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North Korea nuclear test suspected: Live Report !! “artificial earthquake” at North Korea’s nuclear test site !!

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: February 11, 2013

HONG KONG (AFP) 0337 GMT: An "artificial earthquake of 5.1 magnitude" has been detected in Kilju county, where the Punggye-ri test site is located, according to Yonhap news agency. The US Geological Survey measured it as a 4.9-magnitude quake at a very shallow depth of just one kilometre (0.6 miles). Reports say that South Korea has detected an "artificial earthquake" at North Korea's nuclear test site, suggesting Pyongyang had gone ahead with a threatened atomic test. WELCOME to AFP's Live Report on the suspected nuclear test in North Korea. Just hours before the suspected test, North Korea's ruling party called…

EPA pesticide exposure test too short, overlooks long term effects: EPA only test Pesticides health effects over 4 days

Relevance: 96%      Posted on: September 4, 2012

Contact: Morgan Kelly mekelly@pitt.edu 412-624-4356 University of Pittsburgh Pitt research suggests EPA pesticide exposure test too short, overlooks long term effects PITTSBURGH—The four-day testing period the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commonly uses to determine safe levels of pesticide exposure for humans and animals could fail to account for the toxins' long-term effects, University of Pittsburgh researchers report in the September edition of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The team found that the highly toxic pesticide endosulfan—a neurotoxin banned in several nations but still used extensively in U.S. agriculture—can exhibit a "lag effect" with the fallout from exposure not surfacing until…

New prostate cancer screening guideline recommends not using PSA test

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: October 30, 2014

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 27-Oct-2014 Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care releases updated guideline A new Canadian guideline recommends that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test should not be used to screen for prostate cancer based on evidence that shows an increased risk of harm and uncertain benefits. The guideline is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) "Some people believe men should be screened for prostate cancer with the PSA test but the evidence indicates otherwise," states Dr. Neil Bell, member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care and chair of the prostate cancer guideline working group. "These…

New, non-invasive prostate cancer test beats PSA in detecting prostate cancer, researchers report

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: February 7, 2008

Public Release: 1-Feb-2008     Simple urine test leads to more accurate diagnoses, fewer false-positive results   PHILADELPHIA - An experimental biomarker test developed by researchers at the University of Michigan more accurately detects prostate cancer than any other screening method currently in use, according to a study published in the February 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The researchers say a simple urine test that screens for the presence of four different RNA molecules accurately identified 80 percent of patients in a study who were later found to have prostate cancer,…

Paving the way for a fructose tolerance test

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: October 16, 2014

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 13-Oct-2014 A new study finds that the hormone FGF21 is stimulated by fructose ingestion BOSTON – Increased consumption of table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup has been linked to rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States and throughout the world. Both sweeteners are commonly found in processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages, and both are made up of nearly equal amounts of two basic sugars, glucose and fructose. The effects of glucose ingestion in humans are well understood, in part, because they are easily assessed by performing a Glucose Tolerance Test, which measures…

Studies find $1 test using gold nanoparticles outperforms PSA screen for prostate cancer

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: April 3, 2015

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015 Cancer biomarkers cling to gold nanoparticles, providing more accurate early-stage detection University of Central Florida A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer. The simple test developed by University of Central Florida scientist Qun "Treen" Huo holds the promise of earlier detection of one of the deadliest cancers among men. It would also reduce the number of unnecessary and invasive biopsies stemming from the less precise PSA test that's…

North Korea says plans nuclear test aimed at US

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: January 23, 2013

AFP Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 SEOUL - North Korea said Thursday it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at its "arch-enemy" the United States in response to tightened UN sanctions, but offered no timeframe. "We do not hide that the various satellites and long-range rockets we will continue to launch, as well as the high-level nuclear test we will proceed with, are aimed at our arch-enemy the United States," the National Defence Commission said. "Settling accounts with the US needs to be done with force, not with words," it added. The mention of…

The amount of omega-3 (DHA) in a mother’s milk more important than money spent per pupil in predicting test performance

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: September 11, 2014

Their findings show that the amount of omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in a mother’s milk — fats found primarily in certain fish, nuts and seeds — is the strongest predictor of test performance. It outweighs national income and the number of dollars spent per pupil in schools. "Breast milk in the USA is among the worst in terms of its fat balance" Researchers at UCSB and the University of Pittsburgh use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success By Andrea Estrada Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 22:45 Santa Barbara, CA Hold the Mayo | The…

N. Korea tells China planning nuclear test: report

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: January 12, 2013

AFP Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 SEOUL - A North Korean official has apparently told Chinese authorities that the communist state is planning to conduct a third nuclear test in the coming week, a news report said Saturday. "We've heard a North Korean official in Beijing told the Chinese side that the North planned to carry out a nuclear test between January 13-20," the Joongang Ilbo daily quoted an unidentified Seoul official as saying. South Korean officials have a policy of not commenting on intelligence matters. "We're now stepping up surveillance over the Punggye-ri nuclear test site," the official said in…

S Korean government source: N Korea allegedly preparing fourth underground nuclear test

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: April 7, 2013

Photo: EPA North Korea could perform a fourth underground nuclear weapons test at Punggye-ri, the site of its previous test. Pyongyang appeared to be making preparations for the test, according to a South Korean government source speaking to the country’s Joong Ang Daily newpaper.  This comes on the heels of the South’s defense ministry reports that Pyongyang could perform a mid-range missile test-launch by Wednesday – also the deadline it has given to foreign diplomats to evacuate, as their safety would reportedly no longer be guaranteed by the government. “We have detected increased activity of labor forces and vehicles at…

