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58 min ago | Stanford

Medicine X conference will take place Sept. 5-7

The 2014 Stanford Medicine X program will feature a broad range of themes, including mental health, the "no-smartphone" patient and the medical team of the future.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Stanford University, Science, Computer Science

5 hrs ago | Science Daily

Generating a genome to feed the world: African rice sequenced

An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of African rice. The new information will enable scientists and agriculturalists to develop varieties of rice that can survive in a changing climate.


Related Topix: Genetics, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

10 hrs ago |

Top 25 Best Western Colleges 2014

The best schools in the West have stumbled in the past year in FORBES America's Top College rankings.


Related Topix: Stanford University, Pomona College, Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, University of Denver

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Can qigong massage help kids with autism? Oregon study seeks families to help find out

In Dr. Louisa Silva's qigong massage treatments for children with autism, an adult focuses on massaging specific parts of a child's body with small motions.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Massage Therapy, Family, Kids, Oregon, Western Oregon University


Race/Ethnic Differences in the Risk of Hemorrhagic Complications...

From the Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC ; Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ; Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ; ... (more)


Related Topix: Durham, NC


Tax Analysts Announces Winners of Inaugural Student Paper Competition

Tax Analysts' Tax Notes , State Tax Notes , and Tax Notes International magazines today announced the winners of their inaugural student paper competition.


Related Topix: California, MO, University of Florida, George Washington University

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Daily Republic

Renowned cardiovascular surgeon comes to NorthBay

A cardiovascular surgeon known for his work at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center and Stanford Medical Center has joined NorthBay Healthcare.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Health

Medical Daily

Low-Income Students Who Attend Better High Schools Engage In Less Risky Behavior, Perform Better

Students from low-income families have a better chance at getting good grades and avoiding risky behavior if they go to a higher quality high school.


Related Topix: Drugs

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Low-Income Students in High-Performing Schools Engage in Fewer Risky Behaviors

A new study has found that when minority teens from low-income families began attending high-performing public charter high schools, they were much less likely to engage in risky health behaviors, compared to peers who were not admitted into those schools.


Related Topix: Drugs, Standardized Testing, Education

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Science Daily

Mechanism that clears excess of protein linked with Type 2 diabetes

In people who do not have Type 2 diabetes, autophagy prevents the accumulation of toxic forms of IAPP, researchers have found.


Related Topix: Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Medicine

Business Journal

Could legalizing same-sex marriage put $181M into Texas economy?

If same-sex marriage was legalized in Texas, the Williams Institute estimates more than 23,000 couples would marry within three years.


Related Topix: Wedding, Texas

Washington Blade

Study finds Truvada adherence difficult to maintain

Men and transgender women who have sex with men who took Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis four or more days a week were 100 percent protected against HIV in a recent study, AIDSmeds reports.


Related Topix: Transgender

Live Science

'Whistling' Volcanic Lightning Heard Halfway Around the World

The Earth sings every day, with an electric chorus. With the right tuning, radios can eavesdrop on this sizzling symphony of crackles, pops and whistles - the melody of millions of lightning bolts.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, New Zealand, World News, Weather, South Africa Travel, Africa Travel

World Magazine

L.A. charter schools save students from sex, drugs, and gangs

Students who attend more rigorous high schools engage in healthier behaviors than their peers, according to a study released this week.


Houston Press

Gay Marriage Would Be Big for Texas Economy, Study Finds

Gay marriage probably won't be legalized in Texas until the Supreme Court makes the state do so.


Related Topix: Wedding, Texas, Gay/Lesbian


Bev Hills Hotel Lawsuits: Antigay Sultan Used Worker as 'Slave,' Workers Were Homophobic

In the midst of a successful boycott that had drained it of business , the Beverly Hills Hotel - owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who greenlit the stoning of gays in his country - is also fighting two explosive lawsuits.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

River Front Times

UCLA Adds Spanish Lake Documentary to Class Syllabus

A Spanish Lake filmmaker's poignant documentary about his hometown's rapid decline is gaining traction at universities across the country.


Related Topix: Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, University of Southern California, University of Memphis, Cal State Northridge


Study examines postoperative pneumonia prevention program in surgical ward

Bottom Line: A postoperative pneumonia prevention program for patients in the surgical ward at a California Veterans Affairs hospital lowered the case rate for the condition, which can cause significant complications and increase the cost of care.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Surgery, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Business Journal

Same-sex marriage could add millions to Texas economy, report says

Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court while waiting for a ruling on two gay-marriage cases in Washington, D.C., in 2013.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Gay/Lesbian


Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UC San Francisco, Santa Monica, CA