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2013-07-24 10:25:45

Athletes seeking a healthy performance weight should eat high fiber, low-fat food balanced with their training regimen in order to maintain muscle while still burning fat.

2013-07-01 19:16:11

Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills – including catching and throwing – may further contribute to that social awkwardness.

Climate Change Threatens Survival Of Forests On Drier, Low-elevation Sites
2013-06-28 10:10:53

Predicted increases in temperature and drought in the coming century may make it more difficult for conifers such as ponderosa pine to regenerate after major forest fires on dry, low-elevation sites, in some cases leading to conversion of forests to grass or shrub lands, a report suggests.

Antibiotic Resistance Is A Problem For The Ornamental Fish Industry
2013-01-15 16:43:45

The $15 billion ornamental fish industry faces a global problem with antibiotic resistance, a new study concludes, raising concern that treatments for fish diseases may not work when needed – and creating yet another mechanism for exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Too Many Universities Not Requiring Important Physical Education
2013-01-07 13:13:41

More than half of four-year colleges and universities in the United States have dropped their physical education requirements when compared to historic levels.

Operating Room Distractions Cause Young Surgeons To Make Major Surgical Mistakes
2012-11-30 11:05:37

A study has found that young, less-experienced surgeons made major surgical mistakes almost half the time during a “simulated” gall bladder removal when they were distracted by noises, questions, conversation or other commotion in the operating room.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.