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).

dateMar 01, 2010 in Other
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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 ...

dateMar 01, 2010 in Nanophysics
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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).

dateMar 01, 2010 in Cancer
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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 ...

dateMar 01, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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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.

dateMar 01, 2010 in Business
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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.

dateMar 01, 2010 in Health
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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 ...

dateMar 01, 2010 in Health
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