Developing a Wearable Display for Surgeons
Cameras and screens have been used to augment surgeons’ vision for years, enabling them to see magnified surgical sites for greater precision. But as helpful as on-screen technology can be, it can also be challenging ergonomically, as surgeons often struggle to operate comfortably while moving around to look at the screens. “Shoulders and necks are going out, and doctors often have pain,” John R. Lyon, CEO and co-founder of HMDmd, told MD+DI. Years ago, Lyon and Allen Newman, SVP and co-founder, set out to improve the visualization of endoscopy using 3D, and they though...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Effects of Interventions Addressing School Environments or Educational Assets on Adolescent Sexual Health: Systematic Review and Meta ‐analysis
CONCLUSIONSAdditional and more rigorous evidence is needed to assess the probability that interventions addressing school ‐related factors are effective and to provide better understanding of the mechanisms by which they may work to improve adolescent sexual health. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

IntraHealth ’s Jeanne Tessougué of Mali Honored as Heroine of Health during World Health Assembly
May 22, 2019Women in Global Health honored IntraHealth International ’sJeanne Tessougu é as a Heroine of Health Sunday during the 72nd annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Tessougu é was one of seven women honored for their leadership in improving health care and advancing gender equality. The annual Heroines of Health awardshighlight women ’s major contributions to the global health care industry. Women currently hold 70% of jobs in the industry and contribute nearly $3 trillion to the health and social sectors,according to Women in Global Health, yet comprise a small percentage of global...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Mali Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity World Health Assembly Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Tanzania: Plastic Bags Ban - Protecting Local Communities From Industrial Pollution
[Daily News] THE government is currently in a move to keep clean the environment for industrial development and get rid of exploitation of its natural resources in an attempt to improve its economic stability. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Quality of Life Still Good with HIPEC Surgery for Peritoneal Mesothelioma
This study shows that the improvement in quality of life can be very significant compared with the preoperative status,” Levine said. “By six months, virtually all of the patients had recovered to preoperative baseline or better quality-of-life measures.” The post Quality of Life Still Good with HIPEC Surgery for Peritoneal Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Here Are the Safest and Most Effective Sunscreens
Summer means more time in the sun, which can be good for the bones—all that vitamin D—but bad for the skin. In its annual report on the sunscreens with the least toxic ingredients that are also effective, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found more than 250 products that measure up. All are free of two ingredients the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed are not generally safe and effective—PABA and trolamine salicylate—based on research showing these chemicals can contribute to immune system changes and other adverse health effects. The FDA has determined that two other active ingredi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer environmental toxins sunscreens Source Type: news

Natural environments favor 'good' bacteria
(University of Adelaide) A new study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote 'good' bacteria over 'bad' -- with potential benefits for human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mapping the global distribution of phytoplankton
(ETH Zurich) Researchers at ETH have charted the distribution of phytoplankton in the world's oceans for the first time and investigated the environmental factors that explain this distribution. They concluded that plankton diversity is only partially congruent with previous theories of biodiversity for the seas between the equator and the poles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hawaiian County: U.S. High Court Should Reverse Clean Water Act Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The County of Maui, Hawaii, on May 9 filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to reverse a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that upheld a summary judgment award to five environmental groups that accused the county of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) when discharging pollutants from its wells into the Pacific Ocean because point source permitting is required only where pollutants are being delivered to navigable waters by point sources (County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, et al., No. 18-260, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds
Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Sea Levels Could Rise by Much More Than Previously Predicted, According to New Study
Global sea levels could rise by over 6 feet by 2100––twice as much as had previously been predicted––threatening major cities and potentially flooding hundreds of millions of people, a study published Monday warned. The implications for coastal populations around the world could be severe if the predictions in the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences prove accurate. In the worst-case scenario, where global emissions are not curtailed and the climate warms by 5°C (9° Fahrenheit), the report authors predict sea levels could rise by as much as 7.8 feet. Large parts of ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

How will Mars explorers stop earthly viruses infecting the red planet?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers ’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsDuring ourvisits to Mars, what, if anything, are we doing to prevent our bacteria, viruses and other earthly life escaping from our vehicles and contaminating the pristine environment of the red planet?EjayContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Mars Life and style Source Type: news

EMS Strong: Building a Resilient EMS Workforce
To handle the stress associated with working in EMS, paramedics and EMTs benefit from good physical, mental and emotional health. The greatest asset of any EMS agency is its people—the EMS practitioners and other personnel who are there for members of the community during their worst moments, and who ensure their patients receive high-quality, compassionate and lifesaving care.  However, “being there” for patients and their family members and friends during medical emergencies is inherently stressful. EMS practitioners often work in harsh environments; under difficult, unpredictable circumstances; wi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Source Type: news

