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Even after Hurricane Sandy, many people wouldn't prepare before a future storm

Tech - Popular Science - Global warming will put more people in storms' paths who have little experience with natural disasters.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:41:43 - #newstidbits

Many Dying Cancer Patients Try Useless Treatments

WebMD - A study of just over 100,000 patients in the United States found that the urge to undergo ultimately fruitless cancer treatment "is not a rare...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:41:41 - #cancer #newstidbits

Can we cure cancer by finding out how two proteins interact?

PhysOrg.com - In a paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Dr. Ozdemir has studied two protein families named Rho GTPases and IQGAPs, which...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:41:40 - #cancer #newstidbits

Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells

NYT > Health - Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:41:39 - #cancer #newstidbits

Whither the McMansion? Why Millennials Aren't Buying

Think - Knowledge@Wharton - Across the country, baby boomers who own large suburban homes are looking to downsize but are finding it hard to attract...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:13:27 - #boomer #newstidbits

NASA Hosts University Students to Discuss Future of Space Exploration

Military - NASA - NASA is giving university students an opportunity to interact with agency leadership, including NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, as...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:13:26 - #nasa #newstidbits

Indians' Outlook on Economy Dims Ahead of Vote

Life - Gallup Headlines - Ahead of their current election, Indians were becoming less confident in their local economy and the rural-urban divide was...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:13:23 - #newstidbits

Video plus brochure helps patients make lung cancer scan decision

Life - EurekAlert - A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:13:22 - #cancer #newstidbits

Economic Confidence Slips in April, but Still Positive

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans' confidence in the economy dipped in March and April after surging in February, shortly after the end of the latest...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:13:21 - #newstidbits

The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirees

Life - Kiplinger - Vanguard, with more than $5 trillion in global assets under management, is the world's largest mutual fund provider - and for good...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:13:20 - #retirement #newstidbits

Brain Stimulation Gives New Hope For Treating Psychiatric Disorders

Electronics - IEEE Spectrum - Addiction, OCD, PTSD and depression: all of these conditions might be improved by stimulating one deep brain structureDeep brain...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:42:03 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

Panasonic Lumix S1R vs. Nikon Z 7: High-res mirrorless showdown

Tech - Digital Trends - The 47-megapixels Lumix S1R and 46-megapixel Nikon Z 7 are the two highest-resolution, full-frame mirrorless cameras on the...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:13:50 - #panasonic #newstidbits

Apple expands its iPhone recycling program to US Best Buy stores and the Netherlands

Tech - The Verge - Apple has announced that it's expanding its iPhone recycling program to include Best Buy stores in the US and KPM locations in the...
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:13:48 - #robotics #newstidbits

10 Great Senior Discounts

U.S. News - Learn where to look to save on everyday expenses during retirement.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:13:23 - #retirement #newstidbits

SpaceX's Recovered Core Booster Damaged in Rough Seas

U.S. News - SpaceX's recovered core booster from last week's big launch damaged in rough seas.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:13:22 - #spacex #newstidbits

Mastercard Offers New Benefits for World and World Elite Cardholders

U.S. News - Cardholders can take advantage of cellphone and identity theft protection.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:13:21 - #newstidbits

Is Alzheimer's Hereditary?

U.S. News - Heredity and age are major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:13:20 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

How tech helped put out the Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Media - USATODAY - Tech Top Stories - Paris firefighters used drones and a water-spitting robot to help tame the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:13:20 - #drones #robotics #newstidbits

Longer lifespans: A coming crisis or reason to celebrate?

Think - Big Think - A huge segment of America's population - the Baby Boom generation - is aging and will live longer than any American generation in...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:13:17 - #retirement #newstidbits

50 Top Stocks That Billionaires Love

Life - Kiplinger - Do you want to invest like real billionaires do?

Most billionaires obviously have much more money to burn than the average investor....
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:13:16 - #newstidbits

A Rainbow and the Cygnus Launch

Life - NASA Image of the day - A rainbow is seen at launch Pad-0A after the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at NASA's...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:42:52 - #nasa #northropgrumman #newstidbits

How to Adopt a Retirement Distribution Mindset

Life - Kiplinger - Switching from a savings mentality during your working years to a spending one in retirement takes a good plan. Here are some strategies...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:42:51 - #retirement #newstidbits

Financial scam victims have higher risk of Alzheimer's

Media - Reuters - Health - Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:43:22 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Trump Gave Americans a Massive Tax Cut. Few Are Noticing - And That's a Problem for Him

Media - Time - Business - Republicans passed a sweeping tax cut for two-thirds of Americans in 2017, saying it would pay for itself and the American...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:43:21 - #retirement #newstidbits

Attracting and retaining top sales talent

Think - Gartner Blog Network - There is a common saying - leaders need to attract and retain top talent. Clearly, this is a great practice. However,...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:43:18 - #newstidbits

Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study

Life - EurekAlert - A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:29 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

