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Harvard study shows where global renewable energy investments have greatest benefits
New study finds that the amount of climate and health benefits achieved from renewable energy depends on the country where it is installed. (2019-11-12)
Where to install renewable energy in US to achieve greatest benefits
A new Harvard study shows that to achieve the biggest improvements in public health and the greatest benefits from renewable energy, wind turbines should be installed in the Upper Midwest and solar power should be installed in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. (2019-10-29)
Research shows that early retirement can accelerate cognitive decline
Early retirement can accelerate cognitive decline among the elderly, according to research conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-10-29)
High fiber, yogurt diet associated with lower lung cancer risk
A diet high in fiber and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers published in JAMA Oncology. (2019-10-25)
The benefits that carnivorous animals bring to society are under-studied
For a period of 17 years, the scientific studies conducted around the world on the relationships between humans and carnivores focused excessively on the conflicts between them, overlooking the benefits that carnivores bring to society. (2019-10-24)
SNAP provides a model for ensuring a right to food
Alleviating food insecurity is often seen as one of the fundamental roles a country should fulfill. (2019-10-18)
Study: Losing weight -- and keeping it off -- linked to cardiometabolic benefits
People who lose weight and keep it off can stabilize or even improve their cardiometabolic risk factors compared to people who regain weight, finds a new study led by researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. (2019-10-09)
Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality
US cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and diminish concentrations of diesel freight truck exhaust, according to Cornell University research. (2019-09-30)
Hormone therapy linked to decrease level of diabetes biomarkers
The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) remains one of the most highly quoted when debating the benefits and risks of hormone therapy. (2019-09-24)
The global imperative in stabilizing temperature increases at 1.5 degrees Celsius
Limiting warming to 1.5° Celsius rather than 2.0° Celsius would maintain significant proportions of systems such as Arctic summer sea ice, forests and coral reefs and have clear benefits for human health and economies, say Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and colleagues in this Review. (2019-09-19)
Should patients continue blood thinners after experiencing gastrointestinal bleeding?
Anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs, which are blood thinners such as warfarin and aspirin, are commonly taken to reduce the risk of potentially fatal blood clots, but they carry an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. (2019-09-05)
Land-use program fosters white-tailed deer populations in USA
A land-use program piloted in the United States is having a long-term positive impact on populations of white-tailed deer, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. (2019-08-27)
New study suggests exercise is good for the aging brain
University of Iowa researchers have found that a single bout of exercise benefits some older people's brains. (2019-08-26)
Two-pronged gene therapy for glioblastoma proves safe in phase 1 trial
A phase 1 clinical trial has demonstrated that a two-step gene therapy treatment was safe and effective in 31 patients with recurrent glioblastoma -- a stubborn form of brain cancer -- potentially overcoming a major hurdle that has hindered the use of systemically administered interleukin 12 (IL-12)-based regimens. (2019-08-14)
Rye is healthy, thanks to an interplay of microbes
Eating rye comes with a variety of health benefits. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland now shows that both lactic acid bacteria and gut bacteria contribute to the health benefits of rye. (2019-08-05)
Diets rich in blueberries yield diverse benefits
A collection of new studies in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences further quantifies how blueberry consumption can contribute to healthy aging. (2019-07-29)
20 overlooked benefits of distributed solar energy
A study released today provides the most complete list yet of the advantages of solar energy -- from carbon sequestration to improvements for pollinator habitat. (2019-07-09)
In Health Affairs: Large positive returns on HIV treatment
In 2014 the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) established 90-90-90 treatment targets for the treatment of HIV. (2019-07-01)
Elevated air pollution could diminish health benefits of living in walkable communities
The benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood could be diminished by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution, suggests a study led by St. (2019-06-25)
New research provides medical proof vacation is good for your heart
New Research from Syracuse University professors Bryce Hruska and Brooks Gump published Wednesday in Psychology and Health shows that using, instead of losing, your vacation time can be beneficial to your heart health. (2019-06-20)
An hour or two of outdoor learning every week increases teachers' job satisfaction
A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers' job satisfaction. (2019-06-11)
Economic downturns may affect children's mental health
Research linking economic conditions and health often does not consider children's mental health problems. (2019-06-05)
Economists find net benefit in soda tax
A team of economists has concluded that soda taxes serve as a 'net good,' an assessment based on an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior. (2019-05-20)
Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers
Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. (2019-05-18)
Electric car switch on for health benefits
Could the health benefits and reduced costs to healthcare systems be enough to justify subsidizing charging infrastructure to allow society to switch from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles faster than current trends predict? (2019-05-16)
Perceived union support buoys 'meaningfulness of work' measures
When employees think of their labor union as supportive and caring, says new research co-written by U. of I. labor professor M. (2019-05-13)
'Robopets' can benefit health and wellbeing of older care home residents
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a study from the University of Exeter Medical School has found. (2019-05-09)
Reducing carbon emissions while improving health is economically attractive, study shows
A study debuting a new climate policy model developed by Princeton University researchers and others reports it is economically sound to quickly and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions given the immediate and significant human health benefits. (2019-05-07)
Global health benefits of climate action offset costs
New research in Nature Communications finds that immediate, dramatic cuts in global emissions -- aggressive enough to meet the Paris Climate Agreement -- are economically sound if human health benefits are factored in. (2019-05-07)
Reduction and loss of SNAP benefits tied to increased food insecurity and poor health among working
Families with young children who experienced a reduction or cutoff in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits because of increased income were more likely to experience food insecurity and report poor health following the benefit change, according to new research from Children's HealthWatch, based out of Boston Medical Center. (2019-05-06)
Bacteria use their enemy -- phage -- for 'self-recognition'
Scientists discovered that cells can distinguish themselves from closely related competitors through the use of a virus, and the harboring of phage in bacterial genomes benefits host cells when facing competitors in the environment. (2019-04-22)
Live long and prosper: Mongooses enjoy lifelong benefits of 'silver spoon effect'
The benefits of the 'silver spoon effect' in mongoose pups extend across their lifetime, a new study has shown. (2019-02-25)
Natural resources valued differently by men and woman, study shows
Men and women value, access and use resources from the natural environment in distinct and different ways, a new study has shown. (2019-02-18)
Working it out: Researchers find exercise may help fight depression in seniors
The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters. (2019-02-07)
New strategy expands the benefits of Internet-delivered CBT
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have experimented with a new adaptive treatment strategy for Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) that identifies patients within the first month who face a major risk of treatment failure. (2019-01-30)
In myasthenia gravis, surgery to remove thymus gland provides benefits even years later
Surgery to remove the thymus gland in patients with myasthenia gravis provides significant clinical benefits for as long as five years, according to a paper published in The Lancet Neurology. (2019-01-25)
Better living through improved weather forecasting
On the eve of the American Meteorological Society's centennial anniversary, Richard Alley and colleagues highlight the advances in our weather and environmental forecasting ability and the many societal benefits they provide. (2019-01-24)
Is very low LDL-C harmful?
Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major Cardiovascular (CV) risk factor. (2019-01-01)
Scientists produce 'designer triacylglycerols' in industrial microalgae
A research team led by Prof. XU Jian from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has discovered two novel diacylglyceryl transferases (DGAT2s) that preferentially attach LA and EPA, respectively, to the glycerol backbone to form TAGs. (2018-12-31)
How 'Dry January' is the secret to better sleep, saving money and losing weight
New research shows that taking part in Dry January sees people regaining control of their drinking, having more energy, better skin and losing weight. (2018-12-28)
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