Exposure to common environmental chemicals may increase obesity risk
Data, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lyon, suggests that phthalate exposure may correlate with increased markers of liver damage and obesity risk.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Getting to the bottom of EPA climate fraud
(Natural News) In December 2009, the Obama Environmental Protection Agency issued its Endangerment Finding (EF) – decreeing that carbon dioxide (CO2) and other “greenhouse gases” (GHGs) endanger the health and welfare of Americans. In the process, EPA ignored the incredible economic, health and welfare benefits of fossil fuels – and the fact that (even at just 0.04%... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Art of Miniaturization in Medical Devices: 10 Expert Tips
Medical devices are getting smaller, less invasive, and more advanced. So what are the R&D considerations for miniaturization? These were the top 10 tips that came out of a BIOMEDevice Boston panel discussion on the topic: 1. Build Your Prototype Early, Even If It's a Scaled-Up Version Of all the expertise shared during the panel discussion on miniaturization, the one takeaway that seemed to rise above everything else is the importance of early prototyping. In miniaturization, it's not always possible or economically feasible to build a prototype to scale, but even a scaled-up version of the product can save you a lot ...
Source: MDDI - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Molding Source Type: news

Birmingham contractor begins work on Charlotte medical complex
A Birmingham general contractor has started construction on a pair of state-of-the-art Atrium Health medical office buildings and a nine-level parking deck in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brasfield& Gorrie has started construction in the Pappas Properties Midtown development, which is located at Kenilworth Avenue and Harding Place and near a park that is going to create a live/work/play environment. The two medical office buildings will be connected by a four-level pedestrian bridge. According… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Developing biosecurity tool to detect genetically engineered organisms in the wild
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) If a genetically or synthetically engineered organism gets into the environment, how will we tell it apart from the millions of naturally occurring microorganisms? Recently, the US government and research scientists have identified a need for new tools that can detect engineered organisms that have been accidentally or intentionally released beyond the lab. With scientists from Raytheon and other universities, WPI chemical engineer Eric Young is helping develop a detection tool based on DNA signatures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

mTORC1 amplifies the ATF4-dependent de novo serine-glycine pathway to supply glycine during TGF-{beta}1-induced collagen biosynthesis
The differentiation of fibroblasts into a transient population of highly activated, extracellular matrix (ECM)–producing myofibroblasts at sites of tissue injury is critical for normal tissue repair. Excessive myofibroblast accumulation and persistence, often as a result of a failure to undergo apoptosis when tissue repair is complete, lead to pathological fibrosis and are also features of the stromal response in cancer. Myofibroblast differentiation is accompanied by changes in cellular metabolism, including increased glycolysis, to meet the biosynthetic demands of enhanced ECM production. Here, we showed that trans...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Selvarajah, B., Azuelos, I., Plate, M., Guillotin, D., Forty, E. J., Contento, G., Woodcock, H. V., Redding, M., Taylor, A., Brunori, G., Durrenberger, P. F., Ronzoni, R., Blanchard, A. D., Mercer, P. F., Anastasiou, D., Chambers, R. C. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

IRF2 transcriptionally induces GSDMD expression for pyroptosis
Gasdermin-D (GSDMD) is cleaved by caspase-1, caspase-4, and caspase-11 in response to canonical and noncanonical inflammasome activation. Upon cleavage, GSDMD oligomerizes and forms plasma membrane pores, resulting in interleukin-1β (IL-1β) secretion, pyroptotic cell death, and inflammatory pathologies, including periodic fever syndromes and septic shock—a plague on modern medicine. Here, we showed that IRF2, a member of the interferon regulatory factor (IRF) family of transcription factors, was essential for the transcriptional activation of GSDMD. A forward genetic screen with N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU)&...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kayagaki, N., Lee, B. L., Stowe, I. B., Kornfeld, O. S., O'Rourke, K., Mirrashidi, K. M., Haley, B., Watanabe, C., Roose-Girma, M., Modrusan, Z., Kummerfeld, S., Reja, R., Zhang, Y., Cho, V., Andrews, T. D., Morris, L. X., Goodnow, C. C., Bertram, E. M., Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

