Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Headlines & Global News

Health

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Fifteen Years of Mosquito Data Implicate Species Most Likely to Transmit West Nile Virus in Iowa

May 03, 2019 09:39 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa - A recently published study from Iowa State University medical entomologists found the transmission of West Nile virus most often occurs in Iowa's western counties, where the data also found the heaviest concentrations of the mosquito species most often identified as the vector of disease transmission.

Medical Cost

Medical Costs Create Hardships for More than Half of Americans

May 02, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

A new study by American Cancer Society researchers finds medical financial hardship is very common among people in the United States, with more than half reporting problems with affordability, stress, or delaying care because of cost. The study, appearing early online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, estimates more than 100 million people in the U.S. experience medical financial hardship.

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Novel Method Developed by HKBU Scholars Could Help Produce Purer, Safer Drugs

Apr 29, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

Physics and Chemistry scholars from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have invented a new method which could speed up the drug discovery process and lead to the production of higher quality medicinal drugs which are purer and have no side effects.

Diabetes

Asia's Diabetes Epidemic Preferentially Kills Women, the Middle-aged: Study

Apr 22, 2019 01:59 PM EDT

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found.

Understanding The Tragedy of Brain Damage at Birth

May 05, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disease (FASD) is common and a major cause of babies being born with birth injuries that more often than not, result in irreversible brain damage.

Can Marijuana Increase Psychosis?

May 05, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

With Marijuana being legalized in some parts of the world, either for medical or recreational purposes, there has been a widespread increase in its availability.

4 Mental Health Tips For Freelancers And Remote Workers

May 04, 2019 03:33 PM EDT

Here are 4 mental health tips for freelancers and remote workers to rely upon when they’re feeling down, and how you can avoid burning yourself out while working from the comforts of home.

Why Legionnaires’ Disease Loves Water

Apr 03, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

Here’s why Legionnaires’ disease loves water, and what else you need to know about this terrible illness.

Why You Should Focus On Employee Health And Wellness

Mar 30, 2019 03:50 PM EDT

The digital age is jam-packed with claims that adding more gadgets or software to your office will supercharge the productivity of your workers, yet few businesses seem to generate sizable returns on their investment following this strategy.

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First of its kind statistics on pregnant women in US prisons

Mar 22, 2019 09:06 AM EDT

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year.

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Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health

Mar 20, 2019 09:30 AM EDT

New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years

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First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes

Mar 20, 2019 08:58 AM EDT

The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren't NFL players or collegiate athletes --they're youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn't been independent data evaluating the effectiveness of the helmets these athletes wear on the field.

Grains

Meal kits and recipe tastings increase healthy food selections among food pantry clients

Mar 19, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

Food pantry clients are more likely to select whole grains and leafy greens when they are arranged with all ingredients needed to make a meal, reports a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

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Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Mar 18, 2019 09:47 AM EDT

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain) is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) presented today at EHRA 2019.1

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Shorter treatment for Chagas disease could be just as effective, and significantly safer

Mar 14, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

The results could help remove one of the barriers to treatment scale up and bring new hope for people with Chagas disease

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