Q&A: In Space, No One Can Hear Your Teeth Chatter

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. How cold is space? A. It depends on the location, but according to NASA, the average temperature of the void between galaxies, away from hot suns and the like, is about minus 454 degrees Fahrenheit. Across the broad reaches of space, this average temperature has been measured at a remarkably constant…

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Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared.

Excerpted from “An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System,” published on Tuesday by William Morrow. Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate…

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Health inequality threatening more adolescents worldwide than ever before

A detailed global study of the health and well being of the world’s 1.8 billion adolescents and young adults reveals a growing inequality — and greater health challenges than those faced 25 years ago. Of the 1.8 billion adolescents aged 10-24, an additional 250 million worldwide are living in countries where they face a triple…

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Study suggests hip replacement patients can skip hip precautions

Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in New York City. Eliminating standard precautions in this population did not increase the risk of hip dislocation, according to the…

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El Camino Hospital first in California to offer new treatment for severe COPD/emphysema

IMAGE: El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in California to have successfully performed the new and recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lung valve treatment for… view more  Credit: Pulmonx Corporation — www.MyLungsMyLife.com Mountain View, Calif. — March 11, 2019 — El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital…

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Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes

IMAGE: Adolescent and young-adult e-cigarette users report tempting e-juice flavors as a leading reason for use. They are more interested in experimenting with fruit-, candy-, or menthol-flavored e-cigarettes than with tobacco-flavored,… view more  Credit: Norris Cotton Cancer Center LEBANON, NH — E-cigarettes were initially intended as a smoking cessation tool, yet vaping has skyrocketed among kids…

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Gene behind long-recognized mitochondrial disease has highly varied effects

Philadelphia, March 12, 2019—For more than two decades, mutations in a gene located in the DNA of mitochondria have been classified as a mitochondrial disease and linked to a particular set of symptoms. However, according to new findings from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), mutations in this gene, which encodes an essential part…

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Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

IMAGE: A Purdue University team created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. view more  Credit: Wenzhuo Wu/Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries — which are now helping to lead…

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