Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede  [LINK]
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017 Chen Yan is 35 and fears middle age is upon her, so like all of her friends she sees cosmetic surgery as the solution: time to get a new nose. Plastic surgery is boomi... [Read More]
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UC research shows ticks are even tougher and nastier than you thought  [LINK]
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017 They carry a host of diseases that they spread by plunging their barbed mouths into you like a grisly oil derrick. They're hard to remove and even harder to kill. ... [Read More]
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Study identifies likely scenarios for global spread of devastating crop disease  [LINK]
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017 Stem rust, named for the blackening pustules that infect plant stems, caused devastating crop epidemics and famine for centuries before being tamed by fungicides and ... [Read More]
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Drought—a cause of riots  [LINK]
The scientific community has been working on the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting for several years. The University of Geneva (UNIGE), operating in partnership with... [Read More]
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How TV weather presenters can improve public understanding of climate change  [LINK]
A recent Monash University study of TV weather presenters has found a strong interest from free-to-air presenters in including climate change information in their bulletins. [Read More]
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How has society adapted to hurricanes? A look at New Orleans over 300 years  [LINK]
In the midst of an intense hurricane season, a historical perspective published in WIREs Climate Change looks at adaptation to hurricanes in New Orleans over nearly three centuries, from its foundatio... [Read More]
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Declaring a water crisis over isn't the end of the ordeal  [LINK]
Water crisis is over and lead levels back to normal in Flint, read the headlines. The Michigan city has been besieged with water quality challenges for the past three years. Incidents of Legionella in... [Read More]
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U.S. stands to save billions through renewable energy usage  [LINK]
Rolling out and extending existing US renewable energy standards nationwide could save hundreds of billions of dollars in health and environmental costs by 2050, a new study has found. [Read More]
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How to address environmental and social challenges in water management  [LINK]
A study carried out by researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) suggests alternatives of adaptation to climate change of rice product... [Read More]
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As communities rebuild after hurricanes, study shows wetlands can significantly reduce property damage  [LINK]
A 12-year "hurricane drought" during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017. The devastating impacts of Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria across the United States and t... [Read More]
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Something in the water—life after mercury poisoning  [LINK]
From 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the clear waters of Minamata Bay, Japan, causing health and environmental problems still felt today. As the first global treaty on mercury ... [Read More]
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Large meteorite impacts drove plate-tectonic processes on the early Earth  [LINK]
An international study led by researchers at Macquarie University has uncovered the ways in which giant meteorite impacts may have helped to kick-start our planet's global tectonic processes and magne... [Read More]
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Clarifying perspectives to promote action on loss and damage from climate change  [LINK]
The hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria highlight the potential for the climate system to cause loss and damage. A new study clarifies the definitions of "loss and damage" from different perspectives, ... [Read More]
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American oaks share a common northern ancestor  [LINK]
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 21, 2017 If you had been in northern Canada 45 million years ago, you might have encountered the distant ancestor of all of the oaks in the Americas. That single species gave... [Read More]
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Two Vietnamese fishermen dead in Philippine navy chase  [LINK]
Manila (AFP) Sept 25, 2017 Two Vietnamese fishermen were found dead with gunshot wounds and five others were arrested after the Philippine navy chased suspected poachers in the South China Sea at th... [Read More]
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Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistory  [LINK]
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017 The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how t... [Read More]
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Pandas rebounding, but their habitat isn't: study  [LINK]
Paris (AFP) Sept 25, 2017 China's fiercely protected giant panda had a smaller habitat in 2013 than when it was declared endangered more than 20 years earlier, researchers said Monday. What livin... [Read More]
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Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt  [LINK]
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Sep 21, 2017 Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute are exploring the changing chemistry of the Arctic's atmosphere to help answer the question o... [Read More]
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Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 57,000 flee volcano  [LINK]
Karangasem, Indonesia (AFP) Sept 26, 2017 Vehicles laden with food, masks and bedding have been dispatched to help more than 57,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as ri... [Read More]
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Blame starts to fly over Mexico quake collapses  [LINK]
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 26, 2017 Allegations of negligent construction and poor oversight began to fly Monday after deadly building collapses during Mexico's earthquake, as hope faded of finding more ... [Read More]
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How forest fires spoil wine  [LINK]
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) If wine is cultivated where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the fin... [Read More]
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Influence of C-section, formula feeding and antibiotics on infant gut microbiome  [LINK]
Researchers characterize the combined influence of cesarean delivery, antibiotic treatment, and formula feeding on the development of gut microbiota in infants. [Read More]
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Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows  [LINK]
Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published to... [Read More]
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Patients who get opioids in the ER are less likely to use them long-term  [LINK]
Compared to other medical settings, emergency patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department are less likely to become long-term users and more likely to be prescri... [Read More]
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