Archive | March 2016

Penn researchers discover molecular mechanism that underlies common cerebrovascular disease

Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are clusters of dilated, thin-walled blood vessels in the brain that can cause stroke and seizures, yet exactly how they form is somewhat of a mystery. Now, a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of…
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Beyonce’s New Video Will Make You Sweat (And That’s the Point)

This time, Queen B has bestowed upon us a beautiful ad for her new fitness line, Ivy Park. In it, Beyoncé recounts the way her dad used to wake her up for early a.m. running workouts in the park. “I remember wanting to stop, but I would push myself to keep going,” she says. “He taught me discip…
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5 Ways You’re Cheating Yourself Out of Seeing REAL Results at the Gym

The amount of rest you need will depend on three things: the intensity of your workouts, your ability level, and your goals, says Heidi Powell, C.P.T. and co-host of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss. If you’re doing CrossFit or other HIIT workouts, don’t be afraid to take a day—or  even two!—off between…
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U.S. Soccer Stars Are Taking a Stand Against Gender Wage Discrimination

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The filing cites data that says that the women’s soccer team generated nearly $20 million more in revenue last year than the U.S. men’s team, but the women are paid almost four times less, ESPN reports….
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Avoiding A Future Crisis, Madison Removed Lead Water Pipes 15 Years Ago

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A Madison Water Utility Crew works to dig up and replace a broken water shut off box in preparation for a larger pipe-lining project. Madison started using copper instead of lead pipes in the late 1920s.

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FDA Approves Experimental Zika Screening For Blood Donations

On Wednesday, the FDA approved an experimental test that screens blood donations for the Zika virus. It’s a response to a blood donation shortage in Puerto Rico, where local donations were halted out of fear of spreading the virus.

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The Secret, Social Lives Of Mountain Lions

A lone hunter stealthily stalking its prey; a shrill cry in the night.
Mountain lions may conjure terrifying images in our minds, but researchers show that our fears might be based on mythology rather than scientific observation.
Mark Elbroch, a wildlife biologist with…
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