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Fast Food Intake Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease in Singapore

ScienceDaily (July 2, 2012)

10 Jul 2012

The dangers of fast food are well documented; the portions are often larger and the food is generally high in calories and low in nutrients. Now, University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have examined the eating habits of residents in Singapore and found new evidence that a diet...

Olympic Broadcasting Inequality: Olympics Commentary Differs Based On Gender, Race and Nationality

ScienceDaily (June 18, 2012)

10 Jul 2012

An examination of past Olympic Games television coverage shows notable differences in the way sports commentators talk about athletes, depending upon the athletes' races, gender and nationalities.

Two studies by University of Delaware professor James Angelini published this month in academic journals show particular biases. The first details differences in coverage...

Beating Hearts Are Finally Still With 4D PET Image Reconstruction

ScienceDaily (June 11, 2012)

10 Jul 2012

A development in 4D image reconstruction compensates for blurring caused by the beating of the heart, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting. The new method provides sharper-than-ever images of cardiac function to help pinpoint heart defects for better diagnoses and treatment.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer across...

First 'Bottom-Up' Estimates of China's CO2 Emissions

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2012)

10 Jul 2012

Atmospheric scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Nanjing University have produced the first "bottom-up" estimates of China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, for 2005 to 2009, and the first statistically rigorous estimates of the uncertainties surrounding China's CO

Child Diabetes Levels Almost Four Times Higher in China Than in US

ScienceDaily (July 5, 2012)

10 Jul 2012

A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found Chinese teenagers have a rate of diabetes nearly four times greater than their counterparts in the United States. The rise in the incidence of diabetes parallels increases in cardiovascular risk, researchers say, and is the result of a Chinese population that is growing increasingly...

Six Natural Wonders Declared World Heritage Sites

ScienceDaily (July 3, 2012)

04 Jul 2012

Sangha Trinational -- shared between Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo; Lakes of Ounianga in Chad and Chengjiang fossil site in China have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the recommendations of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of...

Tai Chi Increases Brain Size, Benefits Cognition in Randomized Controlled Trial of Chinese Elderly

ScienceDaily (June 19, 2012)

04 Jul 2012

Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article published June 19 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Findings were based on an 8-month randomized controlled...

Relocating LEDs from Silicon to Copper Enhances Efficiency

ScienceDaily (June 14, 2012)

04 Jul 2012

Chinese researchers have succeeded in transferring gallium nitride (GaN) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) grown on a layer of silicon to a layer of copper. The new copper substrate enabled the GaN crystals to release some of the internal stresses generated when they originally formed.

This relaxation helped minimize the so-called "quantum confined stark...

War-Related Climate Change Would Reduce Substantially Reduce Crop Yields

ScienceDaily (July 2, 2012)

04 Jul 2012

Though worries about "nuclear winter" have faded since the end of the Cold War, existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons still hold the potential for devastating global impacts.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Rutgers University have found that the climate effects of a hypothetical nuclear war between India and Pakistan would greatly...

Scientists Create 'Rubber-Band Electronics'

ScienceDaily (July 2, 2012)

04 Jul 2012

For people with heart conditions and other ailments that require monitoring, life can be complicated by constant hospital visits and time-consuming tests. But what if much of the testing done at hospitals could be conducted in the patient's home, office, or car?

Scientists foresee a time when medical monitoring devices are integrated seamlessly into the human body,...

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