Could Dropouts Be The Solution To The Education Crisis?

In the United States, more students drop out of college than receive a degree. According to the U.S. Department of Education, only four in 10 students receive a degree within six years and only 20% graduate with an associate’s degree from a two-year institution within three years. Over the past 20 years, more than 31 million students have […]

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Tredegar health centre: Park land sale could boost £10m project

Part of a public park could be sold to a health board developing a £10m health and wellbeing centre. The so-called “super surgery” on the site of the former Tredegar General Hospital would take over land currently used for sport at Bedwellty Park. Blaenau Gwent council officers say most people welcomed the plans in consultation, […]

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New gun technology could distinguish between good guys, bad guys

ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Friend or foe? A local start-up is using new technology to help cops tell the difference between good guys and bad guys. They’re called “intelligent guns,” but the intelligent part is just one piece that clips onto the gun. Serious Simulations CEO and Founder Christopher Chambers says this little piece […]

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Your cash could grow faster in these savings accounts

FilippoBacci | E+ | Getty Images As stock market returns taper, you may want to consider an alternative home for some of your money. Yields on certain certificates of deposits and savings accounts are on the ascent, a trend that is likely to pick up if the Federal Reserve acts as expected and raises rates […]

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New blood test could predict second heart attack risk

A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at the risk of a secondary heart attack is being developed by scientists. The researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease […]

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Testosterone therapy could be the cure for drastic weight loss in cancer patients

Testosterone therapy can help prevent weight loss or loss of body mass in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and help improve their quality of life. Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20% of cancer-related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterised by a rapid or severe […]

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Gut microbes could lead to depression in obesity

Turns out, gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center studied mice that become obese when put on a high-fat diet. The Joslin scientists found that mice on a high-fat diet showed significantly more signs of anxiety, depression and obsessive behaviour than animals on standard diets. “As endocrinologists, […]

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