Standardized Cigarette Packaging Impacts Smoking

Posted Posted in Public Health, Society

New evidence finds standardized cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke A Cochrane Review published today finds standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use kills more people worldwide than any other preventable cause of […]

Attitude Makes a Champion, Study Shows

Posted Posted in Society, Sports

On the path to greatness, why do some become champions while others fall short? Coaches, parents, and aspiring athletes have all sought to answer this question. In their search for the optimal path to greatness, some believe that the path should be smoothed of all obstacles, while others say that such challenges are instrumental to […]

Chagas Disease: Silent Killer in US

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First large-scale survey of Chagas disease in the United States confirms that the ‘silent killer’ is a major public health challenge for the country A study of almost 5,000 Latin American-born residents of Los Angeles County found that 1.24% tested positive for Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that can cause life-threatening heart damage if not […]

Software system connects devices for the Internet of Things

Posted Posted in Computers & Internet, Society

The Internet of Things is steadily progressing: not only computers, but also machines, cars and household appliances are connected. Linking devices from different manufacturers is proving to be difficult. Researchers from the University of Kaiserslautern have found a solution: they are developing a user-friendly software system that connects devices from different manufacturers. The user can […]

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Almost all food, beverage products marketed by music stars are unhealthy

Posted Posted in Arts and Culture, Society

Recording artists are frequently the face of commercial products — and children and adolescents are frequently their target audience. Now, a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center finds that the vast majority of the food and beverage products marketed by some of the most popular music stars are unhealthy. And this type […]