Google Says It Has No Evidence of Russian Ads About U.S. Election

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FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Search engine Google said on Thursday it had seen no evidence on its advertising platforms of the kind of suspected Russian propaganda campaign that Facebook Inc says appeared on its network before and after last year's U.S. presidential election. "We're always monitoring for abuse or violations of our policies and we've seen no evidence this type of ad campaign was run on our platforms," Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc and the owner of YouTube, said in a statement in response to questions. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. A new study shows women in their 40s and 50s aren't getting enough sleep.


U.S. study finds 45% of heart attacks are silent type but as risky as real thing

The Japan Times

CHICAGO – Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women. It's one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them across racial and gender groups. Researchers at Wake Forest University's medical school led the government-funded study. Results were published online Monday in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation. Middle-aged adults from four U.S. communities were enrolled: Washington County, Maryland; suburban Minneapolis; Jackson, Mississippi, and Forsyth County, North Carolina.


Does Abortion Affect Mental Health? Terminating Pregnancy Doesn't Increase Feelings Of Depression, Study Says

International Business Times

Anti-abortion groups will no longer be able to use women's post-abortion mental health as an argument to support their stance against abortion as a result of a study indicating there was no significant difference in the mental health of women who had experienced abortions. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday, tracked about 1,000 women who had abortions within a five-year period and found those who underwent the procedure did not experience more anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or dissatisfaction with life than women who were denied abortions. In contrast, researchers found women who had been denied abortion access because they were too far along in their pregnancies actually had more psychological symptoms following the denial. However, after about six months, their mental health started to improve and became similar to the mental health of women who were able to have an abortion. Although there have been studies comparing the psychological differences between women who had abortions and women who decided to keep their babies, the new research, named the Turnaway Study by University of California, San Francisco's Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health program, is the first to focus solely on the mental health of women close to or beyond the limit of when a clinic is legally able to perform an abortion.


Study: The Moon Actually Doesn't Have Water In It

International Business Times

Even though the first astronauts stepped on the moon nearly 50 years ago, researchers are still working to reveal the secrets of Earth's only astronomical body orbiting Earth. More specifically, whether or not the moon once had or does have liquid water on it. A study from the Scripps Institute at the University of California San Diego reveals that the moon is likely very to be dry inside with no liquid water, contrary to what a study published in June from Brown University argued. The new results out of USC San Diego were thanks to the study of the "Rusty Rock" a rock that was returned to Earth after the Apollo 16 mission in 1972, according to USC. This rock is special because it appears to have rust on it, and rust of course needs water to form.


Marijuana affects the way a person walks reveals new study

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The study, from the University of South Australia, found that there are differences between the way marijuana users and non-users walk. Specifically, marijuana users have stiffer shoulders, more flexible elbows and quicker knees, which move faster than those of non-users, while walking. While differences in their movements were detected, there were no significant differences between the balancing abilities and neurological functions of users and non-users. The study's authors are calling for more research that can determine exactly how marijuana affects people's movements, as the drug continues to be legalized in the US. Medical marijuana is legal in 30 US states and Washington, DC.