CRAC channels regulate astrocyte Ca2+ signaling and gliotransmitter release to modulate hippocampal GABAergic transmission
Astrocytes are the major glial subtype in the brain and mediate numerous functions ranging from metabolic support to gliotransmitter release through signaling mechanisms controlled by Ca2+. Despite intense interest, the Ca2+ influx pathways in astrocytes remain obscure, hindering mechanistic insights into how Ca2+ signaling is coupled to downstream astrocyte-mediated effector functions. Here, we identified store-operated Ca2+ release–activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channels encoded by Orai1 and STIM1 as a major route of Ca2+ entry for driving sustained and oscillatory Ca2+ signals in astrocytes after stimulation of metabotropi...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Toth, A. B., Hori, K., Novakovic, M. M., Bernstein, N. G., Lambot, L., Prakriya, M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

New connections: Decoding macrophages in disease
Deciphering how macrophages are reprogrammed in disease may lead to better patient therapies. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Risky drinking decisions: the influence of party music and alcohol abuse in young adult women - Nikoulina AI, Arcurio LR, Finn PR, Jame TW.
Music is a ubiquitous feature of young adults' social drinking environments, yet no studies have assessed whether and how it impacts risky decisions to drink alcohol. Previous research on the influence of music on risky decisions is largely based around de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Great (or Not Quite So Great) Expectations
Expectations —both for yourself and your work environment—play a huge role in radiology. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - May 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Eric Postal, MD Tags: Blog DI Executive Source Type: news

Toxic water: Scientists are concerned about the increasing number of dangerous chemicals in our environment
(Natural News) We live in a time where we have all manner of modern conveniences, but many of them are proving to come with a huge trade-off. For example, the substances that can help our fabrics resist stains and repel water and keep food from sticking to our pans are a godsend from a cleaning... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states
A small town in Oklahoma is warning communities about the Trump administration's environmental policies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US Kids Aren ’ t Eating Enough Seafood, Study Says
(CNN) — The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, explores both the health benefits and the risks associated with eating what once swam in the sea while informing parents of the safest, most sustainable choices for their children. “Seafood consumption by children has declined every year since 2007 to levels not seen sinc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Seafood Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Exploring Family Predisposition
The National Cancer Institute has opened a clinical trial using mesothelioma patients and their family members to explore predisposition to the cancer and potential solutions to negating it. The trial is a follow up to an earlier study of a genetic mutation that creates susceptibility to various cancers but a longer-than-normal survival with platinum-based chemotherapy treatment. “This is an important, long-term study that could have implications not only for a patient, but for family members, too,” Dr. Raffit Hassan, NCI senior investigator told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “Progress can be m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 20, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Biotech Startups And The Hard Truth Of Innovation
Gary Pisano ’s recent Harvard Business Review piece, The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures, beautifully frames up how innovative corporate environments are frequently misunderstood. The author shares some color commentary from the perspective of a biotech founder and investor. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Booth, Contributor Source Type: news

Health Tip: Bed Bug Protection
--Bed bugs hitchhike from place to place by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage and more. The small nuisances live on the blood of animals or humans and can be quite resilient, says the Environmental Protection Agency. To help prevent bed bugs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recycled bulky urban waste gains new value
An EU-funded project has developed more efficient ways to obtain high-quality, recyclable raw materials from bulky waste. The advances contribute to Europe's efforts to reduce landfilling, recover valuable raw materials for reuse by industry, and protect the environment. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Environmental toxins can impair sexual development and fertility of future generations
(European Society of Endocrinology) Exposure to environmental pollutants can cause alterations in brain development that affect sexual development and fertility for several generations, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PFAS Senate hearing, Birnbaum ’s expert scientific testimony
Linda Birnbaum told senators that chemicals known as PFAS persist in the environment and affect nearly every system in the human body. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Women ’s health conference draws record crowd
NIEHS-sponsored women’s wellness conference offers screenings, resources, education, info for clinical research volunteers, and more. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS Trainees' Assembly — the year at a glance
At the NTA spring meeting, leaders highlighted an increase in postbaccalaureate fellows, a new grant editing group, and other accomplishments. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Are futuristic flying cars really better for the environment?
(Natural News) Better known as “flying cars,” electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) are said to be the cleaner and more economical mode of transportation compared to ground vehicles. However, researchers recently warned that this only applied for long commutes – over shorter distances, eVTOLs proved to be more inefficient and generated more air... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials
In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MICHAEL ADNO Tags: Antibiotics Drug Resistance (Microbial) Oranges Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Agriculture and Farming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Environmental Protection Agency Florida your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Approach to the violence of ageing in women - Morice-Chauveau C, Gourlaouen Guillou M.
The complexity of women's experience of ageing takes new forms in an environment which glorifies youth. Society's beliefs, demands and stereotypes, promoted by the media and advertising, serves to reinforce ageism. Before adapting to their internal reality... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Missouri inches up in ranking of 'best states' in the U.S.
A new ranking of best states in the U.S. puts Missouri just below the middle of the pack, but up a few notches from last year's ranking. U.S. News and World Report released its third annual survey of state rankings this week. The report evaluates how all 50 states are serving residents in 71 metrics across eight categories: health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and corrections, and na tural environment. Missouri came in at No. 28 on this year's ranking,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Nikki Kingery Source Type: news

