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Daily Mail
Huddling rats act like 'super-organisms': Study reveals how rodents keep warm by shape-shifting into one terrifying mas
Huddling rats act like 'super-organisms'
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
: Study reveals how rodents keep warm by shape-shifting into one terrifying mass Rats in a huddle rotate so those on the edge are brought into the warmth Behaviour causes the rats to act like a... Read more
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PhysOrg
Huddling rats behave as a 'super-organism'Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at
Huddling rats behave as a 'super-organism'
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at moderate temperatures they cycle between the warm center and the cold edges of the group. In a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology, Jonathan Glancy, Roderich... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ireland will be '€1.7bn better off' with minimum pricing for alcohol | Irish Examiner Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 04:55 PM Ireland is pushin
Ireland will be '€1.7bn better off' with minimum pricing for alcohol
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
| Irish Examiner Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 04:55 PM Ireland is pushing ahead with new laws to create a... Read more
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PhysOrg
Could more intensive farming practices benefit tropical birds?Cattle pasture next to contiguous forest. When further from large forests, low-
Could more intensive farming practices benefit tropical birds?
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Cattle pasture next to contiguous forest. When further from large forests, low-intensity farming loses more total evolutionary history of birds. Credit: David Edwards The world is facing an extinction crisis as more and more forests are converted... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Give Locals Forest Responsibility, Researchers UrgePeople living in and around tropical forests need to play a bigger role in wood
Give Locals Forest Responsibility, Researchers Urge
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
People living in and around tropical forests need to play a bigger role in woodland management to reduce the environmental degradation that affects three-quarters of the world's forests, say researchers. A study published in Science last month (21... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
Plan Your Free Online Education At Lifehacker U: September 2015 EditionYour education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a
Plan Your Free Online Education At Lifehacker U: September 2015 Edition
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 2 days ago
Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly updating guide to improving your life with... Read more
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express
Cancer, arthritis and Alzeimer's treatments to improve under new 'mouse sampling system' A NEW research system will dramatically speed up the discovery of new treatme
Cancer, arthritis and Alzeimer's treatments to improve under new 'mouse sampling system'
express / Posted 2 days ago
A NEW research system will dramatically speed up the discovery of new treatments for age-related diseases such as cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and... Read more
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Bel Marra Health
Rheumatoid arthritis breakthrough: Gene regulating severity of tissue damage identifiedRecently, there was a scientific breakthrough on the diagnosis of rheumatoid ar
Rheumatoid arthritis breakthrough: Gene regulating severity of tissue damage identified
Bel Marra Health / Posted 3 days ago
Recently, there was a scientific breakthrough on the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); a team of researches uncovered a protein that helps regulate the severity of tissue damage caused by RA. This discovery is going to provide a quicker and... Read more
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New Kerala
Novel protein to aid rheumatoid arthritis treatment Researchers have identified a new protein which regulates the severity of tis
Novel protein to aid rheumatoid arthritis treatment
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Researchers have identified a new protein which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and... Read more
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SciDev.net
Give locals forest responsibility, researchers urgePeople living in and around tropical forests need to play a bigger role in wood
Give locals forest responsibility, researchers urge
SciDev.net / Posted 4 days ago
People living in and around tropical forests need to play a bigger role in woodland management to reduce the environmental degradation that affects three-quarters of the world’s forests, say researchers. A study published in Science last month (21... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Scientists identify new protein that regulates severity of tissue damage caused by RAScientists have identified a new protein (C5orf30) which regulates the severity
Scientists identify new protein that regulates severity of tissue damage caused by RA
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
Scientists have identified a new protein (C5orf30) which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and damage to the joints of the feet, hips, knees,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Test could revolutionise arthritis treatmentAPBy testing a patient early on to see if they have the gene, they could then r
