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NAU, WUSTL collaborate to help dismiss popular mass extinction theory

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Scott Anderson, a professor of environmental and quaternary science in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University, was part of a team that countered a prevailing idea that a major impact event 13,000 years ago was the cause of rapid climate change and the last mass extinction on the planet.

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Global Temperature, Global Warming, Global Cooling, Climate Change

2010 – Statistical Tie for Warmest Year

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The year 2010 finished in a photo finish with 1998 for the warmest year in the 32-year satellite temperature record. 2010 was only 0.013 C cooler than 1998, an amount that is not statistically significant.

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Osteoporosis, Prevention, Uspstf, Senior Women, Routine Screening, Fracture Risk, Postmenopausal, Evidence Based Practice Center, EPC

Osteoporosis Screening Recommended for All Women Over Age 65

In an update to its 2002 recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends that all women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis.

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Online Tool Can Help Seniors Quickly Determine Risk for Dementia

A quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of developing dementia and determine whether they should seek a comprehensive, face-to-face diagnosis from a physician, according to a new study.

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“Longevity” Protein SIRT1 May Ward Off Precursor to Prostate Cancer

For first time, animal study suggests that Sirt1 gene inhibits prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.

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Most Seniors Don’t Get Shingles Vaccination, CDC Finds

Less than 7 percent of U.S. seniors chose to receive a shingles vaccination as of 2008, finds a new CDC study.

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Protein Thought to Protect Against Oxidative Stress Also Promotes Clogging of Arteries

UCLA researchers have found that a protein that plays an important role in some antioxidant therapies may not be as effective due to additional mechanisms that cause it to promote atherosclerosis, or clogging of the arteries.

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Researchers Determine Lifetime Risk of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mayo Clinic researchers have determined the lifetime risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and six other autoimmune rheumatic diseases for both men and women.

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Walking Speed Associated with Survival in Older Adults

In an analysis that included data from 9 studies, having higher measures of walking speed among older adults was associated with increased length of survival, according to a study in the January 5 issue of JAMA.







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