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Dutch euthanasia figures present muddled picture

Michael Cook BioEdge Euthanasia in the Netherlands is nothing much to worry about, according to The Lancet. The latest survey shows that the overall levels of euthanasia and assisted suicide are about the same now as they were in 2002, … Continue reading

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Immunity in Society: Diverse Solutions to Common Problems

Simon A. Babayan & David S. Schneider PLos Biology Abstract Understanding how organisms fight infection has been a central focus of scientific research and medicine for the past couple of centuries, and a perennial object of trial and error by … Continue reading

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Unnecessary cancer treatment in men on the rise

Andrew M. Seaman Reuters A new review of U.S. data on prostate cancer finds that despite established guidelines, a growing number of men who should not be getting aggressive treatment are getting it anyway. Men with low-risk tumors and a … Continue reading

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Teachers under fire over exam on adult movies

Bethany Hiatt West Australian Exam markers have chastised high school media teachers for encouraging students to write about R-rated films in Year 12 exams. A report released this week on last year’s stage three media production and analysis exam raised … Continue reading

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Aussies don’t trust politicians: survey

Source: SMH As federal MPs gather in Canberra for the first parliamentary sitting of the year, a new survey has found 60 per cent of Australians don’t believe what their political leaders say. The latest annual Trust Barometer survey, released … Continue reading

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Accumulation of Microplastic on Shorelines Woldwide: Sources and Sinks

Source: Environ. Sci. Technol Plastic debris <1 mm (defined here as microplastic) is accumulating in marine habitats. Ingestion of microplastic provides a potential pathway for the transfer of pollutants, monomers, and plastic-additives to organisms with uncertain consequences for their health. … Continue reading

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New Insight Into Aging Brains

Source: WSJ Nearly a quarter of the changes often seen in a person’s intelligence level over the course of a lifetime may be due to genes, a proportion never before estimated, new research shows. The study suggests that genes may … Continue reading

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