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Futile Care at Life’s End – NYTimes.com

Researchers studying critical care in four intensive care units at large medical centers report that almost 11 percent of patients received care that their doctors considered futile. Over three months, researchers gave daily questionnaires to I.C.U. physicians offering a list of reasons treatment could be called futile: burdens grossly outweigh …

Facebook is bad for you: Get a life! | The Economist

Using the social network seems to make people more miserable THOSE who have resisted the urge to join Facebook will surely feel vindicated when they read the latest research. A study just published by the Public Library of Science, conducted by Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan and Philippe …

Rich Chinese look abroad to preserve wealth

BEIJING (AP) — China’s richest people are stepping up investment in U.S. real estate and other foreign assets as they try to preserve their fortunes in the face of a fast-changing economy, a report said Tuesday. The report by China Merchants Bank and the consulting firm Bain & Co. in …

Study: Smell affects nightclub enjoyment – UPI.com

DELFT, Netherlands, May 17 (UPI) — A researcher in the Netherlands says fragrances in nightclubs can affect how patrons rate the music at the facility as well as their own moods. Dr. Hendrik Schifferstein of the Delft University of Technology said he and his colleagues found fragrances in nightclubs can …