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February 10, 2012


TMS Co-Sponsoring Materials Innovation Informational Event in Washington, D.C.
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Improving global competitiveness by preparing current and prospective American innovators and scientific engineers with skills for advanced material acceleration will be the subject of a materials information luncheon co-sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) February 15 in Washington, D…

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Don’t Let Food Take Control of Your Valentine’s Day
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Registered dietitian shares how to stay on track on Valentine’s Day.

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The Benefits of an Elliptical Trainer
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The Benefits of an Elliptical TrainerEllipticals are often compared to treadmills, as they are two of the most commonly purchased pieces of cardio equipment. However, there is one advantage of ellipticals that sets them apart from most other fitness equipment. With an elliptical trainer, you can work out both your upper and lower body at the same time…

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The 11 most expensive medications
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At an out-of-pocket cost around $6 a pill (about $2,000 a year), Plavix is a pricey drug. But that’s peanuts compared to the $409,500 price tag for a year’s worth of Soliris, a drug used to treat a rare blood disease known as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Forbes magazine has called Soliris the world’s most expensive drug…

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‘Do Your Best’ Not A Good Enough Goal to Improve Diabetes Diet
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A specific goal to eat a set number of daily servings of low-glycemic-index foods can improve dietary habits of people with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

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UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Faculty Elected to National Academy of Engineering
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Three faculty members in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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No Valentine? No Problem!
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Valentine’s Day can be pretty painful for kids who don’t get their share of heart-shaped cards. Mary Muscari, associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University and the author of Let Kids be Kids: Rescuing Childhood, offers tips for parents when their kids come home empty-handed.

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Sodium Intake Too High For The Vast Majority, U.S.A
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A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that nearly all individuals in the U.S. consume too much sodium than the recommended daily allowance (RDA). The majority of the sodium derives from common grocery store and restaurant items. The report is published on the first Tuesday of the month, as part of the CDC journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report…

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Everyday foods are top 10 sources of sodium
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Many of Americans’ favorite foods are key sources of the too-much sodium we take in each day. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows breads and rolls, cold cuts, pizza, and poultry topping the list. Just 10 types of food deliver almost half of our daily sodium…

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Childhood Obesity Prevented With Positive Parenting
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A study published online in the February 6 issue of Pediatrics reveals that programs that help parents during the early years of their child’s life may help prevent childhood obesity. At present, 1 out of 5 children in the U.S. is classified as obese. Compared to children of normal weight, overweight children are five times more likely to be obese by the time they reach their teenage years…

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CNBC Wants That Reality-Show Money
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CNBC Wants That Reality-Show MoneyThe business network has hired Jim Ackerman, the man behind VH1 gems like Celebrity Fit Club and Tool Academy to up its trashiness quotient as CNBC’s inaugural “senior vice president of prime time alternative programming.” Diane Passage’s Wall Street Wives still needs a network, the mistresses spinoff is a given, and something tells us Ackerman could get some kids to do some pretty embarrassing stuff for a job…

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Facebook Use Affects Mood Differently To Stress And Relaxation
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Researchers measured people’s physical and psychological responses while they used Facebook, performed a stressful task, or just relaxed, and found each of these activities appears to have a different effect on mood and arousal. Dr. Maurizio Mauri of the Institute of Human, Language and Environmental Sciences at IULM University in Milan, Italy, and colleagues, write about their findings in the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking…

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Ed Koch Replies to All His E-mails in Longhand
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Ed Koch Replies to All His E-mails in LonghandFormer mayor Ed Koch, as you may know, is very hip to the digital age. The man writes for the Huffington Post. He posts occasional film reviews on his personal blog. Some people even suspect he’s the real person behind Hipster Runoff. But perhaps most impressive of all: Ed Koch personally replies to all of his e-mail…

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Marco Rubio Likes America
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Marco Rubio Likes AmericaFlorida senator Marco Rubio — Republican rising star, potential VP candidate, and definitely the most adorable person scheduled to take the stage at CPAC this year— used his speech this morning to outline his sentimental, stump-speechy vision of America’s place in the world. The “most powerful thing about our nation is the American example,” he told the crowd…

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There Were Present-Day Skull and Bones Members in the Obama White House
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There Were Present-Day Skull and Bones Members in the Obama White HouseFormer Obama adviser Austan Goolsbee is not just a man in possession of what might be Twitter’s best avatar (see picture at left), he was also a member of Yale’s super-secret, they-run-everything society, the Skull and Bones. And so, perhaps just as a nice alumni-sponsored field trip, or perhaps to mess with the sort of people who are convinced that enclaves of the wealthy and elite in the public and private sectors are secretly fixing the whole damn thing (again, see picture at left), Goolsbee brought a group of eight college students to the White House last year…

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Is It Too Expensive to Eat Healthy? Plus Tips to Save $ on the Good Stuff
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Is It Too Expensive to Eat Healthy? Plus Tips to Save $ on the Good Stuff“49 million Americans make food decisions based on cost.” (USA Today) Like the cost of just about everything else, food prices seem to keep rising at a very steady rate.
Case in point: I paid $6.44 for 40 ounces of peanut butter last weekend. Yes, it was brand name peanut butter – it’s the same brand I’ve always purchased and I remember it being in the $4 range not too long ago…

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Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Succeeds in Patients’ Other Eye
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Gene therapy for congenital blindness took another step forward, as researchers further improved vision in three adult patients previously treated in one eye. The patients were better able to see in dim light, with no adverse effects.

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Carlina White’s Alleged Kidnapper Pleading Guilty
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Carlina White’s Alleged Kidnapper Pleading GuiltyAnn Pettway, the woman whom Nedra Nance grew up calling mom, and who stands accused of the 1987 crime of kidnapping Carlina White — Nance’s previous name — will plead guilty. What’s unclear, though, is precisely what charge Pettway and her lawyer have agreed upon with the prosecution. It’s apparently not the original crime of federal kidnapping (which has a twenty-year mandatory minimum sentence), but the U…

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Study Shows ‘Downsizing’ Options Beat Calorie Warnings in Convincing Diners to Eat Less
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Restaurants looking to help customers slim down should focus on portion sizes rather than calorie labeling.

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Move in Minutes: Smart Tips to Minimize Sitting
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Sitting for extended periods can raise the chances of developing cancer even for people who exercise regularly, says recent research. In response to these findings, fitness experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center share advice on how to get moving in minutes.

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