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Newswise: Traditional Biomass Stoves, Used Widely in Developing Nations, Shown to Elevate Indoor Air Pollutants, Cause Lung Inflammation
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Traditional Biomass Stoves, Used Widely in Developing Nations, Shown to Elevate Indoor Air Pollutants, Cause Lung Inflammation

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Traditional stoves that burn biomass materials and are not properly ventilated, which are widely used in developing nations where cooking is done indoors, have been shown to significantly increase indoor levels of harmful PM2.5 (miniscule atmospheric particulates) and carbon monoxide (CO) and to stimulate biological processes that cause lung inflammation and may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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18-Feb-2020 4:00 PM EST
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Antidepressant Harms Baby Neurons in Lab-Grown “Mini-Brains”

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived “mini-brains” to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains are miniature human brain models, developed with human cells and barely visible to the human eye, whose cellular mechanisms mimic those of the developing human brain.

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21-Feb-2020 12:05 AM EST
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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Stroke-Prevention Among Patients Undergoing Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among patients with kidney failure and atrial fibrillation, Black, Hispanic White, and Asian patients filled prescriptions of stroke-preventive medications less often than non-Hispanic White patients, and they were more likely to experience stroke. • Equalizing the distribution of these medications would prevent 7%–12% of the stroke disparity among racial/ethnic minorities.

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14-Feb-2020 12:00 PM EST
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Lower Income Linked to Certain Kidney Diseases

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Researchers observed incremental increases in the incidence of 2 types of kidney disease—lupus nephritis and ANCA-related glomerulonephritis—with increasingly lower income.

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14-Feb-2020 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants

Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burned.

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20-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST
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The fat around your arteries may actually keep them healthy

Michigan State University

A Michigan State University researcher is adding new evidence to the argument that the fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy. The finding could affect how researchers test for treatments related to plaque buildup in our arteries, or atherosclerosis, an issue that can often lead to a heart attack, which is currently a leading cause of death in the United States.

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20-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST
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AACN Announces 2020 Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce the results of its 2020 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

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20-Feb-2020 4:40 PM EST
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