Test could revolutionise arthritis treatment
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
APBy testing a patient early on to see if they have the gene, they could then receive more targeted treatment and be fast-tracked for the most powerful medications. London - A simple blood test could revolutionise the treatment of arthritis for... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fluorescence-based assessment of waterDr Elfrida Carstea discusses the FLUORO-BOOST project's findings on the potenti
Fluorescence-based assessment of water
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
Dr Elfrida Carstea discusses the FLUORO-BOOST project's findings on the potential of fluorescence spectroscopy for improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment works. As most chemical compounds contained in water are subjected to light... Read more
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Babyology
What's the best age to start a family? Here's the answerIf you’re 32 and want to start a family, you may want to get a wriggle on. Rese
What's the best age to start a family? Here's the answer
Babyology / Posted 8 days ago
If you’re 32 and want to start a family, you may want to get a wriggle on. Researchers have developed a computer model that suggests the best age to start trying for your first child. All you need to decide is whether you want one, two or three kids.... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study shows plant species' genetic responses to climate changeSemi-natural grassland plots at Buxton Climate Change Impacts Lab. Credit: Univ
Study shows plant species' genetic responses to climate change
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
Semi-natural grassland plots at Buxton Climate Change Impacts Lab. Credit: University of Liverpool A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the genetic diversity of wild plant species could be altered rapidly by anthropogenic climate... Read more
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thebee
Eat Healthily For A Good Heart, Say ExpertsThe benefits of taking medicine to combat obesity have been "exaggerated," acco
Eat Healthily For A Good Heart, Say Experts
thebee / Posted 9 days ago
The benefits of taking medicine to combat obesity have been "exaggerated," according to scientists. Instead, doctors are advised to promote the advantages of eating a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet and of stopping smoking. The opinion piece... Read more
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Bolton News
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts A diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, fish and o
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
A diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, fish and olive oil can cut the risk of heart disease, say researchers. Doctors should promote the powerful... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Croydon Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Northern Echo
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsThe opinion piece, written in the journal Open Heart, said other changes, such
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Northern Echo / Posted 9 days ago
The opinion piece, written in the journal Open Heart, said other changes, such as stopping smoking, also had major benefits. Dr Aseem Malhotra, from Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, James DiNicolantonio, from the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Kingston Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Oxford Mail / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Streatham Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Bury Times
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Bury Times / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Gazette
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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guardian-series
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
guardian-series / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Harrow Times
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Harrow Times / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Gazette News
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
Gazette News / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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This is West Country
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say expertsDoctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusin
Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts
This is West Country / Posted 9 days ago
Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not be ignored but the benefits of medicines to tackle the... Read more
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Independent
Stop counting calories and start a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet, health experts urgeWriting in a leading medical journal, they argue that the importance of calorie
Stop counting calories and start a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet, health experts urge
Independent / Posted 9 days ago
Writing in a leading medical journal, they argue that the importance of calorie-counting has been overplayed by the food and weight loss industries, at the expense of wider public understanding of the benefits of a nutritionally balanced diet that... Read more
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walesonline
History students...fancy being tutored by a Wolf Hall expert?A picture from the BBC drama Wolf Hall Expert on the Tudors, Medici and Borgia
History students...fancy being tutored by a Wolf Hall expert?
