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Morning Break: Lab-Grown Vagina, Heartbleed Targets ACA

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(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

10 Questions: Dave Mittman, PA

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- How can medical professionals avoid burnout? Be as good a spouse, as good a Dad, as good a volunteer as you are a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or physician, Dave Mittman, PA, told MedPage Today.

Mechanism behind mega-heatwaves pinpointed

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Two recent record hot spells traced to feedback loop between dry soils and trapped air.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15078

How to make graphene in a kitchen blender

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

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NSF pulls support for quake observatory

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Troubled project sought to observe tremors from deep within the San Andreas fault.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15076

X-ray method could improve nuclear screening

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Rapid imaging technique adapted from medical applications shows promise in detection of nuclear materials.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15071

Moon dust probe crashes

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

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Bouncing neutrons probe dark energy on a table-top

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

An experiment measuring gravity's effects at the quantum scale finds no deviations from Newton's laws.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15062

How to build a Neanderthal

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Epigenetic maps help to explain how archaic humans differed from modern ones despite having very similar DNA sequences.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15063

Earth-sized exoplanet spotted in star’s habitable zone

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

New-found world orbits a cool, dim star, and might even contain water.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15066

White dwarf acts as cosmic magnifying glass

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Planet-hunting telescope sees long-predicted gravitational lensing of star in binary system by its companion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15072

Female insect uses spiky penis to take charge

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Brazilian cave creatures's marathon sex sessions extract nourishment along with sperm from reluctant male.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15064

Scientists find protein that unites sperm and egg

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Newly discovered molecule plays crucial role in conception.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15058

Toxicology: The plastics puzzle

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

When toxicologists warned that the plastics ingredient BPA might be harmful, consumers clamoured for something new. But problems persist.

Nature 508 306 doi: 10.1038/508306a

Beware of backroom deals in the name of 'science'

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

The term 'sound science' has become Orwellian double-speak for various forms of pro-business spin, says Colin Macilwain.

Nature 508 289 doi: 10.1038/508289a

Seven days: 11–17 April 2014

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

The week in science: Japan reapproves use of nuclear power, second sighting of an exotic tetraquark, and biotech stocks plunge.

Nature 508 292 doi: 10.1038/508292a

Mini satellites prove their scientific power

news@nature - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Proliferation of ‘CubeSats’ offers fresh and fast way to gather space data.

Nature 508 300 doi: 10.1038/508300a

HTN Guidance Takes Center Stage at NKF

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:19pm
(MedPage Today) -- Guidelines on hypertension management, particularly the recent JNC8 recommendations, will be a major talking point at this year's National Kidney Foundation spring clinical meetings, experts said.

How To Get Medicare To Cover A Spa Trip

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Good news for doctors who think their patients need a trip to the spa: Medicare will reimburse, with only two catches.

Biggest Insurer Shocked with Hep C Costs

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 1:49pm
(MedPage Today) -- UnitedHealth Group spent $100 million on hepatitis C drugs in the first 3 months of the year, much more than expected, the company said.
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