Health

Using money to buy time linked to increased happiness
July 24, 2017 04:17 PM - The University of British Columbia

New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can’t buy happiness.

The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, suggests that using money to buy free time— such as paying to delegate household chores like cleaning and cooking— is linked to greater life satisfaction.

Using money to buy time linked to increased happiness
July 24, 2017 04:17 PM - The University of British Columbia

New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can’t buy happiness.

The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, suggests that using money to buy free time— such as paying to delegate household chores like cleaning and cooking— is linked to greater life satisfaction.

New vaccine production could improve flu shot accuracy
July 24, 2017 03:48 PM - Duke University

A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection.

New vaccine production could improve flu shot accuracy
July 24, 2017 03:48 PM - Duke University

A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection.

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think
July 21, 2017 02:51 PM - Duke University

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results. The levels of some forms of harmful particulate matter inside car cabins was found to be twice as high as previously believed.

Most traffic pollution sensors are placed on the ground alongside the road and take continuous samples for a 24-hour period. Exhaust composition, however, changes rapidly enough for drivers to experience different conditions inside their vehicles than these roadside sensors. Long-term sampling also misses nuanced variabilities caused by road congestion and environmental conditions.

To Shrink The Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Of Them
July 21, 2017 09:32 AM - NPR

This summer, scientists in California are releasing 20 million mosquitoes in an effort to shrink the population of mosquitoes that can carry diseases.

To Shrink The Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Of Them
July 21, 2017 09:32 AM - NPR

This summer, scientists in California are releasing 20 million mosquitoes in an effort to shrink the population of mosquitoes that can carry diseases.

Cost of diabetes care in Africa could triple by 2030
July 21, 2017 09:21 AM - Laura Owings, SciDev.Net, SciDevNet

The costs and complications of diabetes could overwhelm healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and reach US$59.3 billion by 2030 if rates double, according to the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Commission.

Cost of diabetes care in Africa could triple by 2030
July 21, 2017 09:21 AM - Laura Owings, SciDev.Net, SciDevNet

The costs and complications of diabetes could overwhelm healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and reach US$59.3 billion by 2030 if rates double, according to the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Commission.

Study predicts heart cells' response to dwindling oxygen
July 21, 2017 08:55 AM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Time is of the essence when treating a patient undergoing a heart attack. Cardiac surgeons attempt to quickly stabilize the heart by applying reperfusion, a technique that restores oxygen to the heart by opening up blocked vessels with balloons and stents. While reperfusion can restore cardiac function, such sudden infusions of oxygen can also further injure severely depleted regions of the heart.

“It’s a double-edged sword,” says Anthony McDougal, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. “The rapid return of oxygen is necessary for the heart to survive, but it could also overwhelm the heart.”

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