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Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases

...tructions for using it. Also enclosed were sealed containers for the self-collected swabs and return envelopes with postage paid for mailing the samples back to a laboratory at Johns Hopkins, where they were tested for Chlamydia and gonorrhea, another common STD. The kits were mailed in plain, brown paper env...

People eat more stale popcorn if served in a big bucket

... Applied Economics at Cornell. "Large packages and containers can lead to overeating foods we do not even find appealing." There is, however, a silver lining to the findings -- that portion sizes can be used to increase the consumption of less appetizing, but healthy foods, such as raw vegetables, said Wansink...

Tiny self-assembling cubes could carry medicine, cell therapy

...maging. The method of making these self-assembling containers and the results of successful lab tests involving ...s for fabricating three-dimensional micropatterned containers for cell encapsulation and drug delivery," said David H. Gracias, who led the lab team. "We're talki...

The Valentine's Day candy dish

...wice as many Hershey Kisses when they are in clear containers on their desks than when they are in opaque containers on their desks -- but fewer when they are six feet away. "Interestingly, however, we found that part...

Candy on the desk is candy in the mouth, study finds

...wice as many Hershey Kisses when they are in clear containers on their desks than when they are in opaque containers on their desks -- but fewer when they are six feet away. "Interestingly, however, we found that part...

Tequila! Chemists help assure quality of popular Mexican beverage

...alled mixed-tequila is usually shipped out in bulk containers for bottling in the importing countries. Labeling fraud can result when these bulk tequilas are identified as "100 % Agave" or if alcohol from other sources is added. These practices are more likely to take place when these products are bottled in ot...

Reversing malnutrition a spoonful at a time

...ls and powdered milk. It is distributed in plastic containers for families to feed their children at home and can be stored for several months. Children start to show visible signs of improvement about 1-2 weeks after receiving the peanut-butter mixture, becoming more active and growing new black hair. One co...

Electric jolt triggers release of biomolecules, nanoparticles

... drug delivery techniques, such as microfabricated containers that unload their medication inside the body when a lid dissolves. Although it requires further research and development, the Searson team's approach could have several advantages over the container technology. "Because our molecules are attached to ...

Studies identify food sources of disease and drug resistance

...that the farm stored the carrots in a barn in open containers for months. "A combination of direct contact with wildlife feces during storage and cross-contamination during washing and peeling," they concluded, "are the most likely contributing factors." To prevent such outbreaks, "regulations addressing the pr...

Drug labels are prescriptions for mistakes

...ry and auxiliary labels on prescription medication containers should be redesigned and standardized. Less complex and more explicit dosing instructions may ultimately improve patient understanding. Furthermore, a system approach in which a healthcare professional verifies that patients can accurately demonstrat...

Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages

...lf the houses were given biosand filters concrete containers that hold gravel and sand. All households were monitored for another six months. The team's initial analysis showed the filter reduced diarrheal disease among household members by an estimated 30 percent to 40 percent, including in highly vulnerable ...

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