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Air Pollution, Climate And Energy

Pollution Causes Nine Million Deaths Per Year Worldwide Reveals New and First of Its Kind Lancet Report

Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a ground-breaking new report in the leading medical journal The Lancet.

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Pam Johnson, Kevin Eaton, Blood Test, Health Care

Experts Recommend Fewer Lab Tests for Hospitalized Patients

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In a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients.

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Reformation, Protestant Reformation, Protestantism, John Calvin, Martin Luther, Lutheranism, Calvinism, Ulrich Zwingli, Zwinglianism, 95 Theses, Lausanne Theses, Christianity, Protestant Christianity, Religion, history of religion, History, European history

Historian Discovers Early Reformation Writings “Hiding in Plain Sight”

As Protestant Christians around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses – the document that sparked the Protestant Reformation – a historian of early modern Europe has discovered what he believes to be early versions of another set of theological theses written some three decades after Luther’s famous pronouncement but presumed lost forever.

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liver cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, liver cirrhosis mortality

Deaths Rates of Liver Cirrhosis Exceed Those of 5 Major Cancers

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate interventions to treat or prevent liver cirrhosis must be prioritized.

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Twin Study, Heritability, Nafld, Fatty Liver, serum metabolite

Can You Inherit a Fatty Liver?

Serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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HCV, Opiod, Opioid Epidemic, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis C Virus

Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing positive for hepatitis C virus.

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alcoholic liver disease, Cirrhosis, alcoholic cirrhosis, Alcohol Abuse

The Increasing Cost of Alcohol Abuse

Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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DAA, direct-acting antiviral , Hepatitis C, HCV, Liver Cancer

Direct‐Acting Antiviral Therapy Cuts Liver Cancer Risk By 71%

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that eradication of the hepatitis C virus induced by direct‐acting antiviral medications is associated with a 71 percent reduction in the risk of liver cancer.

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cool roof, Water Conservation

Cool Roofs Have Water Saving Benefits Too

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The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun’s energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire planet cooler. Now a new study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that cool roofs can also save water by reducing how much is needed for urban irrigation.

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e-cigarette, smoking and health, Lung Health, Lung Disease, Smoking Cessation

E-Cigarettes May Trigger Unique and Potentially Damaging Immune Responses

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E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.







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