NSF International and NEHA to host Legionella Conference 2019

NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are inviting experts and researchers in public health, sustainability, water management systems and academic communities to share oral and poster presentations at the Legionella Conference 2019, to be held Sept. 11-13 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The second annual Legionella Conference, Building Water…

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs guard against brain haemorrhages

IMAGE: Portrait view more  Credit: Aarhus University The drugs statins, which are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases, also guard against brain haemorrhages. This is the conclusion of most extensive study ever carried out, which thus also rebuffs suspicions of the opposite being true. As well as lowering blood cholesterol, the medication statin also acts to guard…

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Scene City: Barbie Has a 60th Birthday Party in SoHo

Barbie turns 60 this year. And, like some of the guests who turned out last Friday for a birthday party in her honor, she’s had some work done. (She now comes in different body shapes and skin tones.) “Shockingly, Barbie is 60, which is exactly my age,” said Candace Bushnell, the “Sex and the City”…

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Barbara Low, Whose Research Boosted Antibiotics, Dies at 98

Barbara Low, who was among a core of female scientists whose research in the 1940s unleashed a bonanza of lifesaving antibiotics, and whose gumption gained her followers a foothold in a male-dominated field, died on Jan. 10 at her home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. She was 98. Her death was confirmed by…

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Medical News Today: What to know about psoriatic spondylitis

Psoriatic spondylitis is the medical term for a type of psoriatic arthritis that affects the spine and the joints in the pelvis. The symptoms may develop anywhere between the pelvis and the neck. People with psoriatic spondylitis may experience pain, inflammation, and stiffness in their neck and lower back. It can also affect the sacroiliac…

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What to Know if Your Boeing 737 Max 8 Flight Was Canceled

Read more live coverage on the crash and its aftermath here. The A and B groups had already boarded Jesse Damiani’s Southwest Airlines flight, to New Orleans from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, when President Trump announced that Boeing’s 737 Max plane was grounded. “We were waiting for groups C and D to board when we got…

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What can cause a sensitive breast?

Breast sensitivity is not necessarily harmful, and there are several different potential causes. However, sensitivity can sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition. The breasts are complex structures that change as a result of monthly hormonal shifts, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging. Many people experience breast sensitivity, which can increase the likelihood of breast pain.…

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Amazon Pulls 2 Books That Promote Unscientific Autism ‘Cures’

Amazon has removed the online listings for two books that claim to contain cures for autism, a move that follows recent efforts by several social media sites to limit the availability of anti-vaccination and other pseudoscientific material. The books, “Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism” and “Fight Autism and Win,” which had previously been listed…

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Spring Shoe Trends to Start Shopping Now

Shoes can make or break a look. As the true anchor of an outfit, the pair we select can add a whole lot of expression or, conversely, counterbalance something super wild. Whether its own moment or a subtle touch, a few key shapes emerge each season as bonafide trends. We connected with Saks Fifth Avenue…

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