A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control

New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 374, Issue 23, Page 2290-2295, June 2016. Some interesting letters referring to the recent SPRINT trial.

Are the Constants of Physics Constant?

“So far, they seem to be—but nobody really understands why ” from Scientific American Content: Global See Link via IFTTT

Five million US seeds banked for resurrection experiment

“In a vault kept at −18 °C in Fort Collins, Colorado, more than 5 million seeds now lie frozen in time — destined to wait for up to 50 years until evolutionary scientists earn permission to experiment with them.” from Nature – Issue – nature.com science feeds See Link via IFTTT

One in Four People Worldwide Have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

“As the global obesity epidemic continues to fuel development of metabolic disorders, the clinical and economic burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), will become “enormous,” researchers warn in a new paper. Reuters Health Information” from Medscape Medical News Headlines See Link via IFTTT

Many Americans have problems with cost and access to healthcare, poll finds

“While most Americans were satisfied with the healthcare they received, around 20% said that the quality had been “fair” to “poor,” and many reported having problems with the cost of, and access to, care, a new poll has found.” from Latest headlines from BMJ See Link via IFTTT

Cancer’s penicillin moment: Drugs that unleash the immune system

“The new drugs that saved Jimmy Carter are giving years of extra life to people with bleak prognoses. Have checkpoint inhibitors turned the tables on cancer?” from New Scientist – Current Issue Articles See Link via IFTTT

Digital fitness devices help patients monitor health and activity, improve outcomes

“A digital fitness device, technology already owned by 1 in 10 Americans, provides a unique opportunity for patients to monitor their activity levels, medication use, weight, sleep patterns, rehabilitation progress, and other personal health data, ultimately empowering them to improve clinical outcomes, according to a new study.” from Latest Science News — ScienceDaily See Link …

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Peanuts, peanut butter may hold key to preventing obesity

“A study found middle school children at risk for being overweight or obese reduced their Body Mass Index by eating a snack of peanuts, compared to those children who did not.” from Latest Science News — ScienceDaily See Link via IFTTT

A Huge, Rooftop Farm Takes Root In Chicago

“The owner of the two-acre vertical farm — New York-based Gotham Greens — claims there’s no bigger rooftop greenhouse in the world.” In Chicago, on nearly two acres of land, a greenhouse sits on top of a factory in the historic Pullman neighborhood. from Urban Organic Gardener See Link via IFTTT

How to Write Short: Master Word Craft In the Digital Age

“Whether you identify as one or not, everyone is a writer. Between social networks, dating profiles, blogs, and the day-to-day tasks of most jobs, writing is an essential skill. In How to Write Short, author Roy Peter Clark illustrates the value of brief, short-form writing in our technology-driven world, and shows you how to do …

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