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The Superficiality of Today

The Superficiality of Today

You’ve heard it all before: “The media feeds teens distorted body image ideas!” and “The world is too focused on looks now.” But really, let’s get down to the facts – how superficial is today’s society? Decide for yourself. Ever heard of vanity sizing? Probably not. But chances are, you’ve experienced it. Remember walking into […]

NY court dismisses anti-vaccination case

In a June 2014 court case, three New York families sued the city for not allowing their unvaccinated children to attend school while vaccine-preventable diseases were being passed around. By New York state law, children are required to be vaccinated before attending school, unless they receive religious or medical exemptions. Weber State University Computer Lab […]

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Research shows video game skills may enhance surgical performance

It turns out that hours of video games could be training future doctors. Dr. James Rosser of the Florida Hospital Medical Group says video games may be key to the hand-eye coordination that is so valued in surgeons. Rosser is president of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, […]

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New data shows 14 percent of couples that live in a high or middle income country suffer from fertility problems.  Researchers are starting to believe that the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation  that is emitted by cell phones and other similar devices are having a negative effect on fertility. The University of Exeter conducted a study which […]

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Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine  that a new antibiotic, Oritavancin, could be just as effective in a single dose as antibiotics that require two doses daily for up to 10 days in order to be effective. This research comes from a three-year study of the new antibiotic, which consisted of two clinical trials […]

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Student samples water in Guatemala for study

Graduation for many students means testing the waters of life outside college. But for senior Emma Bentley, testing the waters was part of her undergraduate research. Bentley, who has put time and effort into testing the water in Guatemala, has spoken at different schools about her findings. “I went to Guatemala — it was last […]

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