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

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

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…
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Association of vitamin D levels, race/ethnicity, clinical characteristics with COVID-19 test results

Key Points Question  Are differences in vitamin D levels greater than levels traditionally considered sufficient (30 ng/mL) associated with having test results positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in White and in Black individuals? Findings  In this cohort study of 4638 individuals with a measured vitamin D level in the year before undergoing COVID-19 testing, the risk…
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New prostate cancer screening guideline recommends not using PSA test

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

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…
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Paving the way for a fructose tolerance test

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…

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

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…
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North Korea says plans nuclear test aimed at US

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

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

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…
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N. Korea tells China planning nuclear test: report

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

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…
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For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test

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…

Aroma diffuser and plastic bag offer inexpensive method to test fit of face masks at home

Researchers have developed a way to use a simple home aroma diffuser to test whether N95 and other types of sealing masks, such as KN95 and FFP2 masks, are properly fitted, a result which could be used to help protect healthcare workers and the public from contracting or transmitting COVID-19. The researchers, from the University…
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50% of students lack basic math / National test results show 6th-graders struggle with decimals, ratios (Japan)

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

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

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…
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New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness

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…
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North Korea carries out third atomic test

  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…

Satellite images show tunnelling at N. Korea test site

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 -…
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