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In an era where hackers can easily hack into department store credit card records or Sony Corporation and the US National Security Agency is spying on everyone, it's no surprise people with a choice opt not to have all of the electronic medical records available - even if it puts them at risk.

The first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records found that 49 percent of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical records from some or all of their health care providers.


Migraine headaches have been linked to double the risk of a nervous system condition that causes facial paralysis, called Bell's palsy, according to a new study published in the December 17, 2014, online issue of Neurology

Bell's palsy affects between 11 and 40 per 100,000 people each year. Most people with Bell's palsy recover completely.  Headaches are the most common disorder of the nervous system, affecting about 12 percent of the US population. 


Big data may be taking over the fashion industry's runways, according to an analysis of relevant words and phrases from fashion reviews.

At the Workshop of Information Technology and Systems in Auckland, researchers analyzed 6,629 runway reviews of 816 designers from Style.com, covering 30 fashion 'seasons' from 2000 to 2014, and have able to identify a network of influence among major designers and track how those style trends moved through the industry, said Heng Xu, associate professor of information sciences and technology, Penn State.


New molecules known as synthetic antibody mimics (SyAMs) attach themselves simultaneously to disease cells and disease-fighting cells. The result is a highly targeted immune response, similar to the action of natural human antibodies;  with both the targeting and response functions.


Mistletoe wasn't always for annoying co-workers at office parties, and it wasn't always just desperate men who think it has magical powers. In previous times, it was held in high regard because it was rootless, green and thriving when the tree it was on looked dead. Celtic druids latched onto it as some sort of supernatural fertility symbol - everything was a fertility symbol to druids - and it crept into popular culture from there.

Today we know it is simply a parasite, which isn't extending its use at office Christmas parties too far. 


Gun ownership in the United States has gone way up yet murders have plummeted. Though high-profile tragedies get mainstream media attention, the gun ban contingent has lost a lot of ground in culture.