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Deep Sea RV: New Habitat for Astronauts

Space RVs might sound like something the Jetsons would take on a cosmic road trip, but Lockheed Martin is going to make it a reality for astronauts venturing to Mars and beyond.

NASA gave the aerospace titan, along with Boeing, OrbitalATK, Bigelow Aerospace, Nanoracks, and Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Space Systems, a combined $65 million to prototype a deep-space habitat for its NextSTEP (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships) program by the end of the year.

New National Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendation, Study

The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), were used to inform the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which published its updated recommendation on cervical cancer screening in the same issue of the journal.

The Task Force is an independent panel of experts that makes evidence-based recommendations on disease prevention. The Task Force also provides an annual report to Congress on the evidence base for clinical preventive services and recommends priority areas that deserve further examination.

ClariFix cryotherapy: New Treatment in Chronic Rhinitis

A new treatment that delivers a freezing or near-freezing temperature to the back of the nose of patients can offer relief to people suffering from chronic stuffy or runny nose, postnasal drip and cough. These symptoms result from persistently inflamed nose and sinuses, a condition known as chronic rhinitis.

Adherence To Guidelines For The Diagnosis Of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

According to a new study, researchers estimate that adherence to guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is improving but remains suboptimal among ambulatory-care physicians.

They hope that primary-care and specialty physicians continue to improve in providing guideline-adherent care to persons with BPPV by refraining from ordering diagnostic imaging and prescribing anti-vertigo medications for the treatment of BPPV. The study was published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Bangladesh's Expectant Mothers Being Coerced into Unnecessary Operations, Findings

The phrase “too posh to push” was first used by British tabloids in the 2000s highlighting the trend among celebrities choosing to have their babies by caesarean section, as opposed to natural childbirth.

In Bangladesh it is not because they are “too posh” rather it is because they are often coerced into having an operation even when it is not necessary. Every year, an astonishing one million C-sections are performed in Bangladesh.

Symptoms Of A Hormonal Imbalance

Our hormones play an enormous role in how we look, think and feel. When they’re out of balance, it can feel like we have no control over our bodies. Our body doesn’t have a voice so it communicates to us through symptoms which may be asking us to eat, drink, move, think, breathe, believe or perceive in a different way so as to better support our health. 

Heart Disease Patients Understand Food Labels

According to a study, researchers estimated that many consumers have difficulty using and understanding food labels, especially men and people at risk for heart disease. Diet is considered a modifiable risk factor for heart disease prevention. In Ireland, as in many other nations, food labels provide nutritional information to help consumers make informed food choices. But this observational study identifies gaps in adults' use of food labels.