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Article ID: 700714

New COPD guidelines from international panel provide updated recommendations

Mayo Clinic

For many people, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a distressing and recurrent illness that affects breathing ability and quality of life. While treatable, COPD remains the third leading cause of death in the U.S. In the latest issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers take a closer look at new findings and recommendations from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to assess updates and address the role of treatment in the disease.

18-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700758

Looking Back in Time to Watch for a Different Kind of Black Hole

Georgia Institute of Technology

A simulation done by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has suggested what astronomers should look for if they search the skies for a direct collapse black hole in its early stages.

18-Sep-2018 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700734

Social Animals Have Tipping Points, Too

Santa Fe Institute

Quantitative tools developed in math and physics to understand bifurcations in dynamical systems could help ecologists and biologists better understand -- and predict -- tipping points in animal societies.

18-Sep-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700752

How Machine Learning Can Sharpen Environmental Research

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne recently hosted a workshop that brought together computational and natural scientists to discuss opportunities for applying machine learning and geospatial statistics to challenging problems in environmental research.

18-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700753

Ketogenic diet reduces body fat in women with ovarian or endometrial cancer

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who followed the ketogenic diet for 12 weeks lost more body fat and had lower insulin levels compared to those who followed the low-fat diet. Researchers say ketogenic diets limit the ability of cancer to grow, which gives the patient’s immune system time to respond.

18-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700749

For-Profit Hospitals Correlated with Higher Readmission Rates

University of Illinois at Chicago

Patients who receive care in a for-profit hospital are more likely to be readmitted than those who receive care in nonprofit or public hospitals, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

18-Sep-2018 4:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 700748

Federal Dollar Allocations to States Result in Lower Infant Mortality Rates

Washington University in St. Louis

Increases in federal transfers, money that the federal government sends to states to improve the well-being of citizens, are strongly associated with a decrease in infant mortality rates, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Holding all other variables constant, a $200 increase in the amount of federal transfers per capita would save one child’s life for every 10,000 live births,” said Michael McLaughlin, a doctoral student at the Brown School and lead author of the study, “The Impact of Federal Transfers Upon U.

18-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT

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Article ID: 700747

WHO TB Report Sets Stage for Historic U.N.TB Meeting

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) joins the World Health Organization in calling for robust global political commitments, including funding, to halt the TB pandemic, following the release of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2018 today. This important report describes in detail the global morbidity and mortality burden of TB and provides critical context for the first-ever United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis on Sept 26, 2018.

18-Sep-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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