Why Won’t Twitter Help Us Delete Our Tweets?

The most generous interpretation of Twitter’s history is that it’s a company that has learned a lot from the way people use its product. After early users started reposting each others’ tweets accompanied with an “RT” label, Twitter built retweets. After a user proposed using a pound sign to create groups, and people starting doing…

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Medical News Today: This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

What does sleep deprivation do to the way in which we perceive various emotional stimuli? A researcher from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has written a thesis aiming to answer this question. Sleep deprivation makes us more likely to have negative emotional perceptions. Ever felt grumpy after a sleepless night? When we do not manage…

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The End of the Bergdorf Blonde

Image John Barrett in his new salon.CreditDina Litovsky for The New York Times Last week the doors of the John Barrett Salon — the high-end, full-service beauty destination that has occupied the penthouse floor of Bergdorf Goodman for more than two decades — closed for the last time. To some, it was the end of…

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CNIO researchers succeed at removing some types of pancreatic cancer in animal models

Researchers from the Experimental Oncology Group, led by Mariano Barbacid at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), have published in Cancer Cell the results of a study that shows full regression of advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) upon combined inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and c-RAF kinase. This research project was…

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Opioid epidemic may have cost US governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to Penn State researchers. Additionally, the researchers found that Pennsylvania was one of the states with the most lost revenue, with approximately $638.2 million lost to…

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Cancer sufferers’ hair loss misery during chemo could be over

SCIENTISTS at the University of Huddersfield aim to minimise, or eliminate completely, the hair loss that is one of the most distressing side-effects of cancer treatment. They aim to achieve this by combining scalp cooling — already shown to be effective in half of all cases — with a specially formulated shampoo or lotion that…

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Lower pension, shorter life

IMAGE: The poor lag farther and farther behind when it comes to life expectancy. The average number of remaining years at age 65 increases more for men in the highest income… view more  Credit: MPI for Demographic Research Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. On average, men with very…

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Rare gut condition a model for study of genetic diseases

Hirschsprung disease — a rare condition where the failure of gut nerves to develop before birth leads to impaired bowel contractions that prevent infants from passing stool — is more predictable from an individual’s genetic makeup than previously envisioned. This is the finding of a study published online in the April 11 edition of the…

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New study advances treatment options for PTSD

IMAGE: Control viral expression is restricted to the locus coeruleus. Immunohistochemical localization (OV, overlay) of the blank mCherry control virus (mCh, purple) in tyrosine hydroxylase-positive neurons (TH, green) in the LC…. view more  Credit: Stephen Maren/Texas A&M University Dr. Stephen Maren, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, recently published significant research…

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$4.9 million initiative addresses racial disparities in maternal, infant mortality

IMAGE: McClain Sampson, associate professor in the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. view more  Credit: University of Houston Despite being home to a world-class medical center, renowned physicians and high-quality medical treatment, many communities in Houston experience significantly higher infant and maternal death rates. In some areas of Harris County, rates are nearly…

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