                Every one from top to toe

                Was a captivating creature,

                Perfect—but for one lost feature. 503 more words


Lancet Editors Raise More Questions About Prominent Harvard Stem Cell Researcher

There’s more trouble for Piero Anversa, the prominent and controversial stem cell researcher.

Today the Lancet issued an expression of concern about an influential, much-cited stem cell paper.  65 more words

Policy & Ethics

Patients given lab-grown vaginas, nostrils

LONDON – Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. 548 more words


Harvard-Brigham heart researcher under investigation earns Lancet Expression of Concern

On Tuesday, we broke the news of the retraction in Circulation of a paper on cardiac stem cells by a group of researchers being investigated by Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 402 more words

United States

The Homeopathic Cure of The Economist

It has long been held that unless you have studied the literature surrounding it and put it to an appropriate test, if you can’t say anything good about homeopathy, don’t say anything at all, because it will probably come off looking vituperative, read like a caviling complaint, stupid and flat out wrong. 818 more words

A Blueprint For Failure

I don’t know the first thing about architecture, but for some reason, somebody has entrusted me to design a building. It is going to be a house. 1,480 more words

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