The Look: From MySpace to the Streets of Lagos

the look Rock music has emerged from the digital underground in Nigeria. Photographs by Jan Hoek and Stephen Tayo Text by Edwin Okolo Produced by Eve Lyons Jan. 19, 2019 Image Henry Uche, also known as GothicHenri, calls himself a vampire. In conservative Nigeria, his manner of dress and musical taste draw scrutiny.CreditJan Hoek and…

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Why Do We Hurt Robots?

A hitchhiking robot was beheaded in Philadelphia. A security robot was punched to the ground in Silicon Valley. Another security bot, in San Francisco, was covered in a tarp and smeared with barbecue sauce. Why do people lash out at robots, particularly those that are built to resemble humans? It’s a global phenomenon. In a…

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Medical News Today: Key brain area plays a crucial role in addiction

New research finds that the cerebellum, a large part of the human brain that scientists thought was primarily involved in motor control, may play a key role in reward-seeking and social behaviors. The findings may help inform future therapies for treating addiction. New research suggests the brain’s cerebellum may explain addiction. Recent research has hinted…

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Yoga and Veterans: A Different Kind of Warrior

To casual observers of either military service or the practice of yoga, the path from Oorah to Om may not seem obvious. But the intersection of yogi and veteran is natural if unexpected, beginning with the five classic yoga poses known as warriors. While veterans make up a small percentage of yoga instructors, their ranks…

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Medical News Today: What role does the immune system play in hypertension?

Millions of people in the United States and across the world have hypertension, a condition that, without proper management, can contribute to the risk of heart disease and stroke. Specialist white blood cells play an important role in the regulation of blood pressure, a new study finds. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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UNIST researcher recognized with 2018 Merck Life Science Awards

IMAGE: This is Jun Ho Lee, a doctoral student in Life Sciences at UNIST, named a recipient of Merck’s 2018 Life Science Awards. view more  Credit: UNIST Jun Ho Lee, a doctroral student in Life Sciences at UNIST, has been named as a recipient of Merck’s 2018 Life Science Awards in Tumor Biology, receiving the grand…

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New York City Food Carts Get Their First Report Cards

One day last month, a New York City health inspector showed up at the juice cart at 54th Street and Avenue of the Americas where Long Huynh works. The inspector spent about an hour examining ingredients for freshness, and making sure the work equipment and surfaces were spotless and organized. “He got up all inside…

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The New Old Age: Hospitals Stopped Readmitting Medicare Patients So Often. Was That a Good Thing?

Image CreditCraig Frazier It was a well-intended policy. Almost all parties agree on that much. A decade ago, when Medicare beneficiaries were discharged from hospitals, one in five returned within a month. Older people faced the risks of hospitalization all over again: infections, deconditioning, delirium, subsequent nursing home stays. And preventable readmissions were costing Medicare…

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The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?

Prince Philip, the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, overturned his Land Rover on Thursday in a car crash on a rural road north of London. He was unhurt; two women in an oncoming minivan suffered scrapes and a broken wrist. It’s not known exactly what happened or who was at fault. The…

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Medical News Today: Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that affects the bowels. Without treatment, symptoms can get worse, and the inflammation may spread further along the colon, which can lead to complications. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. In people with ulcerative colitis, an overactive immune system attacks the lining of the colon, causing…

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