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A New Cyber Concern: Hack Attacks on Medical Devices
Personal Grooming Products May Be Harming Great Lakes Marine Life
Location May Stymie Wind and Solar Power Benefits
Lead Costs Developing Economies Nearly $1 Trillion Annually
Sweet ‘n Sour: A Common Sugar May Help Pathogens Conquer the Human Gut
NIH Will Curb Research on Chimps
Is Age the Main Factor in Nelson Mandela's Lung Infection?
Gut Microbes Spur Liver Cancer in Obese Mice
A Father's Genetic Quest Pays Off
EPA Defends Chemical Testing of Low-Dose Hormone Effects
Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 U.S. farm sites
E-cigarettes may help smokers quit, study suggests
Breast-fed children more likely to climb the social ladder
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Woman drinks only soda for 16 years, suffers heart problems
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  A New Cyber Concern: Hack Attacks on Medical Devices
Computer viruses do not discriminate. Malware prowling the cybersphere for bank information and passwords does not distinguish between a home computer or a hospital machine delivering therapy to a patient. Even if a radiation therapy machine, say, is infiltrated unintentionally, malware could theoretically cause radiation doses to spike.
  Personal Grooming Products May Be Harming Great Lakes Marine Life
Three of the five Great Lakes—Huron, Superior and Erie—are awash in plastic. But it's not the work of a Christo-like landscape artist covering the waterfront. Rather, small plastic beads, known as micro plastic, are the offenders, according to survey results to be published this summer in Marine Pollution Bulletin. "The highest counts were in the micro plastic category, less than a millimeter in diameter," explained chemist Sherri "Sam" Mason of the State University of New York at Fredonia, who led the Great Lakes plastic pollution survey last July.
  Location May Stymie Wind and Solar Power Benefits
Wind farms and solar installations are often located in places where they will have the least impact on climate and health, a report finds. These renewable energies emit less carbon dioxide and air pollution than burning fossil fuels for electricity. But the windiest and sunniest places in the United States — such as the southwestern plains and deserts — are not always the most socially and environmentally beneficial sites for wind turbines and solar panels.
  Lead Costs Developing Economies Nearly $1 Trillion Annually
Childhood lead exposure is costing developing countries $992 billion annually due to reductions in IQs and earning potential, according to a new study published today. The report by New York University researchers is the first to calculate the economic cost of children exposed to lead in Africa, Asia, Latin America and other developing regions. The researchers found that, despite major declines in exposure in the United States and Europe, lead is still harming brains and bottom lines in poorer regions around the world.
  Sweet ‘n Sour: A Common Sugar May Help Pathogens Conquer the Human Gut
When fighting battles in the gut, pathogens that cause food poisoning may have a secret weapon. Natural ubiquitous sugar may help invading bacteria defeat the body’s natural microbiota.
  NIH Will Curb Research on Chimps
In a landmark decision, the National Institutes of Health announced today that it will drastically scale back its research on chimpanzees, humans’ closest living relatives. The agency expects to retire about 310 chimps out of a population of 360 that it owns and has available for research.
  Is Age the Main Factor in Nelson Mandela's Lung Infection?
On June 8 former South African president and cultural icon Nelson Mandela, 94, was hospitalized for a recurring lung infection. As his health remains “critical but stable,” questions arise about the cause of Mandela’s infections, which began when he contracted tuberculosis during his time as a political prisoner. One factor may be extremely relevant: Mandela’s advanced age.
  Gut Microbes Spur Liver Cancer in Obese Mice
The gut bacteria of obese mice unleash high levels of an acid that promotes liver cancer, reveals one of the first studies to uncover a mechanism for the link between obesity and cancer. The research is published today in Nature.
  A Father's Genetic Quest Pays Off
Hugh Rienhoff says that his nine-year-old daughter, Bea, is “a fire cracker”, “a tomboy” and “a very sassy, impudent girl”. But in a forthcoming research paper, he uses rather different terms, describing her hypertelorism (wide spacing between the eyes) and bifid uvula (a cleft in the tissue that hangs from the back of the palate). Both are probably features of a genetic syndrome that Rienhoff has obsessed over since soon after Bea’s birth in 2003.
  EPA Defends Chemical Testing of Low-Dose Hormone Effects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that current testing of hormone-altering chemicals is adequate for detecting low-dose effects that may jeopardize health. This comes in response to a report written last year by 12 scientists who criticized the government’s decades old-strategy for testing the safety of many chemicals found in the environment and in consumer products.
  Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 U.S. farm sites
A swine virus deadly to young pigs, and never before seen in North America, has spiked to 199 sites in 13 states - nearly double the number of farms and other locations from earlier this month. Iowa, the largest U.S. hog producer, has the most sites testing positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: 102 sites, as of June 10. The state raises on average 30 million hogs each year, according to the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
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