Health

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain
November 30, 2017 11:06 AM - Radiological Society of North America

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Global Risk of Madagascar's Pneumonic Plague Epidemic is Limited
November 30, 2017 11:00 AM - Hokkaido University

Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country between August 1 and October 17.

Global Risk of Madagascar's Pneumonic Plague Epidemic is Limited
November 30, 2017 11:00 AM - Hokkaido University

Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country between August 1 and October 17.

Call For Workers to Rise Up
November 29, 2017 10:24 AM - James Cook University

James Cook University study has found nearly three quarters of office workers believe there is a negative relationship between sitting down all day at work and their health - and that bosses are crucial to helping solve the problem.

Call For Workers to Rise Up
November 29, 2017 10:24 AM - James Cook University

James Cook University study has found nearly three quarters of office workers believe there is a negative relationship between sitting down all day at work and their health - and that bosses are crucial to helping solve the problem.

Radioactivity Lingers from 1946-1958 Nuclear Bomb Tests
November 28, 2017 02:22 PM - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Scientists have found lingering radioactivity in the lagoons of remote Marshall Island atolls in the Pacific Ocean where the United States conducted 66 nuclear weapons tests in the 1940s and 1950s.

 

NIAID Scientists Link Cases of Unexplained Anaphylaxis to Red Meat Allergy
November 28, 2017 12:36 PM - NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

While rare, some people experience recurrent episodes of anaphylaxis—a life-threatening allergic reaction that causes symptoms such as the constriction of airways and a dangerous drop in blood pressure—for which the triggers are never identified. Recently, researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that some patients’ seemingly inexplicable anaphylaxis was actually caused by an uncommon allergy to a molecule found naturally in red meat. They note that the allergy, which is linked to a history of a specific type of tick bite, may be difficult for patients and health care teams to identify.

NIAID Scientists Link Cases of Unexplained Anaphylaxis to Red Meat Allergy
November 28, 2017 12:36 PM - NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

While rare, some people experience recurrent episodes of anaphylaxis—a life-threatening allergic reaction that causes symptoms such as the constriction of airways and a dangerous drop in blood pressure—for which the triggers are never identified. Recently, researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that some patients’ seemingly inexplicable anaphylaxis was actually caused by an uncommon allergy to a molecule found naturally in red meat. They note that the allergy, which is linked to a history of a specific type of tick bite, may be difficult for patients and health care teams to identify.

In Harm's Way
November 27, 2017 04:11 PM - University of California - Santa Barbara

How safe is the water you drink? For the 45 million Americans who get their drinking water from private groundwater wells rather than a public utility, the answer is decidedly murky. The Environmental Protection Agency regulations that protect public drinking water systems don’t apply to privately owned wells, leaving owners responsible for ensuring their water is safe from contaminants.

New Technique Can Detect Impurities in Ground Beef Within Minutes
November 27, 2017 12:03 PM - University of British Columbia

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a better way to identify unwanted animal products in ground beef.

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