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The joys of living alone – archive, 1931

To live alone! To feel that you mayShut up the flatAnd farm out the catAnd put the char’s latchkey just under the matif a thrush on the window-sill tells you to goand pick snowdrops! Never again to have to eat when someone else is hungry; or to put out all the lights at someone else’s […]

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Sharpening clinical imaging with AI and currently approved contrast dyes

A new method for analyzing deep-tissue medical images utilizes artificial neural networks to decrease background noise, giving medical practitioners a clearer, sharper image of deep tissues than currently available. Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging is a tool used to visualize vascular structures and lymph systems in tissue. For live subjects, the process is called NIR-I, or […]

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Sexual harassment claims considered more credible if made by ‘prototypical’ women

Women who are young, “conventionally attractive” and appear and act feminine are more likely to be believed when making accusations of sexual harassment, a new University of Washington-led study finds. That leaves women who don’t fit the prototype potentially facing greater hurdles when trying to convince a workplace or court that they have been harassed. […]

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Discovery of a new form of a brain protein has clinical implications

A new study by University at Buffalo researchers has revealed that the absence of a single interaction within a brain receptor reduces its activity. The discovery advances the understanding of how certain brain diseases arise, and could lead to developing precision medicines for treating them. The study was published Dec. 31 in Proceedings of the […]

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Clinical trial finds vitamin D does not ward off colds and flu

A QIMR Berghofer-led randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplements has found they do not protect most people from developing colds, flus and other acute respiratory infections. The trial, which is the largest of its kind to study the relationship between vitamin D and respiratory infection to date did show, however, that the supplements may […]

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Mental disorders and chronic physical disease may be linked

Poor mental health earlier in life leads to poor physical health in later life, according to a new study. A collaboration between the University of Auckland, the University of Michigan and Duke University in the US, the study investigated 50 years of births in New Zealand and followed them for 30 years. It found that […]

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Salt reformulation programs can substantially improve health, but not Australia’s

Government targets designed to lower the salt content of packaged foods will make little difference to the health of Australians, according to a new analysis published today. George Institute researchers found that even if the voluntary targets were fully implemented, they would reduce the amount currently purchased by Australian households in the form of packaged […]