A major research trial to test whether extra support for smokers calling an NHS quitline - on top of what is already offered by the service - has found the additional help does not improve success rates for quitting the habit.
A new method to make better use of vast amounts of data related to global geography, population and climate may help determine the relative importance of population increases vs. climate change.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue and surveillance missions.
DURHAM, N.C. -- From miniature elephants to monster mice, and even Hobbit-sized humans, size changes in island animals are well-known to science. Biologists have long believed that large animals evolving on islands tend to get smaller, while small animals tend to get bigger, a generalization they call "the island rule."
PANS expands on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS), which is limited to a subset of cases traceable to an autoimmune process triggered by a strep infection. A clinical trial testing an immune-based treatment for PANDAS is currently underway at NIH and Yale University (see below).
Researchers long have used multi-spectral images (which include radiation outside human perception, such as infrared) and other remotely sensed data to create maps of vegetation around the globe. But seasonal changes in vegetation can limit the usefulness of these procedures, making them accurate for only the particular day or season when the data was collected.
Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall,
This discovery is published today in EMBO, the European Molecular Biology Organization journal.
BOSTON, MA—Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as coronary angioplasty or angioplasty, is a procedure used to treat acute coronary syndromes. PCI involves opening a blocked blood vessel by threading and inflating a balloon-tipped tube into the vessel. Sometimes a stent is also inserted to keep the blood vessel open.
CHICAGO – Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital discovered that blockages in the right coronary artery and those in bending areas of the coronary artery are the most common places for dissection, a tear in the artery that can occur during balloon angioplasty of the coronary arteries.
Persistent rain is causing surface flooding in some low-lying parts of Wellington today - and the City Council is asking residents to grab a rake or garden fork to help clear street drains to allow water to drain away.
Registrations for term 1 social sport leagues at the ASB Sports Centre are open now and competitions start from 30 January.
January can bring many things for many people - sunshine, holidays, a fresh outlook on the year ahead.
We now have a small machine that could save lives at one of the many events the city hosts each year - all thanks to the generosity of St John Ambulance and RWC Philips.
Peter Graham, author of So Brilliantly Clever - Parker, Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the World, will give a free evening talk at Wellington Central Library on Thursday 26 January.
This summer, join the thousands of New Zealanders taking up ocean swimming as part of the State NZ Ocean Swim Series.
Wellington City Council is to review the operation of its parking enforcement camera car.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken after a new round of EU sanctions on Iran were agreed by Foreign Ministers in Brussels.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken after EU Foreign Ministers agreed to impose further sanctions on Syria.
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva has today adopted a resolution which further condemns the appalling human rights violations in Syria.