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When the Smoke Clears: Tobacco Control in Post-Conflict Settings

Apr. 28, 2017 — The difficulties of prioritizing preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored in a new ... read more

Weather Extremes and Trade Policies Were Main Drivers of Wheat Price Peaks

Apr. 28, 2017 — Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found. These shocks get exacerbated by low storage levels as well ... read more

Female Partners Can Help Facilitate Early Melanoma Detection in Men Over 50, Research Shows

Apr. 27, 2017 — Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the ... read more

Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. Overall risk was low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of ... read more

Overweight/obese People With Diabetes at Increased Risk of Brain Abnormalities

Apr. 27, 2017 — Overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A method to rapidly trigger the universal tagging of proteins being produced by a cell has now been discovered by researchers. The tagging can be turned on like a switch, which enables researchers to ... read more

Food Insecurity Can Affect Your Mental Health

Apr. 27, 2017 — Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. This unexpected finding was identified in 13,536 individuals who participated in three national surveys ... read more

Trauma Surgeon Seeing Rise in Burns from Electronic Cigarettes

Apr. 27, 2017 — Burn surgeons are seeing a rise in burns from electronic cigarettes. The study points to lithium ion battery failure as the ... read more

Treatment Improved Overall Survival in Elderly Patients With Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer

Apr. 27, 2017 — Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no ... read more

Staking Self-Worth on the Pursuit of Money Has Negative Psychological Consequences

Apr. 27, 2017 — Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the US often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper suggest that there may be ... read more

Ssafer Alternative to Lithium-Ion Batteries

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed a breakthrough alternative to fire-prone lithium-ion ... read more

Blood Test Predicts Kids at Risk for Dengue Shock Syndrome

Apr. 27, 2017 — The most serious, life-threatening complication of dengue infection is dengue shock syndrome (DSS), seen primarily in children. Daily platelet counts in children in the early stages of dengue can ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — The collection of microbial species found in the human body varies from person to person, and new research suggests that a significant part of this variation can be explained by variability in shared ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — The Tibetan people have inherited variants of five different genes that help them live at high altitudes, with one gene originating in the extinct human subspecies, the ... read more

Physical Activity Helps to Counteract Weight Gain from Obesity-Causing Gene Variant

Apr. 27, 2017 — Physical activity can reduce the weight-gaining effects of the genetic variant that carries the greatest risk of obesity, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A new study unveils the secrets of horse breeding by Iron Age Scythian nomads. The genomes reconstructed from 14 archaeological horses also provide important insights into the process of animal ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard ... read more

Diabetes App Forecasts Blood Sugar Levels

Apr. 27, 2017 — Glucoracle is a new app for people with type 2 diabetes that uses a personalized algorithm to predict the impact of particular foods on blood sugar ... read more

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