Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 23, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or negative ratings and the popularity of celebrity culture, complete with …

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Japan Has Surprise Deficit as Import Growth Beats Exports

June 20, 2017

… to drive Japan’s economy in coming months, feeding gradually to capital spending and household spending," said Takeshi Minami, chief Japan economist at Norinchukin research Institute. Japanese exporters are benefiting from a global production recovery, and the trade deficit is "mainly because of a rise in imports, reflecting Japan’s resilient economy," Minami said. "Export volumes increased for a fourth straight month. That showed exports are growing …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

(CNN)While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry — in the States and abroad — have never looked better. “We’re seeing a lot of intersections with corporate America, retail, hospitality and civic [architecture],” she says. “It’s about: How do you attract and retain your community and your patients? How do you attract and retain doctors and …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… has ever rescinded a monument, and a from the Congressional research Service suggests that presidents can only adjust, not outright abolish, a prior designation. Zinke completed his review this month, and on Monday submitted an that recommends shrinking the boundaries of Bears Ears. There is some precedent for that: Woodrow Wilson halved Mount Olympic National Monument, which Roosevelt had designated in 1909. The monument was later restored to its full size when Franklin Roosevelt signed a …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

… become pregnant, along with quitting smoking and discussing any medications they take with their doctor,” said Dolan. “If we can help women get to a healthy weight and to quit smoking, we can help prevent some birth defects.” Persson also suggests women do what they can to avoid birth defects. Her research, she said, should “encourage women in reproductive age to strive towards a normal BMI before conception.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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Aspirin ‘major bleed’ warning for over-75s – BBC News

June 15, 2017

‘Lifelong pills’ Doctors generally prescribe daily aspirin for life after a person has a stroke or heart attack to help prevent more attacks. But researchers have known for some time that aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeds. Until now, most research involved people under 75, showing that the risk of serious bleeds was low in this group. But with around half the people on lifelong aspirin in the UK now over 75, researchers at Oxford University decided to find out …

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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

… made significant commitments to cut their emissions as well. China is shutting down coal mines and plants and replacing them with solar plants and wind turbines. India is substituting solar panels for expansion of its coal companies. But Trump signed an executive order in March, directing the Environmental Protection Agency to begin withdrawing from the Clean Power Plan. A study by the Grantham research Institute concluded that the existence of the Paris climate agreement has caused dozens …

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Being married ‘protects your health’ – BBC News

June 7, 2017

Their latest research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, hints at why this might be. They suspect marriage helps buffer against big heart disease risk factors, including cholesterol and high blood pressure. The study looked at deaths from all causes, including heart disease. Men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s with high cholesterol were 16% more likely to be alive at the end of the 14-year ACALM study if they were married rather than single. The same was true …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained. The inspector generals move comes in response to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) for an investigation into whether the EPA staffer colluded with the agricultural giant to bias research on glyphosate, a key component of the product …

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 7, 2017

… and then medical research, more central to Apple’s mission. Since then, Apple introduced researchKit in 2015 and CareKit in 2016. The two open-sourced platforms, both included under Apple’s HealthKit category, let nontraditional developers without total coding expertise build apps for both medical research and consumer health. Projects so far have included an app from Penn Medicine for the rare disease Sarcoidosis, an app from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… labour market and rising inflation is putting further pressure on incomes and recent research reveals that households expect worsening economic conditions. “All of this means consumers are likely to be more cautious.” ‘Clear message’ EY’s chief economist for UK and Ireland, Mark Gregory, said: “Scotland’s economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK which sends a clear message that business and government will have to work harder …

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Scientists Are Running For Congress Because “The Future Hangs In The Balance”

June 6, 2017

… can support any candidates at the moment. If there was a really good one we would consider it, but it terms of the organizations support, its just Democrats for the time being. 314 arent blinded by delusions of grandeur. Theyre aware that in terms of funding and running for office, they are up against powerful forces that will cling on to power at any cost. Climate scientists have to get their research funded and published and have it peer-reviewed. Theyre held accountable, Naughton notes. If a …

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Apple WWDC 2017: iOS takes center stage

June 4, 2017

… Thomas Husson, vice president and principal analyst at the market research firm Forrester. No one expects product redesigns. Creative Strategies President and Analyst Tim Bajarin told me to anticipate, at most, processor updates. There is a distinct possibility we could see some new MacBooks that use updated Kaby Lake processors from Intel, said Bajarin. Earlier this year, Apples Phil Schiller promised significant updates to both the design and components of the iMac, an all-in-one desktop …

