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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:43:56 EDT
Climate change's toll on mental health
When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:18:31 EDT
Tracking hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body
Just one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, researchers have created a new technique to track PFASs in the body.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:57:28 EDT
Manufacturing, global trade impair health of people with no stake in either
The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by people in regions far downwind of the factories that produce these goods and on the other side of the world from where they're consumed. Scientists quantify and map the shift of environmental and health burdens brought on by globalization and international trade.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:57:10 EDT
Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change
A new article aims to provide clarity among scientists, resource managers and planners on what ecological resilience means and how it can be achieved.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:09:52 EDT
Infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance
A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions were based on a retrospective study of children who received Remedia, an Israeli formula brand completely lacking in vitamin B1, in 2004.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:09:45 EDT
Natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress
A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:09:32 EDT
11 percent of disappearing groundwater used to grow internationally traded food
Eleven percent of the global non-renewable groundwater drawn up for irrigation goes to produce crops that are then traded on the international market, new research concludes.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:26:27 EDT
Adults with migraines have triple the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among adults who have migraines than those without migraine, according to a new study. Many people with migraines have pain that prevent some daily activities and have problems managing their household responsibilities
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:26:23 EDT
Giving brown fat a green light
Since the discovery in 2009 that brown fat can be active in adult humans, researchers around the world have worked to unveil ways to switch on this fat. Scientists have now identified a new route to throw the switch.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:26:19 EDT
'Weather whiplash' triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest's drinking water
New research shows weather whiplash in the American Midwest's agricultural regions will drive the deterioration of water quality, forcing municipalities to seek costly remedies to provide safe drinking water to residents.
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