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Gas Piped Into Homes Contains Benzene, Other Risky Chemicals, Study Finds

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The natural gas delivered to homes contains low concentrations of several chemicals linked to cancer, a new study found. Researchers also found inconsistent levels of odorants — substances that give natural gas its characteristic “rotten egg” smell — which could increase the risk of small leaks going undetected. The study,......

Many Russian Cyberattacks Failed in First Months of Ukraine War, Study Says

New York Times
WASHINGTON — A new examination of how Russia used its cybercapabilities in the first months of the war in Ukraine contains a number of surprises: Moscow conducted more cyberattacks than was realized at the time to bolster its invasion, but more than two-thirds of them failed, echoing its poor performance......

Some Omicron sub-variants escaping antibodies from Sinopharm shot – Chinese study

Reuters
A vial labelled “Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine” is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, June 21 (Reuters) – A small Chinese study detailed in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal showed neutralising antibodies against some Omicron sub-variants were......

How the Institute for the Study of War tries to provide a clearer picture of the fighting.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Since the start of Russia’s invasion, the Institute for the Study of War has provided daily updates about the situation on the front. The assessments from the Washington-based research group have become required reading for people following the......

‘Absurd:’ LGBTQ+ advocates, medical professionals respond to conservative study linking gender-affirming care to greater risk of youth suicide

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brooke Migdon Story at a glance A new study from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, asserts that expanded access to gender-affirming health care is associated with an increased rate of suicide among transgender youth. LGBTQ+ advocates and......

Virginia could lose 42 percent of its tidal wetlands by 2100 due to sea level rise, study finds

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech | June 13, 2022 Story at a glance A new study published in Environmental Research Communications says that if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, Virginia could lose 42 percent of its tidal......

‘Heat Ages People’: As Temperatures Rise, Scientists Study How Humans React

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When W. Larry Kenney, a professor of physiology at Pennsylvania State University, began studying how extreme heat harms humans, his research focused on workers inside the disaster-stricken Three Mile Island nuclear plant, where temperatures were as high as 165 degrees Fahrenheit. In the decades that followed, Dr. Kenney has looked......

Summer Monarch Populations Are Steady Despite Winter Declines, Study Finds

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Every autumn, swarms of migrating monarchs descend on the mountains of central Mexico. It is the final stop on a journey of thousands of miles, as the butterflies travel from their North American breeding grounds to their winter colonies, where they blanket fir trees. Visitors who time their trips correctly......

Women are narrowing the confidence gap with men when it comes to managing money, study shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amnajkhetsamtip | Istock | Getty Images Women are closing in on men when it comes to their self-evaluated financial prowess, recent research shows. Overall, 55% of women and 60% of men are confident in their ability to manage their finances,......

Covid vaccine misinformation still fuels fears surrounding pregnancy, a new study finds.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here About 30 percent of pregnant women in the United States remain unvaccinated, according to estimates from the C.D.C. “We know pregnant individuals are at an increased risk when it comes to Covid-19, but they absolutely should not and......

Consumers spend an average $133 more each month on subscriptions than they realize, study shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | DigitalVision | Getty Images There’s a decent chance you don’t have a good handle on how much your subscriptions are really costing you. Consumers’ offhand guess of how much they spend monthly on subscriptions averaged......

Inaccurate oxygen level readings delayed COVID-19 therapies for Black, Hispanic patients: study

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Monique Beals COVID-19 patients in racial and ethnic minority groups were delayed in receiving therapies because of an inaccurate reading of oxygen saturation levels, according to a new study. The study, published Tuesday in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that......

“Long COVID” or “post-COVID” symptoms affect 1 in 4 seniors who survived infection, study finds

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As many as one in four seniors and one in five adults under 65 experienced “long COVID” or “post-COVID” symptoms after surviving a coronavirus infection, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.  The......

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