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Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… in her body, taking away much of the pain she was experiencing. One tumour – in her back – has started growing again since she stopped the treatment in January, and she is undergoing radiotherapy for that, but the others are stable. Blood tests spot ovarian cancer early NHS Choices: Ovarian cancer The researchers, from the Institute of Cancer research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, wanted to establish whether the drug, known in the study as ONX-0801, was safe, …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… important thing the United States can do to solve our energy and climate challenge is to double funding for basic energy research. The Presidents decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is disappointing and concerning, particularly given the widespread and non-partisan support from business and political leaders for remaining in the Agreement. Although Graham expressed support for the decision to leave the Paris accord, he has previously acknowledged the gravity of climate …

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Public sector employees ‘more anxious’, charity says – BBC News

June 1, 2017

Mind found 15% of public sector workers – of which there are 5.4 million in the UK – said their mental health was poor, compared with 9% in private sector. Among public sector workers, 53% said they have felt anxious at work on several occasions over the last month, compared with 43% of their private sector counterparts. But the research suggested public sector workers were more likely to speak up if they were suffering mental health problems. Of those with a mental health …

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South Carolina Democrat’s Poll Shows Progress Against GOP Rival

June 1, 2017

The margin is an improvement from a 16-point deficit in March, according to a summary of the Anzalone Liszt Grove research Group polling obtained by HuffPost that wasfirst reported by The Washington Post. The special election to fill the seat vacated by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will occur the same day Democrats hope to take control of Georgias 6th Congressional District, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is up against Republican Karen Handel, with polls showing him ahead but in a …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

… Using the scan data, the eight-pad custom linings are then machined (cut) from the energy-managing material, which Thad Ide, Riddell’s Senior Vice President of research and Product Development, told me is a composite polyurethane, engineered to possess “multiple densities tuned to perform the way we want it to perform.” The liner feels more solid than the air pockets in helmets I wore back in the day, and it’s designed to “grow” to match the surface of its …

May 28, 2017
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What you should think about while considering a career change to healthcare

… University of Phoenix Discovering her passion Zuniga says she’s had a passion for healthcare for years. She studied healthcare while she was an undergraduate student, but like many others, she switched her field of study a few times. Her husband, who works as a research scientist at a cancer center, inspired her to pursue a career in the field. Through discussing his work and seeing the impact he was making, she was motivated to take steps to finish what she started as an …

May 27, 2017
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China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

… for hundreds of billions of dollars in possible investments by companies as far away as Russia, Australia and the U.S. to build gas pipelines and export infrastructure to feed the growing Chinese market. For analysis of rising gas use by Bloomberg Intelligence, click here. “China’s targets are looking more and more achievable,” said Laban Yu, head of Asia oil and gas equity research at Jefferies Group LLC in Hong Kong. “It has nothing to do with China’s …

May 25, 2017
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9 Ways To Prevent A Hangover So You Might Actually Get Sh*t Done This Weekend

… aspirin a betch can take without going crazy, so its in your best interest to try to mitigate a hangover before you go out. If you take the following precautions, you might spend only three hours in bed tomorrow morning instead of the usual six. Best of luck, comrades. 2. Go Easy On Bubbly According to a decent amount of research, fizzy alcohol gets you drunk faster because carbon dioxide or something. You obviously know your limits, but know that youll get lit way too quickly if you …

May 22, 2017
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Well, someone is spray painting condoms on graffiti dicks in London

… it’s technically illegal. But it’s also a pretty genius way of starting a conversation about safer sex. “One night I did some research on STI rates, and then the idea just came to me to make stencils of a condom and a link where people can get free condoms then I just went out and did it,” the man, who is an art director by day, told BuzzFeed. City Cock 5 #protectcitycocks A post shared by ProtectCityCocks (@protectcitycocks) on May 1, 2017 at 4:34am PDT The …

May 21, 2017
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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

… provided by young people. Among the five, only YouTube was found to have a positive impact. Snapchat was ranked the second most harmful platform, followed by Facebook. The survey asked young people to score each of the social media platforms the used based on 14 health and wellbeing-related issues, which were identified by experts as the most significant. According to the research, young people say four of the give most-used platforms Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram make their …

May 20, 2017
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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

… is a mystery – something Ms Dale is trying to find out as part of her research. “It was a really dangerous job, which I think is why so little is known about it,” she said. “Women weren’t allowed anywhere near a gun, yet they were filling shells in factories. “They were actively engaged in an act of war which I think made people uncomfortable.” A campaign led by BBC Hereford and Worcester hopes to see records of how many workers died released, as well as …

May 20, 2017
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Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed – BBC News

… the future. Image caption Prof Kathy Willis inside the arid zone at Kew Lara Jewitt, nurseries manager at Kew, said some of the plants kept in the nurseries at Kew are the last of their kind in the world. “We have about 10,000 species here, 29% of which are natural source – so that means they’ve been collected from the wild,” she said. “That makes them much more important for conservation, for scientific research, for restoration. This is a living scientific …

May 18, 2017
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