Thursday, May 23, 2019 Headlines & Global News

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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?

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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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.

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