UCLA Researchers Discover Organisms in Semen Microbiome That Affect Sperm Motility and Male Fertility
Study findings could lead to new clinical laboratory testing biomarkers designed to assess for male infertility Clinical laboratories are increasingly performing tests that have as their biomarkers the DNA and enzymes found in human microbiota. And microbiologists and epidemiologists know that like other environments within the human body, semen has its own microbiome. Now, a […] The post UCLA Researchers Discover Organisms in Semen Microbiome That Affect Sperm Motility and Male Fertility appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 1, 2024 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dar Source Type: news

Skateboard parks: the time has come to develop policies to reduce injuries - Russell K, Mitchell-Dueck J, Morrongiello B.
The built environment can exacerbate risk factors for illness and injury or be purposely constructed to contribute to healthy lifestyles.1 2 Healthy built environments promote physical activity, connect communities, and can lower the risk of injury.2 For e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Detection and management of coal seam outcrop fire in China: a case study - Liu Y, Qi X, Luo D, Zhang Y, Qin J.
The outcrop fire area in Rujigou Coal Mine in Ningxia, China has been burning continuously for over 100  years. This not only results in wastage of resources but also poses significant damage to the ecological environment. Previous research on open fire det... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ergonomic principles of road signs comprehension: a literature review - Mustapha A, Abdul-Rani AM, Saad N, Mustapha M.
Road signs are an essential component of a safe driving environment. Understanding road signs is vital to road safety. This paper reviews many earlier investigations into how well drivers understand road signs, considering ergonomic principles. Articles fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Demographics and clinical characteristics of carbon monoxide poisoning for patients attending in the emergency department at a tertiary hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Alharthy N, Alanazi A, Almoqaytib A, Alharbi B, Alshaibani R, Albuniyan J, Alshibani A.
BACKGROUND: Carbon Monoxide (CO) is one of the most common environmental causes of acute intoxication globally. It can lead to the development of Delayed Neuropsychiatric Sequelae (DNS) which may develop in 2-40  days after remission of acute CO poisoning. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Analysis of road accidents in two mixed industrial urban zones, using nested Poisson and Negative Binomial models - Eliane HGM, Angelica L.
This paper identifies the variables related to road accidents, by means of nested Poisson and Negative Binomial models, for two urban zones. In zone 1, mixed-industrial land use predominates, while zone 2 is a larger area than includes zone 1 and has mainl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Can cargo bikes compete with cars? Cargo bike sharing users rate cargo bikes superior on most motives - especially if they reduced car ownership - Bissel M, Becker S.
The transport sector and especially private cars pose environmental, economic, and social challenges. For this reason, cargo bikes and shared mobility are considered viable alternatives for road transport. In order to understand the potential and barriers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

How do migration decisions and drivers differ against extreme environmental events? - Mallick B, Best K, Carrico A, Ghosh T, Priodarshini R, Sultana Z, Samanta G.
Migration is often understood to be a livelihood strategy to cope with the effects of environmental threats and climate change. Yet, the extent to which migration decisions differ due to the type, severity, and frequency of environmental events has been li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Exploring nurses' clinical judgment concerning the relative importance of fall risk factors: a mixed method approach using the Q Methodology - Takase M, Kisanuki N, Nakayoshi Y, Uemura C, Sato Y, Yamamoto M.
BACKGROUND: Nurses are pivotal in averting patient falls through their assessment of cues presented by patients and their environments, rendering clinical judgments regarding the risk of falling, and implementing tailored interventions. Despite the intrica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

China Commerce Ministry Warns of Complex, Severe, and Uncertain External Environment for Trade
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden admin punts major power plant crackdown until after 2024 election
The Biden administration is punting on finalizing the bulk of proposed environmental regulations targeting existing fossil fuel-fired power plants until after the upcoming election. In an unexpected announcement Thursday evening, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its "new"…#epa #michaelregan #sierraclub #benjealous #bidenepa (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA Samueli to lead $4 million cell research project funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Key takeawaysThe grant will fund a three-year collaboration among researchers at UCLA, USC and Caltech to advance cell and tissue engineering technologies.The project, led by UCLA ’s Dino Di Carlo, will engineer, manipulate and analyze cell-to-cell interactions that underlie complex multicellular systems in the body.Di Carlo said he aims for the collaboration to develop into a long-term partnership across institutions to advance biotechnology in Los Angeles.The Chan Zuckerberg Initiativetoday announced a $4 million grant to support research led by the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering that will examine cellular behavio...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 29, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NNLM ’ s Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series
Join us March 5-April 2 for the NNLM’s Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series! This series will feature experts in social determinants of environmental health, who will present on environmental health disparities and populations disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards, share informative resources, and discuss interventions to reduce environmental health disparities. This webinar series explores research-based aspects of environmental health, which may include topics such as: health effects of climate change, indoor/outdoor air quality, natural- and human-caused disasters, toxins in co...
Source: The Cornflower - February 29, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Shaping the Future of Healthier Spaces: iAIR Institute's Leading Research at AAAAI 2024
The iAIR Institute, a pioneer in promoting healthy indoor environments, proudly unveiled two important research posters at the prestigious AAAAI 2024 Annual Meeting. These presentations highlight the institute's dedication to scientific advancement and its mission to empower individuals... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 29, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: SVY Source Type: news

South Africa: 'Toxic' Medical Waste Dumped Along Wild Coast Had Labels 'Deliberately Removed'
[Daily Maverick] Health investigators have found that medical waste that was dumped along the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast had labels and other identifiers like batch numbers 'deliberately removed'. Medical waste has now been collected from five places on a 25km stretch between Sigidi and Mtentu villages, according to the AMadiba Crisis Committee. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 29, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Environment Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news