Thursday, May 23, 2019 Headlines & Global News

Science/Health

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?

Exercise

Exercise May Improve Memory in Heart Failure Patients

May 04, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

Milan, Italy - 4 May 2019: Two-thirds of patients with heart failure have cognitive problems, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

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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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Searching for Lost WWII-era Uranium Cubes from Germany

May 01, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 1, 2019 - Back in 2013, Timothy Koeth, an associate research professor at the University of Maryland, received a rather extraordinary birthday gift: a little cloth lunch pouch containing a small object wrapped in brown paper towels.

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More Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Helps Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Regardless of Cardiovascular Risk

Apr 29, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

DALLAS, April 29, 2019 -- People with type 2 diabetes who received intensive treatment to keep their blood pressure levels at 130/80 mm/Hg or below had fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other diabetes complications, according to a study published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension

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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.

photocatalyst molecules

Researchers Watch Molecules in a Light-triggered Catalyst Ring 'Like an Ensemble of Bells'

Apr 24, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

Photocatalysts ­- materials that trigger chemical reactions when hit by light - are important in a number of natural and industrial processes, from producing hydrogen for fuel to enabling photosynthesis.

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Scientists Develop Low-cost Energy-efficient Materials

Apr 24, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

An international team of scientists from the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" (NUST MISIS), Tianjin University (China), as well as from Japan and the United States has developed new energy-efficient iron-based alloys which combine high mechanical and magnetic properties with low cost and open up new opportunities for industry.

Climate Change

Climate Change has Worsened Global Economic Inequality

Apr 24, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. Temperature changes caused by growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere have enriched cool countries like Norway and Sweden while dragging down economic growth in warm countries such as India and Nigeria.

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.

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.

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