Health

Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animals
September 22, 2017 05:50 PM - University of Waterloo

Researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes in hundreds of bacterial species, including some that cause disease in humans and animals. The discovery provides new insights into how bacteria invade their hosts. The research appears this week in Nature Communications.

New book warns climate change is making us sick
September 22, 2017 05:28 PM - Stanford University

In 2008, Jay Lemery, MD, an emergency physician in Colorado, read a commentary about the effects of global climate change on human health. The author was Paul Auerbach, MD, professor of emergency medicine at Stanford and one of the world’s leading authorities on wilderness medicine.

NASA-Produced Damage Maps May Aid Mexico Quake Response
September 22, 2017 05:23 PM - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

A NASA-produced map of areas likely damaged by the Sept. 19 magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake near Mexico City has been provided to Mexican authorities to help responders and groups supporting the response efforts. The quake, which struck 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City, caused significant loss of life and property damage.

Flint Residents Experienced Decline in Fertility During Lead Water Crisis
September 22, 2017 05:06 PM - Yale Environment 360

In the year after Flint, Michigan changed its water supply to the lead-tainted Flint River, there was decrease in fertility and an increase in fetal deaths among residents, according to an analysis of health statistics by a team of U.S. economists.

New Way to Detect Heart Damage Caused by Chemotherapy
September 22, 2017 09:22 AM - University of Oxford

The high-tech scanning techniques were enabled by funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), and could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person’s heart before any symptoms appear.

New Way to Detect Heart Damage Caused by Chemotherapy
September 22, 2017 09:22 AM - University of Oxford

The high-tech scanning techniques were enabled by funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), and could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person’s heart before any symptoms appear.

Positive, Negative or Neutral, It All Matters: NASA Explains Space Radiation
September 22, 2017 09:20 AM - NASA/Johnson Space Center

Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body.

Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys
September 22, 2017 09:12 AM - Washington University in St. Louis

Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now adds kidney disease to the list, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System.

Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys
September 22, 2017 09:12 AM - Washington University in St. Louis

Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now adds kidney disease to the list, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System.

Study Shows Diet and Exercise Improve Treatment Outcomes for Obese Pediatric Cancer Patients
September 21, 2017 01:46 PM - University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Diet and exercise may improve treatment outcomes in pediatric cancer patients, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.

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