For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: December 13, 2012

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:09 GMT Reuters By David Chance SEOUL, Dec 13 (Reuters) - North Korea rattled the world on Wednesday by putting a satellite into orbit using the kind of technology that appears to demonstrate it can develop a missile capable of hitting the United States. Its next step will likely be a nuclear test, which would be the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. Its 2009 test came on May 25, a month after a rocket launch. For the North and its absolute ruler Kim Jong-un, the costs of the rocket programme and its allied…

In test with rats, cannabidiol showed sustained effects against depression for 7 days

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: September 1, 2018

Public Release: 30-Aug-2018   First results appeared 24 hours after one single dose of the marijuana component; scientists concluded that CBD activate mechanisms which repair neuronal circuitry in patients' prefrontal cortex and hippocampus Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Commercial antidepressants typically take two to four weeks to have a significant effect on a depressed patient. They are also inneffective in approximately 40% of the cases. Finding new drugs for depression that are fast-acting and have more lasting effects is the goal of research conducted by Brazilian scientists in São Paulo State in collaboration with Danish…

50% of students lack basic math / National test results show 6th-graders struggle with decimals, ratios (Japan)

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: September 20, 2012

The Yomiuri Shimbun Nearly half of all sixth-grade primary school students do not understand multiplication and division with decimals, which is taught in the fifth grade or earlier, according to a study by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER). The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry's institution has analyzed results of the national achievement test given every academic year from 2007 to 2010. The test targeted children in the sixth grade of primary school and those in the third year of middle school. Although the questions differed on each year's test, experts were able to conduct this…

Could CAPTCHAs get any more annoying? New PC test asks web users to take the ‘correct’ moral stance on civil rights issues

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: October 9, 2012

Examples  drawn from breaches of United Nations Universal Declaration of Human  Rights Users must  choose the one answer out of three that shows compassion and  empathy By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED:09:06 EST, 9  October 2012| UPDATED:09:06 EST, 9 October 2012 A civil rights group has devised a new kind  of online test that measures a user's sense of human empathy to distinguish them  from automatic spam posting programmes. The Civil Rights Captcha asks users to take a  moral stance on a real-world civil rights issue by offering them three options  about how they feel about it. Only one answer is correct,…

‘Swine flu’ breath test could reduce future vaccination shortages, research suggests

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: April 6, 2014

Public release date: 14-Jul-2011 A novel breath test, measuring the immune response to the H1N1 flu virus, could help to ease future vaccine shortages by identifying the people who have already been infected with the flu virus. In a study published today, 15 July 2011, in IOP Publishing's Journal of Breath Research, researchers have investigated an easy, non-invasive breath test to measure biomolecules that accumulate in response to the H1N1 strain. Research published last month claimed that over half of the people in Glasgow vaccinated during the 2009 swine flu pandemic were already infected with the flu virus, meaning they…

New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: August 16, 2017

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017   Colorado State University   Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. But it can be confused with similar conditions, including Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness. A team of researchers led by Colorado State University has identified a way to distinguish Lyme disease from similar conditions, according to a new study published August 16 in Science Translational Medicine. Senior author John Belisle, a professor in CSU's Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, said the findings are significant because current laboratory tests for early Lyme disease are not ideal. The research team, which…

Satellite images show tunnelling at N. Korea test site

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: June 25, 2013

AFP Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 SEOUL - Satellite imagery has revealed new tunnelling work at North Korea's nuclear test site, but nothing that points to an imminent detonation, a US research institute said Wednesday. The activity appears to have begun in late April - at the height of a recent surge in inter-Korean tensions - and gathered momentum over the next few months, the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University posted on its 38 North web site. The tunnelling at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site - evidenced by a large new dumpsite - was taking place near the West Portal…

N.Korea has everything in place for new atom test: US expert

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: July 17, 2013

N.Korea needs more tests to "miniaturise" bomb, an expert said. -Reuters     Wed, Jul 17, 2013  Reuters VIENNA - North Korea has strong technical reasons to carry out another nuclear test but may be hesitating because it would anger China, a prominent US scientist who has often visited the reclusive Asian state said on Wednesday. Stanford University's Siegfried Hecker, who was shown a previously undetected uranium enrichment facility when he was last there three years ago, said the North had "everything in place" for what would be the fourth such explosion since 2006. The impoverished country conducted its third nuclear test in…

Pycnogenol found to improve memory and test scores in college students in new clinical trial

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: May 18, 2014

Natural supplement shown to improve mental performance and decrease test anxiety by 17 percent   Dec. 7, 2011 – HOBOKEN, NJ – Keeping your brain in shape…no sweat. Health-conscious consumers may not realize that supplementing a healthy diet is just as important to maintaining mental performance as it is to maintaining six-pack abs. Natural supplements are an easy, effective way to manage mental focus, memory and overall mood. Natural supplement Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, was found to significantly enhance mental performance in healthy college students in a recent clinical…

North Korea carries out third atomic test

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: February 11, 2013

  AP Tuesday, 12 February 2013 North Korea said today it had tested a “miniaturised” nuclear device, defying the United Nations' orders to stop building atomic weapons. The underground explosion could take North Korea a big step closer to its goal of building a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile that could threaten the United States. Official state media said the test was conducted in a safe manner and aimed at coping with "outrageous" US hostility that "violently" undermined the North's peaceful, sovereign rights to launch satellites. North Korea faced sanctions after a December launch…

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