Monday, July 22, 2019 Headlines & Global News

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Low-cost Retinal Scanner Could Help Prevent Blindness Worldwide

Jun 28, 2019 03:36 PM EDT

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad.

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Multiresistant Intestinal Bacteria Spread Widely in Vietnamese Hospitals

Jun 25, 2019 01:29 PM EDT

Around half of patients admitted to hospital in Vietnam are carriers of multiresistant intestinal bacteria, which are resistant to carbapenems, a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics. This is the conclusion of a study by Swedish and Vietnamese scientists led by Linköping University, published in the Journal of Infection.

Nurse Health

Nurses Have an Increased Risk of Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation

Jun 08, 2019 04:27 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO - According to preliminary results of a new study, there is a high prevalence of insufficient sleep and symptoms of common sleep disorders among medical center nurses.

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New Polymer Tackles PFAS Pollution

Jun 07, 2019 01:16 PM EDT

The problem of cleaning up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) pollution - commonly used in non-stick and protective coatings, lubricants and aviation fire-fighting foams - has been solved through the discovery of a new low-cost, safe and environmentally friendly method that removes PFAS from water.

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Countries' Essential Medicines Lists Vary Greatly from One Another & WHO's Model List

Jun 03, 2019 08:31 PM EDT

Countries' essential medicines lists vary from one another and from the World Health Organization's (WHO) model list, pointing to a potential need for greater care in selecting medicines that best meet the health care priorities of a population, suggests a study led by Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital.

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Classification System Based on Co-occurring Conditions May Provide Insight into Autism

Jun 01, 2019 04:46 PM EDT

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often affected by co-occurring conditions, such as epilepsy, immune disorders, gastrointestinal problems, and developmental delays. According to research published today in Autism Research, creating a classification system for ASD based on co-occurring conditions could provide useful insights into the underlying mechanics of ASD and these conditions.

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Exposure to Airborne Metal Pollution Associated with Increased Risk of Mortality

May 31, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

Although there is ample evidence that air pollution--specifically airborne particulate matter--is associated with an increased risk of premature death, it is still not known which specific particles are responsible for this effect.

E-cigarretes

E-cigarette Use, Flavorings May Increase Heart Disease Risk, Stanford-led Study Finds

May 27, 2019 04:01 PM EDT

The flavoring liquid for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease when inhaled, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Changes in Subsistence Hunting Threaten Local Food Security

May 18, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

Scientists with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and WCS Ecuador Program publishing in the journal Biotropica say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests - the mainstay of local people as a source of protein and a direct connection to these ecosystems - is in jeopardy from a variety of factors.

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'Smart' Insulin Could Prevent Hypoglycemia During Diabetes Treatment

May 17, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.

Crash Diets

Following DASH Diet can Reduce Heart Failure Risk in People Under 75

May 11, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - May 10, 2019 - A diet proved to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure also may reduce the risk of heart failure in people under age 75, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Dengue mosquito is Queensland's biggest threat for spreading Zika virus

May 11, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

Researchers at QUT and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia.

Medical Team

Are We Facing A Shortage Of Medical Lab Workers?

May 10, 2019 08:37 PM EDT

Medical laboratory personnel make up a small but essential portion of the number of workers within the health sector. Diagnostics can help to determine whether a patient is well enough to resume working or whether a patient is having an adverse reaction to medicine. Despite this fact, the field isn't a glamorous one, and few new workers are entering to take up the slack from those that are retiring or moving to other professions.

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Banana Disease Boosted by Climate Change

May 06, 2019 01:40 PM EDT

Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows. Black Sigatoka disease emerged from Asia in the late 20th Century and has recently completed its invasion of banana-growing areas in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Can CBD Help Reduce the Effects of Alzheimer's Disease?

May 05, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

CBD or using vape devices for CBD help reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease?

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