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When Wildfire Smoke Invades, Who Should Pay To Clean Indoor Air?

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:14:36 -0500

Public health agencies are set up to regulate air pollution from cars, trucks and factories. Wildfire smoke presents a different set of threats, prompting some of those agencies to rethink priorities.



Montana Wildfires Provide A Wealth Of Data On Health Effects Of Smoke Exposure

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Last summer's wildfires handed scientists a rare chance to study effects of smoke on residents. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban air pollution and the effects on firefighters.



Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:44:22 -0500

Some scientists want to change the old-fashioned way scientific advancements are evaluated and communicated. But they have to overcome the power structure of the traditional journal vetting process.



These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:12:00 -0500

Collaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations.



New Maps Reveal Global Fishing's 'Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:57:00 -0500

Researchers have used radio transmissions to track the movement of fishing vessels and create stunning maps of fishing activity. The maps show that fishing covers most of the globe's oceans.



Synergy Between Nurses And Automation Could Be Key To Finding Sepsis Early

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:40:00 -0500

A bedside computer loaded with software that tracks vital signs in the ICU can pick up early warning patterns, specialists say. But it takes a human care provider to sort the signal from the noise.



Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:40:00 -0500

A 51-year-old man nearly died from septic shock, when a crushing injury led to overwhelming infection. After getting an experimental treatment, he's recovering well, but some doctors want more proof.



Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0500

More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.



Hidden Brain: A Study Of Airline Delays

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

Flight delays and late arrivals have gone down since 1990. At the same time, airlines have increased scheduled flight times because flights are taking longer, and more time is spent taxiing.



She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect 'Almost Killed' Her

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:50:00 -0500

When many lymph nodes are removed along with a tumor, some patients develop painful and debilitating swelling — lymphedema. More doctors should recognize and help prevent the problem, surgeons say.



This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:49:00 -0500

The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer in women and some cancers in men. It's most effective when given early in adolescence. But a new analysis finds only 29 percent of teens get it by age 13.



Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Their first epiphanies came during musings over beer, and evolved into a decade of teamwork. Two Harvard researchers explain why they think Alzheimer's disease may be traced to an immunity glitch.



Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:00 -0500

Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need — and worry about repercussions.



Young Kids Are Getting The Best Protection From Current Flu Vaccine

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:01:19 -0500

Overall, this season's vaccine is about 36 percent effective in blunting or preventing flu, health officials say. That's better than earlier predictions, and good enough to prevent flu in thousands.



Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:03:00 -0500

That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island.