Friday, September 20, 2019 Headlines & Global News

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6 Reasons For Considering Laser Eye Surgery

6 Reasons For Considering Laser Eye Surgery

Aug 01, 2019 02:51 AM EDT

Why would we need to have laser eye surgery? What are the reasons that we may need to undergo this expensive operation? There are many reasons why some people may undergo this procedure. This surgery is a life-changer.

5 Benefits of Marijuana

Five Health Benefits of Marijuana

Jul 25, 2019 09:50 AM EDT

A cannabis plant has a lot of possible applications, and the benefits of its use are undoubtedly significant. We propose to understand the question of what are the main benefits of marijuana, and why all over the world this plant does not give meekness with the ban.

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These MHealth Apps are Dominating the Market this Summer

Jul 24, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

In today's climate of gig economies and precarious employment, it can be difficult for Millennials and Gen Zers to stay on track when it comes to reaching their health, fitness, and wellness goals. This is why so many in the know are looking to mFitness and mHealth apps to help them out.

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Correcting Historic Sea Surface Temperature Measurements

Jul 17, 2019 04:18 PM EDT

Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the global average while the Northwest Pacific cooled over several decades.

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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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Rethink Environmental Regulations in Africa, Study Urges

Jun 28, 2019 08:29 AM EDT

Conflict over resource extraction is rampant in sub-Saharan Africa, with small-scale miners violently pitted against multinational mining corporations - and the state security forces that protect them - for access. Attempts to solve the problem by imposing Western environmental systems and regulations aren't working. But it's not for the reasons most experts might suspect, according to a new Illinois study.

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Climate Warming Could Increase Malaria Risk in Cooler Regions

Jun 27, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

Malaria parasites develop faster in mosquitoes at lower temperatures than previously thought, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Exeter. The findings suggest that even slight climate warming could increase malaria risk to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people including travelers in areas that are currently too cold for malaria parasites to complete their development.

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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.

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Study Funded by NIH Supports Optimal Threshold for Diagnosing COPD

Jun 25, 2019 01:25 PM EDT

A new study provides evidence to support a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, the key characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that a 70% ratio of two indicators of lung function proved as or more accurate than other thresholds for predicting COPD-related hospitalizations and deaths.

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Fresh Look at Mysterious Nasca Lines in Peru

Jun 21, 2019 02:41 PM EDT

A scientific approach has been used to re-identify huge birds etched into the desert plains of southern Peru around 2,000 years ago. The birds appear to be exotic to the region and further studies could help explain their significance. The study is published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

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New AI system Manages Road Infrastructure Via Google Street View

Jun 19, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

Geospatial scientists have developed a new program to monitor street signs needing replacement or repair by tapping into Google Street View images.

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Record-low Fertility Rates Linked to Decline in Stable Manufacturing Jobs

Jun 19, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

MADISON - As the Great Recession wiped out nearly 9 million jobs and 19 trillion dollars in wealth from U.S. households, American families experienced another steep decline -- they had fewer children.

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Climate Change had Significant Impact on Amazon Communities Before Arrival of Europeans

Jun 18, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows.

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Gemini Planet Imager Analyzes 300 Stars

Jun 12, 2019 04:15 PM EDT

Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes - known as the Gemini Planet Imager - has set its gaze on 531 stars in search of new planets. The team, led by Stanford University, is now releasing initial findings from the first half of the survey, published June 12 in The Astronomical Journal.

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Electric Electric Vehicles Would be a Breath of Fresh Air for Houston

Jun 11, 2019 02:34 PM EDT

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell University researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston's breathable air, despite the city's poor rankings in the American Lung Association's 2019 "State of the Air" report.

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