U.S. Church Membership Down Sharply in Past Two Decades

Life - Gallup Headlines - The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has fallen 20 percentage points within...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:28 - #newstidbits

9 Medical Reasons Why Your Hands Are Shaking

Life - Reader's Digest - Why are you shaking?
Most people will deal with hand tremors at some point, and most often, it's no big deal. However, shaking...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:27 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

10 Things Your Ears Reveal About Your Health

Life - Reader's Digest - Creased earlobes
Yes, wrinkles seem to pop up everywhere as you age-but they could be problematic if one turns up on your earlobes....
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:26 - #diabetes #preeclampsia #cancer #newstidbits

Key protein a possible new target in the treatment of pancreatic cancer

Life - EurekAlert - Pancreatic Cancer Collective-funded research (Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer) from Dr. Tony Hunter (Salk Institute)...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:25 - #cancer #newstidbits

Naples, Florida, Metro Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Fourth Time

Life - Gallup Headlines - Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida, had the highest wellbeing across 156 U.S. metro areas for the fourth straight year....
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:24 - #newstidbits

IDIBELL -- ICO researchers set new bases to develop therapies against colorectal cancer

Life - EurekAlert - IDIBELL -- ICO researchers in Barcelona have found that inactivation of two proteins make tumoral cells more sensitive to chemotherapy....
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:23 - #cancer #newstidbits

Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication

Life - EurekAlert - Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:22 - #wearables #parkinsons #newstidbits

Northrop Grumman Engineers Load Final Cargo for Cygnus Launch

Life - NASA Image of the day - Mission engineers load the final cargo into the Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket,...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:21 - #nasa #northropgrumman #newstidbits

The Leukemia Atlas: researchers unveil proteins that signal disease

Life - EurekAlert - Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after the initial diagnosis. To...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:20 - #cancer #newstidbits

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have to Improve Your Credit?

Life - Productivity Theory - Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Facebook If you're in your 20s, you may be just starting to learn about things like your...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:19 - #newstidbits

Northrop Grumman's 11th Cargo Launch Prepares to Launch to Station

Life - NASA Image of the day - A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen during sunrise on Pad-0A, Tuesday, April...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:13:18 - #nasa #northropgrumman #newstidbits

A Beginner's Guide to Micro-investing (and Our Favorite Apps)

Life - The Penny Hoarder - In the 21st century, we like things small.
Our headphones, computers and dogs are all shrinking. Teacup pigs are surging...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:53 - #android #retirement #warrenbuffett #newstidbits

Northrup Grumman's 11th Cargo Launch Prepares to Launch to Station

Life - NASA Image of the day - A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen during sunrise on Pad-0A, Tuesday, April...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:52 - #nasa #northropgrumman #newstidbits

How to Avoid One of the Biggest Retirement Mistakes

Life - Retirement - Only the Beginning - There are thousands of baby boomers nearing retirement every day. According to...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:51 - #boomer #retirement #cancer #newstidbits

Breakthrough could finally help doctors pinpoint a patient's cancer cause

Life - TreeHugger - Scientists find that tumors hold information like a 'black box' pointing to the specific cause of disease.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:50 - #cancer #newstidbits

U.S. Seniors Pay Billions, yet Many Cannot Afford Healthcare

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans aged 65 or older are concerned about healthcare costs and many cannot afford prescription drugs or care.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:49 - #newstidbits

How Safe Is Your Privacy in a Smart Home?

Life - The Wirecutter - A version of this post was sent to our weekly newsletter mailing list. If you'd like to receive this in your inbox, subscribe...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:48 - #robotics #newstidbits

Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon

Life - EurekAlert - Streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor, according to researchers...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:47 - #nasa #newstidbits

Scientists get sly, use deception to fight cancer

Life - EurekAlert - In recent years, it's become clear that RNA-binding proteins play a major role in cancer growth. These proteins, active in all...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:46 - #cancer #newstidbits

Turning silenced cancer genes back into fighters

Life - EurekAlert - Working with human colon cancer cells and mice, researchers led by experts at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:41:21 - #cancer #newstidbits

The best Android apps for organizing your life

Enterprise - Computerworld - Most of us juggle an immense amount of information these days - enough tasks, to-do's, and scattered scraps of mental data to...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:42:49 - #android #newstidbits

Alex Trebek checks in about his health and is ready to keep hosting

Tech - Mashable - Six weeks after beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek informed fans he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he's once again checked in with...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:13:33 - #cancer #newstidbits

NASA astronaut Christina Koch's first space mission now set to break ISS record

Tech - The Verge - Today, NASA announced which astronauts will be traveling to and from the International Space Station through the end of the year,...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:13:29 - #nasa #newstidbits

To fight Alzheimer's disease, Univ. of Washington researchers target plaque-causing proteins

Tech - GeekWire - Researchers developed a synthetic peptide to stop the formation of protein clusters that are thought to cause cognitive problems in...
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:13:25 - #alzheimer #newstidbits