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Bourn Hall sets up new support group for IVF patients. Gangaji: Listen to the Stories You Tell Yourself. A Hearing Aid That Cuts Out All the Clatter. Then, in June, he went to the Kennedy Center in Washington, where his “Voices of Light” oratorio had once been performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, for a performance of the musical “Wicked.”

A Hearing Aid That Cuts Out All the Clatter

There were no special headphones. This time, the words and music were transmitted to a wireless receiver in Mr. Einhorn’s hearing aid using a technology that is just starting to make its way into public places in America: a hearing loop. Are Men Funnier Than Women?: Scientific American Podcast. In a 2007 Vanity Fair article Christopher Hitchens asked: Why are men, taken on average and as a whole, funnier than women?

Are Men Funnier Than Women?: Scientific American Podcast

Well a recent study finds that men might have a tiny edge over women in producing humor but the gap is too small to account for the stereotype. Scientists had 16 male and 16 female subjects write funny captions for 20 New Yorker magazine cartoons in 45 minutes. Then the captions were rated by a different group of 34 male and 47 female subjects. Men’s captions rated higher on average than women’s captions. 1974 - Ella Fitzgerald - It Don't Mean a thing. Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act is one of the most successful public health programs in American history and, with a return of more than $30 in benefits for every dollar invested in pollution reductions, one of the best investments Americans have made.

Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act

In 2010 alone, reductions in fine particle and ozone pollution under the Clean Air Act prevented an estimated: 160,000 cases of premature mortality 130,000 heart attacks 86,000 hospital visits 13 million lost work days 1.7 million asthma attacks This Administration has taken a series of reasonable, common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act many of which are decades over due and issued in response to court orders to reduce emissions of mercury, acid gas, particulate matter, arsenic and other harmful chemicals from some of the biggest polluters in the nation. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule ensures that hundreds of millions of Americans from the midwest to the East Coast are not forced to breathe air pollution from other states.

State Fact Sheets. Physicians who cash in on a woman’s desire to be beautiful. Linda Burke-Galloway, MD | Physician | October 24, 2011 Three young mothers under the age of 40 are dead because they wanted to be beautiful.

Physicians who cash in on a woman’s desire to be beautiful

Kellee Lee-Howard wanted a slimmer body. Who Owns Your Identity on the Social Web? When I go to a bar, the bouncer usually stops me and asks for an ID.

Who Owns Your Identity on the Social Web?

I show him my state-issued driver’s license and walk on by. This may be unusual, as I’m 36 (thanks, mom, for the good genes), but we’re all pretty accustomed to presenting our official identification when needed. We need IDs to vote in an election, and when we get pulled over for speeding. Atlanta Band Aid Laser Treatments & Cosmetic Injectable Specials. Harley recalling more than 308,000 motorcycles. Fish Mislabeling Found To Be Rampant In 'Boston Globe' DNA Investigation. Mortgage refinance; Obama; foreclosure; home loans. Reporting from Washington — The Obama administration, worried that the housing crisis is strangling the economic recovery, is stepping up efforts to aid the battered market as another wave of home foreclosures threatens to drive values down further and rattle consumer confidence again.

Mortgage refinance; Obama; foreclosure; home loans

The Stats in the Hat - Hubaisms /// G Huba. New app aims to reduce stress with slow breathing. Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD: The Power of Prayer: Why Does it Work? There is strong scientific evidence indicating that faith and prayer may help us with experiencing greater health physically, mentally and psychologically.

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD: The Power of Prayer: Why Does it Work?

Many studies have been published in both medical and psychological journals supporting the positive effects of prayer and faith. But some of the studies related to prayer have mixed results depending on the type of prayer, the demographic and the methods and means its effects were being measured. So, it is important to follow these studies with a critical mind to be able to see why they came up with their conclusions. But overall most conclusions are supportive of the positive influences of prayer and faith on human health and functioning.

Letrozole Surpasses Tamoxifen at Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrence. The study is the latest installment in a long-running trial comparing treatment after surgery in postmenopausal women who have breast cancers that are estrogen-receptor positive, or sensitive to estrogen.

Letrozole Surpasses Tamoxifen at Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrence

Those cases account for about 60 percent of all breast cancers. The study involved 8,010 women and looked at two treatments: letrozole (brand name Femara) or tamoxifen taken alone for five years or both drugs taken in sequence, one for two years followed by the other for three years. The women were followed for more than eight years on average. Women given letrozole for five years after surgery had a 20 percent lower risk of breast cancer recurrence and were 21 percent less likely to die during the study, compared with those who were given only tamoxifen, long the gold standard.

Neither combination of drugs significantly lowered the likelihood of recurrence or death compared with taking letrozole alone, researchers found. IRS on track to enforce taxes and penalties from healthcare law. The IRS appears to be meeting the technological challenges sparked by the overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, a new federal audit has found.

IRS on track to enforce taxes and penalties from healthcare law

The Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration reports that the agency is systematically dealing with the more than 40 changes that the healthcare law, signed in March 2010, makes to the tax code. At least eight of the modifications, which include penalties for those who do not acquire healthcare coverage and incentives for those who do, are forcing the IRS to craft entirely new processes to administer the law. In all, the overhaul contains $438 billion in new taxes and fees, the audit found. “The new Affordable Care Act provisions represent the largest set of tax law changes in 20 years,” Russell George, the tax administration inspector general, said in a statement.

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.: Just Say No to...Vitamins? "Have you seen that article about older women and vitamins?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.: Just Say No to...Vitamins?