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
A picture from the BBC drama Wolf Hall Expert on the Tudors, Medici and Borgias She answered questions about everything from the shape of Tudor coffins to what sort of hat a cardinal should wear on various occasions. And she also researched in... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Bryony Hollands: Dad's heartbreaking tribute after fatal crashOn Friday 19-year-old Bryony Hollands was killed when she was hit by a car whil
Bryony Hollands: Dad's heartbreaking tribute after fatal crash
Nottingham Post / Posted 10 days ago
On Friday 19-year-old Bryony Hollands was killed when she was hit by a car while walking with her boyfriend Ben Evans along Woodthorpe Drive in Nottingham. Here her father Mark Hollands pays a heartbreaking tribute to his generous and talented... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Aborted Dreams of a Pilot and His PassengersChiemelie Ezeobi writes that the recent crash of Sikorsky S-76 Bristow in Lagos
Aborted Dreams of a Pilot and His Passengers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that the recent crash of Sikorsky S-76 Bristow in Lagos not only brought anguish to the bereaved families of the six deceased persons, but also saw the dreams of a 26-year-old pilot aborted abruptly At about 6.19am, on... Read more
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PhysOrg
Scientists warn only 'simplified', degraded tropical forest may remain by end of centuryA logged canopy emergent in Brazilian Amazonia. If protected from further impac
Scientists warn only 'simplified', degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
A logged canopy emergent in Brazilian Amazonia. If protected from further impacts, selectively logged forest retains most biodiversity and much carbon. Credit: David Edwards A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world's remaining tropical... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Woodthorpe Drive death crash: Family of student victim thank strangers for trying to save her lifeThe family of a 19-year-old student killed after a car ploughed into two pedest
Woodthorpe Drive death crash: Family of student victim thank strangers for trying to save her life
Nottingham Post / Posted 12 days ago
The family of a 19-year-old student killed after a car ploughed into two pedestrians have thanked the strangers who rushed to try to save her life. Bryony Hollands, pictured, was walking down Woodthorpe Drive when she was hit by a white Mercedes on... Read more
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Salon.com
The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing In 1978, Dr. Dabney Ewin, a sur
The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing In 1978, Dr. Dabney Ewin, a surgeon specializing in burns, was on duty in a New Orleans emergency room when a man was brought in on a gurney. A worker at the Kaiser Aluminum plant, the patient had... Read more
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New Kerala
How MRI scanners can also help combat cancerous tumours In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have revealed that MRI scanners can
How MRI scanners can also help combat cancerous tumours
New Kerala / Posted 13 days ago
In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have revealed that MRI scanners can also steer tumor busting viruses to specific target sites within the body. A team led by Munitta Muthana of the... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Long working hours may lead to strokeBy Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter Working long hours may increa
Long working hours may lead to stroke
News-Medical-Net / Posted 14 days ago
By Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter Working long hours may increase people’s risk of having a stroke, shows a meta-analysis published in The Lancet. “Our findings suggest that more attention should be paid to the management of vascular... Read more
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PhysOrg
Smart dressings speed healing of chronic woundsResearchers at Swinburne University of Technology are developing innovative nan
Smart dressings speed healing of chronic wounds
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are developing innovative nanofibre meshes that might draw bacteria out of wounds and speed up the healing process. The research is the focus of Swinburne PhD candidate Martina Abrigo, who received... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers China's emissions were found to be around 14% lower than thought This week i
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 15 days ago
China's emissions were found to be around 14% lower than thought This week in numbers has seen some surprising electric vehicle developments and exciting new figures for renewable energy and e-waste... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Stroke more likely if you work long hours, major study findsPeople who work long hours are at a greater risk of stroke and coronary heart d
Stroke more likely if you work long hours, major study finds
News-Medical-Net / Posted 15 days ago
People who work long hours are at a greater risk of stroke and coronary heart disease than people who work a standard week, according to the largest study of the issue to date, published in The Lancet. The research showed that working for 55 hours... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Hard work really can kill, as longer hours increase risk of strokeIt is thought that the stress of long hours can trigger biological changes in t
Hard work really can kill, as longer hours increase risk of stroke
Daily Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
It is thought that the stress of long hours can trigger biological changes in the body which, over time, can lead to deadly disease. “Health professionals should be aware that working long hours is associated with a significantly increased risk of... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Working longer hours ‘increases stroke risk’The likely toll of long working hours is revealed in a major new study which sh
Working longer hours ‘increases stroke risk’
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 16 days ago
The likely toll of long working hours is revealed in a major new study which shows that employees still at their desks into the evening run an increased risk of stroke – and the longer the hours they put in, the higher the risk. The largest study... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Recycling e-waste could be worth up to €3.7bn by 2020 On top of the significant revenue gain, more effective recovery of materials
Recycling e-waste could be worth up to €3.7bn by 2020
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 17 days ago
On top of the significant revenue gain, more effective recovery of materials could be environmentally beneficial by reducing manufacturers' reliance on natural resources Efficient recycling of... Read more
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