Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 16, 2020
New diagnostic criteria shine light on early dementia mimics
Experts estimate up to one third of people attending specialist memory clinics in the UK could have a condition that is commonly mistaken for early dementia.

Nitrate supplementation could help breathing and lung clearance in the elderly
New research published today in The Journal of Physiology shows that nitrate improves function in the diaphragm, the muscle involved in coughing and breathing, by improving power.

NUS study finds that air pollution is a driver of residential electricity demand
A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences revealed that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption, which in turn increases the carbon emissions that are co-produced in supplying the electricity.

Antibiotic overuse reduces bladder cancer survival rates
The overprescribing of antibiotics is reducing survival rates in patients with urothelial carcinoma and it needs to be stopped to avoid the serious risk posed by resitant bacterial infections, according to a new medical study.
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