Sink or source? A new model to measure organic carbon in surface waters

A new carbon model allows scientists to estimate sources and losses of organic carbon in surface waters in the United States. Study results indicate that streams act as both sources and sinks for organic carbon.
“Model estimates help managers and…

Men in low income neighborhoods drink more than women: Study

TORONTO, On — March 3, 2011 — Men living in low-income neighbourhoods consume more than three times as many alcoholic drinks each week compared to women in these neighbourhoods, according to a study led by St. Michael’s researcher Flora Matheson…

Study shows pine bark naturally improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome

(Mar. 2, 2011) — HOBOKEN, NJ — The American Heart Association estimates 35 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors characterized by obesity and the simultaneous presence of heart disease risk factors…

Study links vitamin D to lung cancer survival

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Recent research suggests vitamin D may be able to stop or prevent cancer. Now, a new study finds an enzyme that plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D can predict lung cancer survival.
The study, from researchers at the U…

Regrets? Study examines how people can cope

Montreal, March 1, 2011 — Although Edith Piaf defiantly sang, “Non, je ne regrette rien,” most people will have their share of regrets over their lifetime. Indeed, anyone who seeks to overcome disappointments should compare themselves to others …

Study finds breast cancer incidence rates no longer declining in US women

ATLANTA — February 28, 2011 — A sharp decline in breast cancer incidence rates among non-Hispanic white women in the U.S. after a dramatic drop in the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy did not continue through 2007, according to a new study f…

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