36 Hours in Kobe, Japan

In 1868, after more than two centuries of isolationism, the opening of the port of Kobe brought a wave of international influences to this sunny city on the main Japanese island of Honshu. These days visitors will find Western-style mansions built by foreign diplomats, music influenced by the United States, and dim sum in the…

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Conflicting laws may keep contaminated needles in circulation, add to hep-C cases

IMAGE: Sharing contaminated needles is the most common reason people contract hepatitis C. A recent study led by Steve Davis, a researcher in the WVU School of Public Health, suggests fear… view more  Credit: WVU MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Acute hepatitis C infections rose 98 percent between 2010 and 2015 nationwide, largely because more people were injecting drugs. Using…

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Research calls for analysis of corporate ethics in the global sports industry

IMAGE: Dr Geoffrey Kohe view more  Credit: University of Kent A new book co-written by a University of Kent sports scientist recommends corporations and organisations engage more effectively with communities – rather than taking a ‘top down’ approach – to improve relationships and outcomes in the sport sector. Such outcomes include approaches to the financial resourcing…

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New in the Hastings Center Report: Federal right-to-try, the gamification of science, & more

IMAGE: Hastings Center Report, March-April 2019. view more  Credit: On the cover: Somebody Wants to Know, by Ludovic Laffineur, soft pastel on paper, 120 x 85 cm. Courtesy of the artist. www.ludoviclaffineur.be Federal Right to Try: Where Is It Going?Kelly Folkers, Carolyn Chapman, and Barbara Redman Many patients with terminal or serious illness who have exhausted…

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Low awareness of hypertension and diabetes in China elderly causing public health concerns

April 25, 2019 — Awareness and diagnoses of hypertension and diabetes in China has been limited, resulting in compromised treatment, and increased screening did not lead to significant improvements, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Findings are online in the journal BMC Public Health. Until now, there was…

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Healthy aging entails reorganization of function in prefrontal brain areas

Researchers from HSE University and York University have become the first to analyse the results of 82 functional neuroimaging studies on working memory mechanisms in different adult age groups. The meta-analyses showed that across studies the agreement of various areas of the prefrontal cortex decreases with ageing, suggesting reorganization of brain function during healthy aging.…

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