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February 21, 2012


Brooklyn Teacher’s Aide Accused of Sexually Assaulting Students on Video
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Brooklyn Teacher's Aide Accused of Sexually Assaulting Students on VideoParents of students at P.S. 243 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn are shocked over the arrest of 40-year-old teacher’s aide Taleek Brooks after federal agents discovered videos that showed him engaging in sexual acts with students, possibly at the school, according to law enforcement officials. The videos were discovered in a trove of Brooks’ shared computer files that led to a charge last month for possessing and distributing child pornography…

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In HIV Prevention More Focus Needed On Men
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Edward Mills of the University of Ottawa, Canada and colleagues argue in this week’s PLoS Medicine that the HIV/AIDS response in Africa needs a more balanced approach to gender, so that both men and women are involved in HIV treatment and prevention. Traditionally, targeted efforts at reducing the impact of the HIV epidemic have focused on women and children while men have received considerably less attention…

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Rick Santorum Sweeps Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado [Updated]
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Rick Santorum Sweeps Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado [Updated]Holy Santorum! Although only momentum and symbolism, not actual, binding delegates were at stake in Tuesday’s caucuses and primaries in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado, Rick Santorum still thrashed Mitt Romney and the rest of the field in the first two states, and edged Romney in Colorado with 40 percent of the vote to the frontrunner’s 35 percent…

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Confirmed: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Is Dysfunctional
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Confirmed: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Is Dysfunctional“Navigant Consulting, Inc.’s preliminary review revealed a challenged and dysfunctional organization suffering from a lack of consistent leadership, a siloed underlying bureaucracy, poorly coordinated capital planning process, insufficient cost controls and a lack of transparent and effective oversight of the World Trade Center program that has obscured full awareness of billions of dollars in exposure to the Port Authority…

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New Procedure Bests Standard of Care for Fixing Damaged Cartilage
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A new study has demonstrated that a procedure wherein healthy cartilage is transplanted to fix an area of damaged cartilage is superior to the standard of care for repairing cartilage defects.

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More Salt In US Diet Comes From Bread And Rolls, Not Salty Snacks
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More salt in the average US diet comes bread and rolls and not from salty snacks like potato chips, pretzels and popcorn, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released this week. Although salty snacks taste saltier, and weight for weight they contain more sodium than bread and rolls, because the average American consumes more bread and rolls every day than salty snacks, bread consumption contributes more to sodium intake…

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New Kavli Institute Announced At The University Of Tokyo
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The Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, receives a major endowment from The Kavli Foundation, joining the family of Kavli Institutes.

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Spinning Sessions Trigger The Same Biochemical Indications As Heart Attacks
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A short spinning session can trigger the same biochemical indications as a heart attack – a reaction that is probably both natural and harmless, but should be borne in mind when people seek emergency treatment for chest pain, reveals a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden…

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Overnight treatment for chronic insomnia
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Each night, as millions of Americans slumber peacefully, millions more can’t fall asleep or stay asleep. For some, it’s just a now-and-then hitch. For others, insomnia is a chronic problem that affects mood, daytime alertness and performance, and emotional and physical health.
Chronic insomnia often starts out innocently enough…

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Press Conference Announcing New Kavli Institute at the University of Tokyo
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The University of Tokyo will webcast from Japan a press conference announcing the establishment of an endowment for the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) by The Kavli Foundation – the first time a National University in Japan hosts a named research institute with endowment donated from a foreign foundation…

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How To Give Up Smoking
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“It’s easy to quit smoking; I’ve done it hundreds of times.” — Mark Twain There are many different ways to quit smoking. Some experts advocate using pharmacological products to help wean you off nicotine, others say all you need is a good counselor and support group, or an organized program. To add to the confusion, you may find there is a study that says this way works better than that one, and then when you look again, you find there is another study that says, no, that one works better than this one…

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Archive of Failed Joint Replacements Provides Tips to Building a Better Hip Replacement
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A study by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers has provided the first comprehensive look at just how metal-on-metal total hip replacements are failing in patients around the country.

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Obama’s Contraception Rule Has Republicans Remembering Social Issues
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Obama’s Contraception Rule Has Republicans Remembering Social IssuesThe Obama administration is facing a spirited if top-heavy push-back from Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail, along with Catholic leaders, about a decision requiring health insurance plans from religious institutions to include birth control for employees. “We certainly don’t want to abridge anyone’s religious freedoms, so we’re going to look for a way to move forward that both provides women with the preventative care that they need and respects the prerogatives of religious institutions,” said senior adviser David Axelrod yesterday…

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In Bone Repair, The Smallest Tools Could Give The Biggest Results
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When William Murphy works with some of the most powerful tools in biology, he thinks about making tools that can fit together. These constructions sound a bit like socket wrenches, which can be assembled to turn a half-inch nut in tight quarters, or to loosen a rusted-tight one-inch bolt using a very persuasive lever…

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Giddy Ron Paul Thrilled to Finish Second in Minnesota
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Giddy Ron Paul Thrilled to Finish Second in Minnesota“We had a very, very strong second place — and it’s going to continue,” a beaming Paul told more than 200 supporters. “We do have to remember: the straw vote is one thing, but then there’s a whole other thing — delegates — and that is where we excel.”
Tucked in immediately after his reference to delegates, Paul belted out an inspired “Yeahhh!” that packed a punch of enthusiasm that Romney’s personality coach must envy…

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Researchers Suggest Abandoning Convention in Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection
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In their search for new, better ways to diagnose periprosthetic joint infection, Rothman Institute at Jefferson researchers have shown that the accepted method of diagnosis, measuring a patients’ serum white blood cell count (WBC) and the percentage of neutrophils (PMN%) in the synovial fluid, has a minimal role in the determination of PJI.

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