Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Headlines & Global News

Science/Health

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.

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A Closer Look at Mercury's Spin and Gravity Reveals the Planet's Inner Solid Core

Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT

How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it -- very, very carefully. This is exactly what NASA planetary scientists did, using data from the agency's former mission to Mercury.

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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Contraceptive jewelry could offer a new family planning approach

Mar 26, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on an earring.

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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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Western bias in human genetic studies is 'both scientifically damaging and unfair'

Mar 22, 2019 07:59 AM EDT

Despite efforts to include more diversity in research, people of European ancestry continue to be vastly overrepresented and ethnically diverse populations largely excluded from human genomics research, according to the authors of a commentary published March 21 in a special issue of the journal Cell on human genetics.

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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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Drexel Report: Low-income and minority youth with autism face worse outcomes than peers

Mar 13, 2019 08:29 AM EDT

'The 2018 National Autism Indicators Report: High School Students on the Autism Spectrum' highlights the challenges facing minority youth and those from low-income households with autism

Study finds that parents often permit e-cigarette use in homes and cars with children

Study finds that parents often permit e-cigarette use in homes and cars with children

Mar 11, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MGHfC study suggests parents may perceive e-cigarette vapor as safe for children

Hundreds of Children and Llamas Sacrificed in a Ritual Event in 15th Century Peru

Hundreds of children and llamas sacrificed in a ritual event in 15th century Peru

Mar 08, 2019 11:08 AM EST

The largest sacrifice of its kind known from the Americas was associated with heavy rainfall and flooding

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