Fossil shows fish evolved to walk on land — then went back to the water
After an ancient fish developed legs, its newly discovered descendent Qikiqtania wakei went back to swimming in open water. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kai McNamee Source Type: news

Ancient southwestern desert people ate more, larger, fish than previously thought
There is a common misconception that Ancestral Pueblo people rarely ate fish. The remains of fish that were eaten by these people are indeed rare at early archaeological sites in the Middle Rio Grande basin of central New Mexico. Now, however … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

3 Reasons to Avoid Farmed Salmon
Not so long ago, Atlantic salmon was an abundant wild species. Born in the rivers of northeastern United States and Canada, after a couple years in freshwater they embarked on an epic migration, navigating 2,000 miles across the Atlantic to feed and mature off western Greenland. Millions of salmon travelled up to 60 miles a day, fending off predators and feeding on zooplankton and small fish. When the time came, instinct and the earth’s magnetic fields led these magnificent fish back to spawn in the precise rivers of their birth. Today, wild salmon are an endangered species, gone from most rivers in the U.S. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins Tags: Uncategorized freelance Sustainability Source Type: news

Listen to wild stingrays sing for the first time
Strap on a snorkel, and it’s not hard to find yourself at an underwater orchestra. But along with shouting fish and snapping shrimp , there appears to be a new addition to the nautical ensemble: the stingray. A newly released video compilation documents three individuals from two species of stingray—the mangrove whipray ( Urogymnus granulatus ) and the cowtail stingray ( Pastinachus ater )—making short clicks when approached by swimmers. The noises coincide with the movement of the rays’ spiracles, slits behind their eyes they use to breathe while resting on the ocean f...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 20, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

People With Diabetes Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease. How to Reduce the Risk
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, know that you’ve got plenty of company. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that in 2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 37.3 million adults in the U.S.—about 11.3% of the population—had the chronic condition, and that number continues to grow. Type 1 diabetes develops when the body isn’t able to produce insulin, and Type 2 occurs when the body doesn’t use insulin correctly. Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, and when it’s uncontrolled, a person’s blood sugar can jump to dangerous levels that requ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Climate change may be culprit in Antarctic fish disease outbreak
Climate change might be behind an unusual disease outbreak among Antarctic fish, researchers are finding. For a decade, University of Oregon biologists John Postlethwait and Thomas Desvignes have been visiting the West Antarctic Peninsula. They study … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

The Atlantic cod is coming back after strict catch limits greatly decreased numbers
Atlantic cod, a fish that was foundational to New England's economy, is being caught at historically low levels. But a research scientist says cod is in the early stages of a comeback. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Berke Source Type: news

What Makes Tuna, Tuna? Subway Lawsuit Aims to Find Out
The world’s largest sandwich chain is facing another controversy: whether the tuna fish it uses is truly 100% tuna. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharks mistaking feet for fish are likely behind Long Island attacks
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dustin Jones Source Type: news

‘Inspiring to see’: scientists show how forests of kelp can potentially be brought back to life
Tasmania ’s giant kelp has all but vanished, but worldwide restoration efforts provide hope the precious habitats can be rejuvenatedGet ourfree news app,morning email briefing anddaily news podcastThe thick underwater forests off Tasmania ’s east coast used to be so dense they were marked as shipping hazards on nautical charts. Thriving stands of giant kelp, which grows up to 40 metres high, once provided habitat for fur seals, seahorses, weedy sea dragons, rock lobsters, abalone and fish.Since the 1960s, Tasmania ’s giant kelp has all but vanished. Despite the rapid speed at which the brown algae grows – up to hal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Marine life Tasmania Australia news Environment Wildlife Source Type: news

PODCAST: Rethinking research
Yale physician-professors discuss a concerning new COVID-19 variant, new doubts about a major fish-oil study, and the need for new models of funding research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a Month
A new study suggests that cousins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on frozen meat and fish for up to 30 days. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a Month
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2022 -- Had COVID? You might want to clean your freezer out. A new study suggests that cousins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on frozen meat and fish for up to 30 days. The research -- prompted by COVID outbreaks in Asia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: The popular fish that some people 'can't risk eating' - expert
HIGH Blood pressure is rife in countries where poor dietary habits are commonly adhered to, but confusion remains over which food sources are culprits. Certain types of fish, for example, may contribute to the development of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential suicide prophylactic activity by the fish oil metabolite, 4-hydroxyhexenal - Kalkman HO.
Low levels of n-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) and high levels of n-6 PUFAs in the blood circulation are associated with an increased risk for suicide. Clinical studies indicate that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, a n-3 PUFA found in fish-oil) disp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news