" a colleague of mine breathlessly asked the other morning. Immediately feeling deficient for missing it, I had to admit, "No. What did it say? " She couldn't remember specifics but said a study came out of Finland that older women who took multivitamins were at greater risk of death. Children's Risk For Nearsightedness May Be Reduced By Spending More Time Outdoors.

How Long Is This Hot Wheels Track? Let me start with this video: Pretty cool, right? Orangutan Culture Develops Like Human Culture. A team of anthropologists have shown that orangutans may have the ability to learn socially and pass these lessons down through generations — evidence that culture in humans and great apes has the same evolutionary roots. [partner id="wireduk" align="right"]In humans, certain behavioral innovations tend to be passed down from generation to generation through social learning.

Many consider the existence of culture in humans to be one of the key factors that differentiates us from other animals. Around a decade ago, biologists observing great apes noticed geographical variations in behavior that suggested that they were passing certain innovations down through generations, just as humans do. To this day, there is much debate about whether geographical variations in behavior is driven culturally or through genetic and environmental factors. Beijing 'hubs' haven't curbed population pressures - World news - Asia-Pacific - China. With Much At Stake, Lobbyists Stay Close To Super Committee. Politico reports that the high stakes that involve everything from the health industry to Native American tribes in the deficit panel's deliberations have created a veritable "swarm" of lobbyists.

Politico: Lobbyists Swarm Super Committee It's a stunning ratio of lobbyists to lawmakers but makes sense when you consider the high stakes faced by interests ranging from the health care industry to Native American tribes. The groups fear the super committee will find $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction before Thanksgiving by cutting their funding or raising their taxes (Sherman and Palmer, 10/23). The Associated Press: Lawmakers Open To Changes In Military Benefits The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits. Exclusive Sneak Peek: 'Gold Rush' Family Hocks Everything To Strike It Rich, But Is It Worth It? With gold selling for over $1,600 an ounce, Americans are combing their dressers and attics for old jewelry, looking to cash in on the new gold rush. The miners on Discovery Channel’s hit reality show “Gold Rush” have a different kind of gold fever–they left their homes and family in the Lower 48, hoping to strike it rich mining for gold in Alaska.

“I’ve had talks with my kids about the state of the economy,” miner Todd “The Boss” Hoffman tells Bisphenol A exposure in womb affects girls' behavior. Studies show no extra risk with Pfizer smoking drug. Exploring What We Don't Know About TEDMED's Twenty Great Challenges of Health and Medicine. Technolog - Google co-founder finally most popular on Google+ Math disability linked to problem relating quantities to numerals, October 24.

For Immediate Release Monday, October 24, 2011. Time – and brain chemistry – heal all wounds. HPV Is Linked to Heart Disease in Women. Healthcare reform law’s backers hope to reclaim 'ObamaCare' label. Supporters of the healthcare reform law launched a new campaign Monday to reclaim the term “ObamaCare” and highlight the law’s benefits. Stephanie Armstrong: It's Cool to Skip Lunch. Inspector general report faults oversight of Medicaid drug program. Not one of 14 states recently audited had adequate controls in place to ensure that all of its Medicaid drug expenditures complied with federal law, according to a new Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General report.

The potential cost to state and federal taxpayers: almost $260 million. The report found many drugs were ineligible for coverage, and faulted the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Shunning water linked to high blood sugar. Psychopaths Share Similar Speech Patterns When Detailing Their Crimes, Study Shows. Battling for gay rights, in Allah's name - US news - Life. RGA opposes Obama plan to cut Medicaid spending. Zyprexa: FDA OKs Generic Version Of Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder Drug. Insomnia could moderately raise your heart attack risk / American Heart Association. APHA: Not getting enough sleep? Craig Ing: Suppression, Regression, Depression.

Million-dollar payments to surgeons raise questions. OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Barbour pitches Medicaid flexibility. Antibody for Hendra and Nipah Viruses Shows Promise. Tido von Schoen-Angerer: A Vaccine That Works Only Half the Time Is Not the Shot in the Arm Malaria Needs. MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010): Intermittent black screen or loss of video. Red Room: Love, Interrupted. NHS must prepare for the genetic revolution, report says. Bruce A. Barron: What We Know and Don't Know. Coffee linked to reduced risk of common skin cancer - More Ways to Cope With Type 1 Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar. The new American Girl doll: She’s Jewish, she’s poor and her name is Rebecca.

Antibody for Hendra and Nipah Viruses Shows Promise. Why Your Surgeon Should Be a Gamer. Floodwaters enter Bangkok's second airport - Weather. Health gap between rich and poor in the spotlight at UN forum in Brazil. Javan rhino 'now extinct in Vietnam' Senators Outraged U.S. Borrowing Big From China While Also Giving It Aid. Gas pump handles top study of filthy surfaces. Blood test could identify smokers at higher risk for heart disease, UT Southwestern researchers find. Technolog - Tablet users don't want to pay for news on device. NYT on High-Functioning Schizophrenics - Neuroethics.

East L.A. speaks from its heart - Premiums, Deductibles And Cost Sharing In Employer Health Plans Keep Rising. Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children, Study Finds. Sari Eckler Cooper: Does Sexual Dysfunction Lead to Divorce? Drugs to Treat A.D.H.D. Reach the Preschool Set. Novartis, Vectura lung drugs face delay in U.S. Report: Gadhafi buried in undisclosed location - World news - Mideast/N. Africa. Loss Of Independent Living For Seniors Greatly Influenced By Death Of Spouse. MPs condemn poor value from hi-tech equipment. Hurricane Rina becomes Category 2 storm - Weather. New Simulation Education Research Highlighted At CHEST 2011.