Are alternative meats the key to a healthier life and planet? – Science Weekly podcast
How do protein substitutes compare with the real deal? Graihagh Jackson investigates by speaking to dieticianPriya Tew, the Guardian ’sFiona Harvey and authorIsabella Tree.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Produced and presented by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Vegan food and drink Science Health Environment Meat The meat industry Veganism Life and style Farming Society Source Type: news

Major U.S. brands demand EPA take action to stop pre-harvest spraying of toxic glyphosate on food crops
(Natural News) Mark your calendars for May 23. For this is the day that a coalition of environmentally-conscious, human health-focused, integrity-driven American food companies is planning to march on Washington, D.C., to demand that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally take action to stop the pre-harvest spraying of food crops with Monsanto’s toxic glyphosate herbicide.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment
From now, house style guide recommends terms such as ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’The Guardian has updated itsstyle guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world.Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” is favoured over “global warming”, although the original terms are not banned.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Environment The Guardian Biodiversity Wildlife Media National newspapers Climate change Conservation Science Extinction Rebellion Greta Thunberg & magazines Source Type: news

Schools should have one meat-free day a week, says charity
Soil Association calls for pupils in England to get ‘healthier and more climate-friendly’ mealsAll state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week, under new recommendations to the government that aim to make school meals more environmentally friendly and reflect changing dietary advice.Given wide acceptance that diets need to change to address the climate crisis – including by eating less meat and more beans and pulses – the Soil Association is urging the Department for Education to replace a non-mandatory recommendation for a weekly meat-free day with a st...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent Tags: School meals Climate change Schools Vegan food and drink Health Farming Environment Plants Society Education UK news The meat industry Children Nutrition Science Source Type: news

Sedimentary, dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?
(Frontiers) In 2020, NASA and European-Russian missions will look for evidence of past life on Mars. But while volcanic, igneous rock predominates on the Red Planet, virtually the entire Earth fossil record comes from sedimentary rocks.Addressing the problem in Frontiers in Earth Science, Swedish scientists have begun compiling evidence of fossilized microbes in underexplored igneous rock environments on Earth, to help guide where to search for a Martian fossil record - and what to look for. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Electric 'flying taxi' prototype unveiled by German start-up
Lilium says electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft could be in service by 2025A new “flying taxi” has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years.The electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft is designed to travel up to 300km, a journey that would take it an hour at top speed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gwyn Topham Tags: Aeronautics Automotive industry Business Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars Greenhouse gas emissions Environment Motoring Technology Travel and transport World news Source Type: news

Do YOU live in an area at-risk of anthrax?
Although it is considered a rare disease, a study by The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in Maryland, reveals up to 1.83billion people may be exposed to the anthrax bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morbi-mortality of the victims of internal conflict and poor population in the Risaralda Province, Colombia - Renter ía-Ramos R, Hurtado-Heredia R, Urdinola BP.
This work studies the health status of two populations similar in most social and environmental interactions but one: the individuals from one population are victims of an internal armed conflict. Both populations are located in the Risaralda province, Col... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Latest T-Cell Study Opens for Mesothelioma Patients
Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have opened a much-anticipated clinical trial involving a novel T-cell therapy for patients with mesothelioma. The two institutions are establishing dosage levels and measuring efficacy of TC-210, a type of immunotherapy that targets mesothelin, a cell surface protein highly expressed in several cancers. The study also is open to patients with certain types of bile duct, ovarian and non-small cell lung cancer. Participation is based upon individual levels of mesothelin expression. Researchers at the two centers are hoping to ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 16, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Medical Interns Past Compromise
[Addis Fortune] Medical interns are up in arms with working conditions and have launched demonstrations across the country. The interns are complaining of unsafe working environments, unsustainable long hours, low pay and substandard medical facilities that compromise the health of their patients and themselves. As the issue gained national importance, a meeting with Prime Minister Abiy, who talked about progress in the sector, failed to address their concerns, and interns at Black Lion hospital and other hospitals are st (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news