Health

Drink 3 extra pints of water a day to half UTI risk

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Women who drink three pints of water a day half their risk of getting urinary tract infections, a new study claims.  For most female adults, UTIs are a painfully regular experience. It causes a burning sensation, severe cramping, and pain during urination.   While the infection is most commonly contracted from unprotected sex with a new Read More

CDC says people on HIV meds cannot transmit the virus

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The CDC has declared that HIV patients cannot transmit the virus to sexual partners if they have suppressed their viral load with medication. Until now, the agency has refused to say for certain that people who religiously take HIV drugs are not a danger to society.  But for years, activists and researchers have been campaigning Read More

Prescriptions for PrEP increased 1,000% in 2 years in NYC

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The rate of New Yorkers taking medication to protect themselves from HIV infection has rocketed 1000 percent in just two years. Pre-exposure prophylaxis is a daily pill that is at least 90 percent effective in reducing the risk of contracting the virus. And yet, national studies have shown that just 10 percent of the people Read More

Trump Administration Rescinds Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

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WASHINGTON — For the last six years, nearly all employers have had no choice but to include birth control coverage in the health insurance plans they offer their employees. On Friday, however, the Trump administration rescinded that regulation, allowing employers to exclude contraceptive care from insurance benefits for religious or moral reasons. The announcement from Read More

Blade Runner 2049 – And Why Eyes Are So Important in This Vision of the Future

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The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Even a brief glimpse of Blade Runner 2049 takes you straight into Deckard’s world. Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece gets the colour palette just right, perfectly capturing the tone of the original. Achieving the look and feel of Read More

Trump Picks Coal Lobbyist to Help Lead EPA

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President Trump’s nominee to be second in command at U.S. EPA helped kill bipartisan climate legislation during his time as a top Senate aide. Andrew Wheeler, nominated by Trump yesterday to be EPA deputy administrator under Scott Pruitt, spent years as the staff director for the Senate’s leading climate skeptic and former Environment and Public Read More

U.S. Will Return to the Moon, Pence Says

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The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said. “We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build Read More

Hepatitis A Outbreak Tears through San Diego Homeless Community

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SAN DIEGO — The hepatitis A outbreak now roiling this well-heeled, coastal city may have had its roots in a baseball game — when the city cleaned up for the 2016 All-Star Game by pushing its homeless out of the touristy areas downtown and into increasingly congested encampments and narrow freeway onramps just east of downtown. Read More

100 Years Ago in Scientific American: Horses Drafted for War Use Receive Medical Care

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October 1967 Shantytowns: Unseen Structure and Evolution “The common view is that the squatters populating the Peruvian shantytowns are Indians from the rural mountains who still speak only the Quechuan language, that they are uneducated, unambitious, disorganized, an economic drag on the nation—and also that they are a highly organized group of radicals who mean Read More

Twins of the Apocalypse: What Hiroshima and the Climate Threat Have in Common [Excerpt]

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From my interviews in Hiroshima I learned of rumors that circulated immediately after the atomic bomb struck, rumors that revealed survivors’ anxious sense of the vulnerability of their habitat. The most persistent of these rumors, and for many the most disturbing, was that trees, grass, and flowers would never again grow in Hiroshima. Because of Read More