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Is city biking hazardous to your health?

People used to say that exercising in New York City was like smoking a pack of cigarettes. Luckily, conditions have vastly improved, according to a recent NYC Health Department report, but some areas of the ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Environment
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The cost of Chinese air pollution

China's fabled air pollution assaulted Linda Greer, J76, the moment she arrived in Beijing in 2008, on her first trip there for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "I literally could not see down the block," she ...

dateJan 23, 2015 in Environment
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Smartphones, drones, to save lives in Malawi

A mobile phone equipped to measure heart rate, body temperature and breathing, with a digital medical manual for health care staff. Unmanned drones that can drop medicine and collect blood samples in remote areas. Researchers ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Other
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New delivery system for Viagra ingredient

Scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of a potential new delivery system for the biological signaling agent responsible for the effects of Viagra. It could be used to deliver the ...

dateJun 22, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Gifts from the Gila monster

Who would have thought that Gila monster saliva would be the inspiration for a blockbuster new drug for Type 2 diabetes? Or that medicines for chronic pain, heart attacks, high blood pressure and stroke would emerge from ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Other
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