Posts Tagged 'USA'



Bypass Surgery Results in Long Term Health Benefits and Weight Loss

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There are more than 30 million Americans that are classified as obese or extremely obese. A new study shows that they might benefit from surgery that reconstructs the stomach to accommodate less food. Gastric bypass surgery leads to weight loss and improvement of health related problems, and may yield long-term health benefits.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

NDM-1 Superbug Discovered in a Cat in the USA

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The Indian superbug NDM-1, which has a gene that encodes an enzyme conferring resistance to almost all known antibiotics, has been found in the USA in a household cat.

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3D-Printed Semi-Automatic Rifle Actually Works

I guess it was only a matter of time before 3D printers were able to replicate or start making some more, shall we say “handy” tools. Check out what amateur gunsmith HaveBlue was able to do with his own 3D printer! Yep, that’s an AR-15 rifle.

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Read more @ Technabob

Newsroom (HBO)

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The last time I regularly watched the news was quite a long time ago. It was probably more than a decade ago, when I had cable and a TV. I haven’t had either for a long time. I had also gotten tired of watching biased and partisan American news, from the big networks including CNN. I never was a fan of FOX news. Most of the time, I watched the BBC World News, which I found less biased and it had better coverage of world events.

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Acorn, White-Footed Mice and Tick Cycle Augment Risks of Lyme Disease in 2012

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It’s been explained at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) that the northeastern part of the United States faces the worst year yet for Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections because of the abundance of an unnoticed component of the disease’s complex ecology. A heavy crop of acorns will fuel a population bloom in white-footed mice that stash the acorns for winter food.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

iPad Used as Passport to Cross US Border

While the TSA and INS aren’t supposed to let you into the US without a real passport, that didn’t stop a Canadian man from using his iPad as a substitute for his passport, which he had forgotten at home. Border crossings require passports these days, but thanks to a bit of holiday spirit, he managed to get himself into the US.

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Read more @ Technabob

The End of the Space Shuttle Era

Last space shuttle launch with Atlantis for the US

 


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