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Children with regressive autism have earlier first words and delayed phrase speech

May 21, 2010 by  
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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders: Children with a regressive form of autism tend to have earlier first words and delayed phrase speech compared with children with other patterns of autism symptom onset, according to a study published online April 2 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. They also have elevated autism symptom […]

BP takes desperate measures as oil slick reaches US coast

May 21, 2010 by  
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The Times (UK): ONE mile beneath the oil-stained waters of the Gulf of Mexico, a bent pipe and a stack of yellow valves and tubes continued yesterday to confound a multi-million-dollar salvage effort that has so far failed to contain a fast-spreading ecological disaster. US government scientists warned that deteriorating conditions at the site of […]

More weight loss, side effects with lap DS

May 13, 2010 by  
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MDConsult: Biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch resulted in greater weight loss than did Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in super obese patients, but it came at the expense of more frequent gastrointestinal side effects, according to a small retrospective study published online in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch patients also needed higher doses of vitamin […]

Gyms get shoppers’ blood pumping

May 13, 2010 by  
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Stores Magazine: Fitness centers are starting to flex their muscles in high-end malls, and neighboring retailers have discovered they have the potential to drive large volumes of traffic. Long Island’s Roosevelt Field, one of the nation’s largest high-end shopping malls, added an XSport Fitness in 2006. The 60,000-sq.-ft. complex features 150 cardio machines, a 25-meter […]

Moving the experiential needle

May 13, 2010 by  
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Stores Magazine: Not very long ago, tattoos were most often associated with bikers and outlaws. Nowadays, things couldn’t be more different: athletes, soccer moms and white-collar professionals are sporting “tats.” According to reports by the Pew Research Center, 36 percent of those ages 18 to 25 — and 40 percent of 26- to 40-year-olds — […]

Gulf oil spill pictures: Ten animals at risk

May 11, 2010 by  
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Nationalgeographic.com (extended captions by Craig Guillot): A least tern checks on its rock-colored eggs on a Gulfport, Mississippi (map), beach on Saturday. The Mississippi coast is home to one of the largest nesting colonies of least terns in the United States, according to the National Audubon Society. But as oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill […]

Gulf fishermen training for cleanup, as spill darkens their future

May 11, 2010 by  
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Engineering News Record: Lafitte resident Lanvin LeBlanc has been fishing his entire life. With more than three decades of shrimping under his belt, he single-handedly runs a 38-ft skiff to bring thousands of pounds of shrimp to market each year. When officials closed the waters to commercial and recreational fishing between the mouth of the […]

As the oil creeps closer (CNNMoney.com)

May 7, 2010 by  
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Just 11 miles off the Mississippi coast, Ship Island is home to some of the most beautiful waters and beaches in the state. Ship Island Excursions has been transporting visitors there since 1926: The family-owned and operated company shuttles more than 30,000 people each year to the island. Captain Louis Skrmetta, the company’s president, says […]

Oil spill disaster is now ‘out of control’

May 3, 2010 by  
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TimesOnline/The Times (UK): President Barack Obama will today visit the Gulf of Mexico coastline threatened by the giant oil spill, as experts warn that the spill from a ruptured oil rig might be growing five times faster than previously estimated. The oil is gushing from BP’s sunken Deepwater Horizon rig at 25,000 barrels a day […]

Gulf oil hits land and wildlife (Nationalgeographic.com)

Louisiana’s coast serves as a winter resting spot for more than 70 percent of the country’s waterfowl, and the region is used by more than a hundred tropical migratory birds, said Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the National Audubon Society’s Louisiana Coastal Initiative. (See waterbird pictures.) Officials with the joint federal-industry team responding […]