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Try Truffles and Foie Gras With A Movie

  • March 25, 2013
In the hipster hotbed of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, old fashioned junk food won't cut the moviegoer's mustard. There's popcorn and movies, there's the infamous frozen TV dinner, and then, in one corner of New York, there's getting a top chef to feed you delicacies that echo the story unfolding on the big screen. At a screening this week of hit French film "Amelie," the mere whiff of processed cheese and nachos would have been sacrilege. Patrons at the Nitehawk ...
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Research Reveals 2,400-year-old Myths of Mummy-making

  • March 25, 2013
A new research has suggested that the ancient Egyptians probably didn't remove guts of the dead during mummification process using cedar oil enemas. The study analysed 150 mummies and found that ancient embalmers also didn't always leave the mummy's heart in place, the Fox News reported. The study co-author Andrew Wade, an anthropologist at the University of Western Ontario said that the study contradicts the findings by Herodotus, who got an inside ...
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Pranab Mukherjee: Education Plays a Fundamental Role in Nation’s Development

  • March 25, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee said that if our country has to continue on its path of higher growth, then the relentless pursuit of higher educational standards is an indispensable requirement for its achievement. He was stating that education plays a fundamental role in the development of a nation. President Mukherjee, who attended the 90th Annual Convocation of University of Delhi and conferred medals to meritorious students here today, said true empowerment comes ...
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Greater Risk for Hip Replacement Failure Faced By Current and Past Smokers: Study

  • March 25, 2013
According to a new study, smoking has been linked to prolonged healing time and greater risk for complications in orthopaedic and other surgeries. The study was presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Researchers reviewed records of all total hip replacement (THR, or total hip arthroplasty) patients between 2007 and 2009 to identify patients who used tobacco products at the time of surgery, or who smoked regularly ...
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Sex Between Monogamous Heterosexuals Rarely Causes Hepatitis C: Study

  • March 25, 2013
A new study has found that couples having sex in a monogamous, heterosexual relationship do not get infected by hepatitis C virus (HCV). Transmission of HCV from an infected partner during sex is rare according to the research. Experts estimate that HCV affects up to 4 million Americans, most of whom are sexually active. Medical evidence shows HCV is primarily transmitted by exposure to infectious blood, typically through intravenous (IV) ...
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Education for Kidney Failure Patients May Improve Chances of Receiving Living Donor Transplants: Study

  • March 25, 2013
According to a study, patients with kidney failure who have greater transplant knowledge and motivation are ultimately more likely to receive a kidney transplant from a living donor. The study is appearing in an upcoming issue of thei Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology/i (CJASN). The findings suggest that improving patient education may help reduce disparities in transplantation. A kidney transplant is the best treatment for patients with ...
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New Anatomically Based Classification for Diagnosing Cervical Spinal Stenosis Developed By Researchers

  • March 25, 2013
A new, clinically meaningful scale of severity for diagnosing patients with cervical spinal stenosis was developed by physician-researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson. Their goal was to create a more accurate scale than the current "mild, moderate or severe" designations used for patients with this condition, a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck. Researchers sought to create a reproducible, clinically validated classification of central cervical stenosis. ...
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Risk of Diabetes Could Be Reduced By Modifying Function of Genes

  • March 25, 2013
Type 2 diabetes has strong hereditary tendencies. The genes we are born with cannot be changed. However, new research from Lund University in Sweden shows that we can modify the function of the genes through the epigenetic changes that take place in the course of life. Epigenetic changes are usually described as a link between heredity and environment, and come about as a result of factors such as ageing, chemicals, medication, diet, exercise and drugs. ...
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Study: Genes in Breasts may Predict Cancer Risk And Aid Prevention

  • March 25, 2013
According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, a newly identified set of genes may help identify women who are at high risk for getting breast cancer that is sensitive to estrogen and, therefore, would aid in prevention. "We now have the possibility of predicting if a preventive drug will work for a woman at high risk of breast cancer, so that we don't expose women to the risks and side effects of this drug if it won't help them," said Seema Khan, M.D., senior ...
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Science Project Finds Ice from Fast Food Restaurants Dirtier Than Toilet Water

  • March 25, 2013
A school science project by a 12-year-old found that ice from fast food restaurants is dirtier than toilet water. Jasmine Roberts collected ice samples from five restaurants in South Florida for her award-winning project-from both self-serve machines inside the restaurant and from drive-thru windows. She then collected toilet water samples from the same restaurants and tested all of them for bacteria at the University of South Florida. In ...
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