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Food Allergy, Pediatrics, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Eczema, Epidemiology, Pediatric Allergy

Children with Food Allergies Are Predisposed to Asthma, Rhinitis

Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have. Research suggests that U.S. disease rates may be changing for the common childhood conditions asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema.

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Water Supply, Groundwater, Kansas, Well Water, Conservation, Environmental Stewardship, Drought, University of Kansas, Sociology, Environment

Does Owning a Well Foster Environmental Citizenship? A New Study Provides Evidence

Kansans who own water wells show more awareness of state water policy issues than those who rely on municipal water supplies, according to a study that could have implications for groundwater management and environmental policies.

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Avian, Agriculture (Food/Food Science), Agriculture, Farming, Chicken, chicken breast, Animal, Agricultural, Disease, Farm Animals, wooden floors

Axing Wooden Chicken Syndrome

Wooden breast syndrome can affect broiler chickens, making the meat hard and chewy, rendering the birds unmarketable. University of Delaware researchers are working to combat the disease that afflicts chicken bound for your dinner table.

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Diabetes, Fluoride, Water, Type 2 Diabetes, Fluoridated Tap Water

Fluoride Consumption Linked to Diabetes Using Mathematical Models

A recent study published in the Journal of Water and Health examined links between water fluoridation and diabetes.

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Soybean, Kudzu, Insect, pest, Gene, wild relative, Resistance, soy

Sayonara, Kudzu Bug?

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A few strains of wild soy are able to fight the kudzu bug by limiting the ability of its nymphs, or young, to survive. The next step is to identify which gene gives the soybeans this defense mechanism.

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U.S. Taps NCAR Technology for New Water Resources Forecasts

As NOAA launches a comprehensive system this month for forecasting water resources, it's turning to NCAR technology. The new forecasting system uses a powerful, NCAR-based computer model, known as WRF-Hydro, to provide continuous predictions of water levels and potential flooding in rivers and streams from coast to coast.

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Strawberries, Agriculture, methyl bromide, pest management

What Will California’s Strawberry Industry Do Without Methyl Bromide?

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2016 is the final year for the soil fumigant to be used in California crop fields.

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water heater, building technologies, heat pump, sorption systems, residential buildings, semi-open, gas-fired, residentail applications, Energy Efficiency, Cost Savings

New Residential Water Heater Concept Promises High Efficiency, Lower Cost

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Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Florida has developed a novel method that could yield lower-cost, higher-efficiency systems for water heating in residential buildings.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Disinfection, Water, nanotechnnology

SLAC, Stanford Gadget Grabs More Solar Energy to Disinfect Water Faster

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have created a nanostructured device, about half the size of a postage stamp, that disinfects water much faster than the UV method by also making use of the visible part of the solar spectrum, which contains 50 percent of the sun’s energy.

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In Right Balance, Environmental Regulations Increased Firms' Profits, New Study Finds

CEOs and corporate lobbyists often spend plenty of time decrying how potential government regulations will affect their bottom line, but a new University of Kansas study finds that the U.S. Clean Water Act, when implemented in the right balance, improves firms' profitability.

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Frankfurter Fraud: Finding Out What's in Your Hot Dog

Hot dogs are the perfect summer fare. But knowing for sure what you're getting inside a bun can be difficult. Now scientists have devised a method that could help prevent frankfurter fraud, which is especially important for those who can't eat certain types of meats. They report their approach in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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We've Just Skimmed the Surface of Rio's Dirty Water Hazard. Environmental Scientist Sean Anderson, PhD Available to Comment 805-437-8424

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Drowning, Drowning Death, drowning prevention , Drownings, Water Safety

The Medical Minute: Parental Vigilance Key to Preventing Drownings

More children are coming to hospital emergency departments this summer for drownings or near-drownings, including at Penn State Children’s Hospital, where staff members say they have seen more cases recently than they can recall in several years.

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Riparian, Nitrogen, Dead Zone, Buffer, Watershed, Water Quality

Trading Farmland for Nitrogen Protection

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Excess nitrogen from agricultural runoff can enter surface waters with devastating effects. Algal blooms and fish kills are a just a couple of possible consequences. But riparian buffer zones – areas of grasses, perennials, or trees – between farmlands and streams or rivers can help.

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More Efficient Conversion of Water to Hydrogen Fuels

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Scientists built enzymes that efficiently produce hydrogen, one half of the "holy grail" of splitting water to make hydrogen to fuel cars.

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Modeling Choices and the Effects of Water Runoff on Plant Productivity

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Scientists modeled runoff using two widely adopted methods. They found that the modeling choices result in differences that ultimately swing results in carbon cycle simulations—by as much as 20%.

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Health Tips, UT, Ut Southwestern, Ut Southwestern Medical Center, Sunglasses, essential oils, processed foods, Phosphates, summer skin , Skin Protection, health app, Sunscreen protection, Sunscreens

August 2016 Health and Wellness Tips

Health and wellness tips from UT Southwestern Medical Center experts for August 2016

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Monster, Energy Drinks, Arrhythmia, atrail fibrillation

Cardiac Complications from Energy Drinks? Case Report Adds New Evidence

The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report in the July/August Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Environmental Issues, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Olympics, rio 2016 olympics

IU Olympics Expert: Competitors' Concerns About Water Safety Are Genuine

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Indiana University Experts Available to Discuss 2016 Summer Olympics

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With 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business and are available to discuss a variety of issues. Topics include Zika and other health concerns for athletes and spectators, how coverage and marketing of the games has changed and how it might frame public discussion on other topics, and Brazil's ability to pull off a successful worldwide event and its long-term futur







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