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The climate crisis is driving the cousins ​​of the Lion King character to local extinction

The climate crisis is driving the cousins ​​of the Lion King character to local extinction

Newswise – The yellow-billed hornbill, Zazu’s cousin, a fan favorite The Lion King, risks local extinction due to the climate crisis. Researchers studied the effects of high air temperature and drought on the reproductive success of southern yellow-billed hornbills in the Kalahari Desert between 2008 and 2019. This study is one of the first to …

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Scientists study the links between obesity, age and body chemistry

Drug treatment of pediatric psychiatric disorders reduces the subsequent onset of substance use problems

Newswise – BOSTON – Half of psychiatric and substance use disorders begin at age 18; three quarters at the age of 24. Although these are statistics, a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that treating psychiatric disorders with psychotropic drugs in children and adolescents does not increase the risk of developing substance use, …

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How cranberries could improve memory and ward off dementia

According to new research from the University of East Anglia (UK), adding cranberries to your diet could help improve memory and brain function and lower “bad” cholesterol. A new study published today highlights the neuroprotective potential of cranberries. The research team studied the benefits of consuming the equivalent of one cup of cranberries per day …

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Blood pressure medicine can reduce frailty in the elderly

Newswise – A commonly used blood pressure drug may help improve frailty measures in prefragile elderly, according to a new study by researchers with UTHealth Houston. The study was published in The journals of gerontology. Prefragile adults are adults who show signs of becoming fragile. As adults become frail, they are particularly vulnerable to numerous …

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The American Thoracic Society announces leadership for 2022-2023

The American Thoracic Society announces leadership for 2022-2023

Newswise – May 17, 2022 – Today, at the annual membership meeting, the list of officers who will serve on the American Thoracic Society Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term was approved by the members. With immediate effect, the full composition of the Executive Committee will be composed as follows: Gregory Downey, MD, ATSF, incoming …

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Bressler Prize 2022 awarded to Dr. Sheila Nirenberg for outstanding achievements in the science of vision

Bressler Prize 2022 awarded to Dr. Sheila Nirenberg for outstanding achievements in the science of vision

Newswise – Lighthouse Guild, the leading nonprofit organization for vision and health care, announced today that Sheila Nirenberg, PhD, has received the 2022 Bressler Award for her outstanding advances in vision science, including cracking the code neural of the retina, which is the key to restoring meaningful vision in people who are blind due to …

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Researchers reveal the impact of moral distress actions to support doctors during the pandemic

Researchers reveal the impact of moral distress actions to support doctors during the pandemic

Newswise – CHAPEL HILL, NC – During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations, leaders, researchers and practitioners alike tried to cope with the stresses, strains and struggles inherent in a health crisis unprecedented in modern times. Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH of the UNC School of Medicine, who is investigating this issue extensively, has published two research …

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Scientists study the links between obesity, age and body chemistry

Antibiotic use associated with inflammatory bowel disease in the elderly

Newswise – Bethesda, MD (May 13, 2022) – The more antibiotics prescribed to patients 60 years of age and older, the more likely they are to develop inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting that antibiotic use could explain part of the growth of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in older people, according to a review of 2.3 …

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Revolutionary technology enables seizure localization in minutes

Revolutionary technology enables seizure localization in minutes

Newswise – New techniques to aid seizure diagnosis and surgical planning will benefit millions of epilepsy patients, but the path to progress has been slow and challenging. New research by Bin He of Carnegie Mellon University and his team, in collaboration with UPMC and Harvard Medical School, introduces novel network analysis technology that uses minimally …

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $ 11 Million Grant to Address Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Newswise – May 12, 2022 – BRONX, NY –About 1 in 50 people who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) will develop post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE), with the risk of PTE being significantly higher in people with severe head injury. PTE is characterized by recurrent seizures that begin a week or more after the brain injury, and …

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