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Study questions link between teen pot smoking and IQ decline
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Published in 19-1-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence. [...] the new study says, pot smoking may be merely a symptom of something else that's really responsible for a brainpower effect seen in some previous research. [...] an adolescent at risk for smoking pot "is probably going to show this IQ drop regardless of ...>>
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Effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold, flu seasons
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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Despite years of warnings, doctors still overprescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that those drugs cannot help. Rather than sending patients off with little advice about what to do while their bodies fight off a virus, how about a prescription instead for some over-the-counter or home remedies that just might ease the cough or the pain? CD ...>>
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First lady, school meal directors may be headed for truce
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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First lady, school meal directors may be headed for truce WASHINGTON (AP) A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve the nation's schoolchildren, easing requirements on whole grains and delaying an upcoming deadline to cut sodium levels on the lunch line. The School Nutrition ...>>
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Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world's oceans instead of the ground. [...] the new study, using ocean-observing data that goes back to the British research ship Challenger in the 1870s and including high-tech modern underwater monitors and computer models, tracked how much man-made heat has been buried in the ...>>
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Federal officials consider protections for cat-like predator
Technology
Published in 12-1-2016
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(AP) Government officials will consider new protections for a small, fanged predator that thrives in old-growth forests of the Northern Rockies over concerns that trapping, habitat loss and poisoning could be harming the animal's population. Officials changed course after receiving new details on the accidental trapping of fishers in a 2013 petition from a coalition of advocacy groups led b ...>>
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Blue Bell says ice cream safe despite potential concern
Technology
Published in 12-1-2016
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HOUSTON (AP) Blue Bell Creameries sought to reassure customers Monday that its ice cream in safe, even as the Texas company tries to determine whether listeria has again been found at one of its plants. Carrie Williams, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said Blue Bell told her agency that it found "a couple of instances of environmental positives for Listeria speci ...>>
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Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50
Technology
Published in 12-1-2016
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Women in their 60s are the most likely to avoid dying from breast cancer thanks to mammograms, but there's clearly enough benefit for the average woman to start at 50, the task force found. After menopause, tumors tend to grow more slowly and women's breast tissue becomes less dense and easier for mammograms to penetrate, says chief medical officer Dr. Otis Brawley. Screening guideline ...>>
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Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers
Technology
Published in 12-1-2016
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Samsung Electronics reached a partial agreement on workplace safety with sickened workers and their families, nearly a decade after the death of a 22-year-old chip worker from leukemia galvanized concern about conditions in South Korea's semiconductor industry. The South Korean company and Banolim, which is the main advocacy group for sick workers, along with another ...>>
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Michigan governor pledges contact with every Flint household
Technology
Published in 12-1-2016
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(AP) An apologetic Gov. Rick Snyder pledged Monday that officials would make contact with every household in Flint to check whether residents have bottled water and a filter and want to be tested for lead exposure while his embattled administration works on a long-term solution to the city's water crisis. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Interim Director Keith Creagh gave no tim ...>>
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Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes
Technology
Published in 5-1-2016
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state commission that regulates Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry ordered some injection well operators to reduce wastewater disposal volumes on Monday after at least a dozen earthquakes hit an area north of Oklahoma City in less than a week. Among the recent quakes to hit the area was a 4.2 magnitude temblor on New Year's Day that caused minor damage but n ...>>
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California braces for series of El Nino storms
Technology
Published in 5-1-2016
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Come April 1 when the snowpack is typically at its deepest water managers will be better able to gauge the situation. In recent weeks, a weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the nation, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South, and so much snow across the West that even ski slopes have been overwhelmed. Workers in ...>>
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Beijing says pollution lessened in 2015 despite smog alerts
Technology
Published in 5-1-2016
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Beijing's municipal government has been replacing coal-fired boilers with natural gas-powered facilities, forcing older, more polluting vehicles off the road, and closing or moving factories that are heavy polluters. The environmental protection bureau attributed the lowering of sulfur dioxide to the phasing out of coal-fired heating systems. The city had earlier experienced more hazardous ...>>
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Driverless taxi on Seoul campus offers glimpse of future
Technology
Published in 5-1-2016
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A South Korean university is testing a sedan that can pick up and transport passengers without a human driver, giving a glimpse into the future of autonomous public transport. Seo Seung-Woo, director of the Intelligent Vehicle IT Research Center at Seoul National University, said the university has been testing the driverless taxi to transport disabled students around cam ...>>
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Faraday reveals sleek, sporty concept car in Vegas
Technology
Published in 5-1-2016
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California-based Faraday Future debuted its sleek electric concept racecar Monday night during the annual CES show that focuses on consumer gadgets and has increasingly become a way for carmakers to show off their latest technological feats. The 18-month-old company that has remained much of a mystery until recently revealing its primary backer, Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, won $335 million w ...>>
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Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes
Technology
Published in 5-1-2016
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state commission that regulates Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry ordered some injection well operators to reduce wastewater disposal volumes on Monday after at least a dozen earthquakes hit an area north of Oklahoma City in less than a week. Among the recent quakes to hit the area was a 4.2 magnitude temblor on New Year's Day that caused minor damage but n ...>>
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