Health

Why a Southern California Refinery Explosion Could Kill Thousands
February 17, 2017 02:58 PM - Laura Goldman, Care2

One morning in February 2015, I felt a rumble. Was it an earthquake? No. It was an explosion at the ExxonMobil oil refinery a few miles away. The refinery is located in the middle of a residential area of Torrance, Calif.

Fish affected by Deepwater Horizon spill give clues to air pollution heart disease
February 17, 2017 02:25 PM - Manchester University

A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans’ hearts.

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster resulted in a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an area of water which is heavily populated with fish species. In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, the team analysed the effects of individual components of crude oil on the hearts of fish.

Wearing Your Brain on Your Sleeve
February 17, 2017 02:05 PM - Boston University

One BU researcher uses wearable devices to look for clues to early dementia and Alzheimer’s

Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking
February 17, 2017 01:54 PM - University of Surrey

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found.

Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking
February 17, 2017 01:54 PM - University of Surrey

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found.

How untreated water is making our kids sick
February 17, 2017 07:17 AM - Florida State University

A Florida State University researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children.

Real-Time MRI Analysis Powered by Supercomputers
February 16, 2017 01:15 PM - University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

One of the main tools doctors use to detect diseases and injuries in cases ranging from multiple sclerosis to broken bones is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the results of an MRI scan take hours or days to interpret and analyze. This means that if a more detailed investigation is needed, or there is a problem with the scan, the patient needs to return for a follow-up.

How cancers trick the immune system into helping rather than harming them
February 16, 2017 01:00 PM - Trinity College Dublin

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how certain cancers hijack the immune system for their benefit -- tricking it into helping rather than harming them.

How cancers trick the immune system into helping rather than harming them
February 16, 2017 01:00 PM - Trinity College Dublin

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how certain cancers hijack the immune system for their benefit -- tricking it into helping rather than harming them.

Study links outdoor air pollution with millions of preterm births
February 16, 2017 11:47 AM - University of York

The study, which was led by a team from The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York, found that in 2010, about 2.7 million preterm births globally – or 18% of all pre-term births – were associated with outdoor exposure to fine particulate matter.

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