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Human impacts on the deep seafloor

Scientists have for the first time estimated the physical footprint of human activities on the deep seafloor of the North East Atlantic. The findings published in the journal PLoS ONE reveal that the area disturbed by bottom ...

dateSep 14, 2010 in Environment
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Dark chocolate lowers blood pressure

For people with hypertension, eating dark chocolate can significantly reduce blood pressure. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine combined the results of 15 studies into the effects of flavanols, the ...

dateJun 28, 2010 in Health
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To increase physical activity, focus on how, not why

Most people know that exercise is important to maintain and improve health; however, sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at all-time highs and have become major national issues. In a new study, University of Missouri ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Health
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Cardiac wakeup call for Canadian kids

Poor sleep patterns and lack of proper sleep could be threatening thousands of Canadian adolescents with premature heart disease and stroke, warns Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Brian McCrindle, a pediatric cardiologist ...

dateOct 26, 2010 in Health
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Beating depression with exercise

Having trouble sticking to your new year’s resolution to hit the gym three times a week? What if you knew that exercising could stave off Alzheimer’s? What if your motivations weren’t about just about improving ...

dateJan 25, 2011 in Health
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Engineers introduce rehab robot HARMONY

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton that could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Robotics
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