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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School; Experts on Peanut Allergies Weigh In on New Guidelines; A Better Way to Test for Jaundice, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Water, water availability, Affordability

Affordable Water in the US: A Burgeoning Crisis

If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new research by a Michigan State University scholar.

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Growing More Nutritional Strawberries in Kansas, Help for Eating Disorder Patients, Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms, and More in the Food Science News Source

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Water, Basic Energy Sciences, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Chemistry, NERSC, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL, Protons, Acids, Batteries, Power Plants, environmental cleanup, environmental remediation, Cleanup, Remediation, remediation of spills, atomic structure, Proton, hydrophobic water,

Surrounded by Water

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Whether producing new types of power or cleaning old waste sites, the reaction between water and positively charged particles from acids is crucial. To gain insight, scientists isolated certain structures of a proton being surrounded by an increasing number of water molecules.

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Water, Water Resources, Water Scarcity, Precipitation, Groundwater, India, Agriculture, Irrigation, Drought, Indian Ocean, Climate Change, Global Warming, Food Security

Changing Rainfall Patterns Linked to Water Security in India

Changes in precipitation, which are linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean, are the main reason for recent changes in groundwater storage in India.

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Magnetic Discovery Could Be Tip of the “Ice”Berg

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A new material, called "rewritable magnetic charge ice," has an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields. This material has write-read-erase capabilities at room temperature, which may have implications for new computing technologies.

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Zooplankton Rapidly Evolve Tolerance to Road Salt

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A common species of zooplankton—the smallest animals in the freshwater food web—can evolve genetic tolerance to moderate levels of road salt in as little as two and a half months, according to new research published online today in the journal Environmental Pollution.

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Confined Water at Fahrenheit -451

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Scientists discovered a new kind of water molecule whose shape has been altered to conform to the symmetry of the environment in which it is trapped.

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Revisiting the Flint, Michigan, Lead-in-Water Crisis a Year After Its State of Emergency

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 – Last year, as media coverage of Flint, Michigan’s lead-in-water crisis developed, a cautionary tale emerged about the repercussions of cost-saving infrastructure changes and lax governmental oversight, and their disproportionate effect on impoverished communities.It began in April 2014 when the city of Flint canceled its contract with the Detroit Water and Sewage Department and began buying water from the Flint River as an interim supply, with the ultimate goal of sourcing water from Lake Huron through the Karegnondi Water Authority.

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Salmonella, Food Poisoning, eggs, Free Range, Farming, Food Contamination, Weather, Climate

Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms

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New research conducted by the University of Adelaide shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons.

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Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on New Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

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New Guidelines Show How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

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The wait is over for parents who’ve been wanting to know how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants to prevent peanut allergy. New, updated guidelines define high, moderate and low-risk infants for developing peanut allergy, and how to proceed with introduction based on risk.

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Drinking Water, chemical spill, Charleston, WV, Elk River, Freedom Industries, Environment, Water Quality, First Responder, Chemical Safety

When a Mysterious Chemical Leaks

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The January 9, 2014 Freedom Industries’ storage facility leak in Charleston, WV released a little-known chemical into rivers, threatening human and the environmental health. How can we be better prepared?

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Food Waste, Sustainability, Composting, Landfills

Worries About Food Waste Appear to Vanish When Diners Know Scraps Go to Compost

Diners waste far less food when they’re schooled on the harm their leftovers can inflict on the environment. But if they know the food is going to be composted instead of dumped in a landfill, the educational benefit disappears.

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Triclosan, Clean Water

University of Minnesota Research Played Important Role in First Statewide Ban on Antibacterial Ingredient

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Neural Circuits, Neuron, Biology, Nervous System, Roundworm, C Elegans, transgenic actuators, gene expression

Biology’s “Breadboard”

Understanding how the nervous system of the roundworm C elegans works will give insights into how our vastly more complex brains function and is the subject of a paper in Nature Methods.

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Cowpeas, crop breeding, Genome, black-eyed peas, Food Security

A Library for Food Security

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Researchers are uncovering the genome of cowpeas, also known as black-eyed peas, in response to challenging growing conditions and the need for food security.

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Water Quality Research, Environmental Engineering, chromium-6

Cleaning Chromium From Drinking Water

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A team led by an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis found a novel approach to neutralize a cancer-causing chemical in drinking water.







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