Archive: 03/1/2010

New tool to predict early death or hospital readmission

A new tool can help physicians predict the likelihood of death or readmission to hospital for patients within 30 days of discharge from hospital, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Mar 01, 2010
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New approach could produce multifunction nanodevices

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a new approach for creating powerful nanodevices, and their discoveries could pave the way for other researchers to begin more widespread ...

Mar 01, 2010
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A primer on aspirating breast lumps

A patient with a breast lump that has no features suggesting cancer should still be immediately evaluated, according to a primer for physicians in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Mar 01, 2010
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Darkness increases dishonest behavior

Darkness can conceal identity and encourage moral transgressions; thus Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in "Worship" in The Conduct of Life (1860), "as gaslight is the best nocturnal police, so the universe protects itself by pitiless ...

Mar 01, 2010
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Computer chip sales up in January: SIA

Worldwide semiconductor sales rose 47.2 percent in January over a year ago and were 0.3 percent higher than the previous month, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported Monday.

Mar 01, 2010
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HRT and cataract risk; smoking and uveitis

Intriguing findings on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and cataract risk, and on smoking and uveitis risk are reported in this month's Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Mar 01, 2010
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Probing Question: Is snoring dangerous?

Homer Simpson does it. Dagwood Bumstead does it. Snoring is a cartoon classic, but if you live with a snorer, it's anything but funny. The nocturnal noise can ruin a good night's sleep, or worse, can be a ...

Mar 01, 2010
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